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Bobby Miller impresses once more by placing out 7 over 6 shutout frames – Dodgers Digest

The Dodgers turned to Clayton Kershaw to cease their dropping streak a pair video games in the past, and so they leaned on Bobby Miller immediately to cease their current pitching struggles from deepening additional. Fortunately, he was as much as the duty and the Dodgers offense confirmed up immediately in a 9-0 blowout win.


Whereas Bobby Miller was the story, early on it regarded like Aaron Nola may be, as he cruised via the primary eight batters he confronted within the sport. However like lots of Dodger rallies this 12 months, theirs within the third got here out of nowhere and with two outs, as a James Outman double off the wall was shortly adopted by a Mookie Betts RBI single to start out the scoring. Advancing to second on the throw dwelling, Mookie then scored as properly on a Freddie Freeman single that adopted for a 2-0 lead.

The offense acquired on the board once more within the 4th, this time within the easy manner with David Peralta smashing a no-doubter to proper, his third of the 12 months to make it 4-0.

As talked about, it was Bobby Miller who starred once more, as his debut has gone about ideally as potential. In a manner, it was type of much more promising that he labored out of bother, as regardless that issues gained’t all the time go his manner he’s confirmed the flexibility to make pitches.

Certainly, after a 1-2-3 body within the 1st, he was greeted by a single within the 2nd. After a strikeout, he surrendered a double off the wall to place a pair in scoring place, however he bounced proper again with one other strikeout. Whereas he issued a stroll to load the bases, Miller prevented any harm by inducing a weak groundout to finish the risk.

From there, he principally rolled. He gave up a stroll within the third however noticed that erased by a double play, surrendered only a single within the 4th, and had a clear fifth. I suppose as a result of pen sport tomorrow they determined to roll the cube a bit and let him get the sixth as properly, and Miller responded by placing up one other zero, permitting only a stroll in his ultimate body.

6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 Ok, 104 Pitches

Fortuitously that purchased sufficient time for issues to come back aside on the seams for the Phillies. Nola was nonetheless within the sport and pitched into the seventh, permitting only a single between the fifth and sixth innings, however the seventh was a multitude.

A one-out single by Chris Taylor led to his steal of second, a James Outman stroll, after which a Mookie Betts single to make it 5-0 and knock Nola out of the sport.

The brand new pitcher supplied no reduction, as he promptly hit Freddie Freeman on the foot to load the bases. Will Smith did comply with with a floor out for the second out of the inning, however fortunately it was hit softly sufficient to advance all runners and plate a run. On the Max Muncy stroll that adopted, a wild pitch was uncorked that made it 6-0 as Betts scored. Then J.D. Martinez continued his scorching month-plus of baseball, destroying his sixteenth homer of the 12 months to make it 9-0.

The Dodgers went down quietly in each the eighth and ninth, however it didn’t matter by then.

Andre Jackson was tasked with saving the pen, and he did simply that. After he escaped a two-out double and single within the seventh, he cruised via a 1-2-3 body within the eighth, and permitting only a single within the ninth to shut out the sport.

Save and Eric Stephen is blissful.


Right here’s Jason Heyward enjoying first base.


Diamondbacks 39-25
Dodgers 37-28 (2.5 GB)
Giants 32-31 (6.5 GB)*

*Both nonetheless enjoying or will play later.

The sequence concludes tomorrow on the ungodly hour of seven:35 AM HT/10:35 AM PT/1:35 PM ET on a rattling Sunday. Regardless of having Tony Gonsolin on 4 days relaxation, the Dodgers are going with a pen sport towards Taijuan Walker (5.04 ERA/4.51 xERA/4.49 DRA).



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