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Dodgers recall Brock Stewart to start against Rockies

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The Dodgers on Tuesday recalled Brock Stewart to start Tuesday night’s game against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Stewart becomes the eighth pitcher to start a game for the Dodgers in 2018, two shy of what they used in all of 2017.

Friday’s postponement and Saturday’s subsequent doubleheader in Washington D.C. necessitated that the Dodgers would need another starter at least by Wednesday. They opted to start Kenta Maeda on Wednesday, giving him an extra day of rest after pitching eight innings last Thursday.

This is the fourth separate time Stewart has been recalled to the majors this season, though all of his previous work in 2018 with the Dodgers has been in relief. He has a 3.18 ERA in three games this season, with five strikeouts and three walks in 5⅔ innings. Tuesday will be Stewart’s 10th major league start in his third season.

The right-hander has a 2.08 ERA in five starts in Triple-A, with 22 strikeouts and eight walks in 21⅔ innings. He last pitched on Thursday, throwing 63 pitches in three innings.

Stewart’s last outing longer than three innings at any level this season was Apr. 18, a 5⅔-inning start.

To make room for Stewart on the active roster the Dodgers optioned Pat Venditte to Triple-A.

Notes

  • Chad Bettis starts the middle game for the Rockies, with five straight quality starts on the road under his belt. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA in his six starts away from home this season, 10th in baseball in road ERA.
  • The Dodgers are 8-14 at home this season. In 2017 they lost their 14th game at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 11, after first winning 47 home games.
  • Max Muncy leads the Dodgers in slugging percentage (.535), one of two among the 17 position players to bat this season, along with Matt Kemp (.518). Muncy bats leadoff on Tuesday.

Broadcast news

Tuesday night’s game will be televised on ESPN, with no local blackouts in either market. Adam Amin and Rick Sutcliffe are on the call.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA, ESPN