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2018 Dodgers Review: Adam Liberatore

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Adam Liberatore spent four seasons with the Dodgers, before being released in September of 2018.

What went right

Liberatore began the season in Oklahoma City, and was recalled on April 18. He was lights out in the month of April, throwing five innings of shutout ball. He allowed only one hit and had four strikeouts.

What went wrong

The rest of the season, not as smooth-sailing. In his remaining two months with LA, Liberatore had an ERA of 4.50. Opponents were hitting .300 off of him, and he had almost as many walks (6) as he did strikeouts (8).

He struggled significantly against right-handed batters, as they hit .350 off him.

When runners reached base, things were even worse. With runners on base, his ERA was 6.23, and with runners in scoring position, his ERA was over 10.

Liberatore would allow only two runs over his final 10 appearances with LA, but on June 23 he was optioned back down to Oklahoma City. Shorty after, he was placed on the disabled list. He was activated off the DL near the end of July, but placed back on it about two weeks later.

In September, he was released by the Dodgers.

2018 particulars

Age: 31

Stats: 2-1, 2.77 ERA, 13 IP, 12 SO, 1.385 WHIP, 4.39 FIP, 144 ERA+

Salary: Unkown

Game of the year

Liberatore was one of four pitchers used for the first-ever combined no-hitter in Dodgers history. On May 4, Liberatore came in for the ninth inning. He threw one scoreless inning, allowing zero hits and striking out two, securing the no-hitter.

Roster status

Liberatore is currently a free-agent.