The Los Angeles Dodgers redeemed themselves in what could have been a traumatizing series. It was Bobby Miller, 24, who hit a 161-kilometer monster.
The Dodgers won 3-1 against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday (April 4) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA. They snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 84-52.
The Dodgers were on the verge of a shock sweep after dropping the first three games of a four-game series to battle for the National League crown. Lance Lynn, Julio Urias, and Emmitt Sheehan took turns on the mound, but couldn’t contain Atlanta’s firepower. They gave up home runs in all three games to Ronald Acuña Jr.
But the Dodgers were saved on this day by monster rookie Miller. Miller used a potent mix of four-seam fastballs (33) topping out at 100.1 mph, 24 changeups, 19 sinkers, 11 curves, and 10 sliders to keep a hot Atlanta lineup in check. He allowed one run on three hits (one homer) in seven innings, walking five and striking out one.
In the first inning, he gave up a single to right to A.J. Altherr but got Austin Riley to ground into a double play to end the inning with the lead runner on first and catcher Will Smith snagging Riley’s steal of second to end the first.
In the second inning, Matt Olson led off with a grounder to second base. One out later, he gave up a double to Marcell Ozuna but got Eddie Rosario to fly out to center field and Travis d’Arnaud to fly out to left field to end the inning.
In the third, he got Orlando Arcia to ground out to third and Michael Harris II and Ronald Acuña Jr. to strike out back-to-back for the first three outs of the inning and four straight through the sixth.
Then, in the seventh, he loaded the bases with two outs. Sixteen straight batters reached base. But two batters later in the seventh, he gave up a solo shot to Matt Olson and a walk to Ozuna. But he induced Eddie Rosario to fly out to second base to end the inning.
Miller, a top prospect who was selected with the 29th overall pick in the first round of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft, has settled into the starting rotation this year and has been on a roll. He went seven innings for the first time in his career and bailed his team out with his first quality start.카지노
The offense came through at the right time to help Miller get the win and snap the team’s losing streak. With the score tied at 0-0 in the bottom of the fifth, leadoff hitter James Outman drew a walk and Miguel Rojas followed with a double to the top of the left-center field fence. A throwing error allowed Rojas to advance to third before Mookie Betts lined a single through the center field fence for a 2-0 lead.
After giving up a solo shot to Matt Olson in the seventh, the Dodgers got a run back in the bottom of the eighth on James Heyward’s single to right, a wild pitch and Chris Taylor’s walk to put runners on first and second with two outs.
After Miller, Shelby Miller and Bruce DeGraterol pitched the final two innings to help the Dodgers snap the losing streak.