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Alex Wood & Ross Stripling swap has been a disaster

Since both players swapped spots, they’ve allowed 10 runs in 10 1⁄3 innings

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Two weeks ago, Dave Roberts announced that Alex Wood will be moving to the bullpen. In the move, Ross Stripling would be added back into the starting rotation.

Safe to say, things haven’t gone as planned. Over the last two weeks, both players have drastically underperformed.

Stripling has made four starts, failing to pitch more than 3 13 innings in each start. He’s coming off his worst start of the season, where he lasted only 1 23 innings against Arizona. He allowed three runs and walked two, and left the game with the bases loaded.

In 11 23 innings, he’s allowed nine runs and 15 hits.

Switching things over to Wood, things haven’t been any easier. Since the swap, Wood has appeared in four outings, pitching a combined two innings.

He allowed two runs in his first outing, but has pitched three consecutive scoreless outings. Granted, it’s been a combined 1 13 innings and allowed a hit to the only batter he faced Saturday.

Prior to Stripling being added back to the rotation, the Dodgers were 11-6 in his starts. Since, they’ve dropped three of four.

Stripling found success early in the season, making his first All-Star game and having an ERA of 2.08 at the break. He’s made seven starts since the break, allowing at least three runs in four starts.

With three games left, the Dodgers find themselves in second place of the division. If they are able to sneak into the postseason, a lot will be put on the shoulders of Stripling and Wood, whom the Dodgers have relied on so heavily all season long.