Brandon McCarthy did just what the Dodgers needed from him on Sunday afternoon and he delivered the longest start of the season that was not pitched by Clayton.

McCarthy made one mistake all night and he got it out of the way fast, giving up a two-run home run to Arizona’s best hitter, Paul Goldschmidt.

Aside from that one blemish, his start was remarkable.

He went deep into the game, completing seven innings and allowing only five hits and one walk. McCarthy also racked up six strikeouts across his seven innings.

After this start, McCarthy lowered his ERA to a remarkable 2.25 over his first four outings of the season and improved his record to 3-0.

McCarthy has been the Dodgers only reliable starter aside from Clayton Kershaw over the course of April.

With no injury concerns arising through his first four starts, it looks as though McCarthy is fully healthy and ready for the long haul of an entire baseball season.

Dodgers tag the Dbacks for six runs in the fifth inning

 

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