Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting pitcher Kenta Maeda’s struggles continued in his most recent start against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Entering Sunday’s game against Milwaukee, it was obvious that Kenta Maeda’s leash was getting shorter and shorter as a member of the Dodgers’ starting rotation.
He has been known to not be able to get deep into ballgames which is what the Dodger bullpen desperately needs him to do as they have been taxed for multiple innings almost each and every game this season.
History repeated itself once again on Sunday afternoon. Kenta Maeda was pulled after just four innings, leaving his team down 2-0 and forcing them to rely on their bullpen for at least five more innings if the team was to mount a comeback.
Andy McCullough of the LA Times reported after Sunday’s game that Kenta Maeda will be making his next start but the team is getting frustrated with him.
Kenta Maeda will make his next start, Dave Roberts said. The frustration with his performance is growing, though.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) June 4, 2017
With McCarthy and Wood soon to return from injuries and a healthy Julio Urias in Oklahoma City, any start could now be Maeda’s last.