Dodgers @ Braves August 2, 2017: Stewart for 10 in a row

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Are you having fun? You should be having fun. A Dodgers (75-31) win tonight wouldn’t just guarantee a series victory over the Braves (48-57). It would also be the Dodgers’ tenth win in a row, and third double-digit winning streak of the season — in 40 games.

Dodgers
Braves
4:35 PM PT
Atlanta
2B
Utley
CF
Inciarte
SS
 Seager
3B
Phillips
LF
Taylor
1B
Freeman
1B
Bellinger
C
Suzuki
CF
Pederson
RF
Markakis
3B
Forsythe
LF
Santana
C
Grandal 2B Albies
RF
Puig
SS
Camargo
P
Stewart (R)
P
Teheran (R)

Brock “Brock Brock” Stewart (0.00 ERA, 2.62 FIP, 5.17 DRA) has yet to allow an earned run in 16.2 innings pitched this year. Stewart’s first six appearances of the season were out of the bullpen, and he went multiple innings in each of them. His first start of the year came last week against Minnesota, and it was … odd, to say the least. The Twins scored all five of their runs against him, but none of them were earned, due to some errors and passed balls. Stewart, who was on a pitch limit, lasted only 3.2 innings in that start. The Dodgers eventually won that game in walk-off fashion.

Julio Teheran (5.09 ERA, 5.75 FIP, 5.34 DRA) will make his second start against the Dodgers this year. On July 22, Teheran went 6.1 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits, including three home runs.

Justin Turner gets the day off, and Logan Forsythe shifts to third base, with Chase Utley filling in at second.

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Yu Darvish has officially joined the team (Josh Ravin, who allowed a two-run home run last night, is the corresponding move to get him on the roster):

Our first look at him in Dodger blue came courtesy of his wife, Seiko (who’s a professional wrestler, by the way):

No, I don’t have chills, YOU have chills.

Darvish also threw his first bullpen session as a Dodger today:

Oh, and there’s this:

Is it Friday yet?

About Sarah Wexler

Sarah Wexler
Sarah Wexler is a native Angeleno and longtime Dodger fan. She began blogging about baseball in 2012 on her Tumblr, New Grass On The Field, where she covered an array of topics but especially enjoyed exploring baseball history. She now writes for The Hardball Times, FanGraphs and Sporting News, and co-hosts a podcast, The Hardball Times Audio. She recently earned her master's degree in Sports Management from Cal State Long Beach. She graduated from New York University in 2014 with a bachelor's in History and a minor in American Studies. She's an avid Springsteen fan, which is a big boost to her baseball writer cred.