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Miller begins as Dodgers attempt to not get walked off – Dodgers Digest

The Dodgers are struggling a bit, as final night time marked their fifth loss within the final seven video games and their third straight lack of the walkoff selection. The Dodgers ended their sequence with the Nationals with a loss, however have been nonetheless a half sport up within the NL West. Immediately, they’re 2.5 behind the Diamondbacks, who’ve received three straight and eight of their final 10. Immediately, the Dodgers look to proper the ship and ship out the man that’s been their finest pitcher for the final three weeks.

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1:05 PM Philadelphia
2B Betts LF Schwarber (L)
1B Freeman (L) RF Castellanos
C Smith DH Harper (L)
3B Muncy (L) SS Turner
DH Martinez C Realmuto
LF Peralta (L) 2B Stott (L)
RF Heyward (L) CF Marsh (L)
SS Taylor 1B Clemens (L)
CF Outman (L) 3B Sosa
P Miller (R) P Nola (R)

Bobby Miller will get the beginning as we speak. Miller introduced his arrival on the nationwide stage final week, as he held the Yankees to successful and two walks in six shutout innings final Sunday on ESPN. Each walks got here within the first inning, and he allowed a baserunner on an error within the third and a single within the fifth. He acquired 14 swinging strikes and struck out seven, however took the no choice because the bullpen gave up 4 runs within the final three innings and the Dodgers might solely muster one run. Miller has but to permit a homer in any of his three begins and has struck out 16 to solely 4 walks, which is spectacular for a younger arm. Miller has had success towards two intimidating lineups in his three begins (and the Nats, who’ve the sixth-best crew common however Twenty third-best crew slugging). The Phillies have had a surprisingly middle-of-the-pack lineup this season (twelfth in OPS), however the prime of the order is as harmful as any.

Aaron Nola goes for the Phillies as we speak. The longtime ace has struggled a bit this season, with a 4.30 ERA/4.27 FIP in 81 2/3 innings. His FIP can be the best in his nine-year profession, and might in all probability be attributed to his worst strikeout price since 2015 (23.6 %). He seemed just like the Nola of outdated in his final begin towards the Tigers. He struck out 5 of the primary six batters he confronted and 12 total in seven innings. He confronted the minimal by means of six innings, issuing two walks however acquired a caught stealing and a double play to maintain it on the minimal. He allowed three unearned runs within the seventh after an Edmundo Sosa error prolonged the inning and Nick Maton hit a 3 run homer. Nola had given up 9 runs in his earlier two video games and 21 runs in six Could begins, so June was a a lot better begin for him. A type of Could begins got here in LA, and the Dodgers acquired him for 4 runs in 6 1/3 innings, together with a Miguel Vargas homer.

Vargas is out of the lineup as we speak, with Mookie Betts beginning at second and the lefties within the outfield. Chris Taylor begins at brief. Shoutout the Phillies for having the very same lineup as yesterday.


The Dodgers made a roster transfer, doubtless in preparation for tomorrow’s bullpen sport.

Shelby Miller threw two innings yesterday and was positioned on the bereavement listing as we speak. Andre Jackson is up and can doubtless pitch a bulk function tomorrow. Experiences point out tomorrow’s starter can be a lefty, however Jackson is smart as the majority function. He’s thrown 75 pitches in a sport this season at AAA, so he may very well be in line for 3-4 innings tomorrow.


Some Austin Barnes updates.

Barnes appeared to have averted severe harm and can take BP as we speak. The schedule labored out fairly properly for his harm with 4 and 1 o clock native begin instances stopping any early video games after an evening sport. Will Smith is slated to start out tomorrow as properly.


First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM PT and can be proven on Sportsnet LA.



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