After struggling in Philadelphia, Dodgers ace Walker Buehler tossing a dominant start over Miami was just what the Doc ordered. Manager Dave Roberts spoke on Buehler’s locked in performance.
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He was really good. The fastball lane was consistent getting the ball glove side out of the gates — he was just commanding that down and away low dart to the right hand hitter. And the cutter off of that, and the breaking ball off of that. Just getting ahead of guys all day, the called strike, the swing and miss… he could essentially do whatever he wanted today.
After surrendering 6 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings at Philly on Tuesday, Walker bounced back to strikeout 11 Marlins in 7 scoreless innings. Most importantly, he walked none while allowing only 5 hits — two of which came late. Ahead of this start, Buehler spoke about limiting his free passes, so Sunday’s game at Dodger Stadium was encouraging.
The Dodger offense helped ease the young right hander as they scored early and often vs Miami starter Jordan Yamamoto.
For Joc [Pederson] to get us on the board, that was big — and obviously Max [Muncy]. So the two 2-run homers in the first and the third obviously stressed [Yamamoto], got the pitch count up and we got to their bullpen.
AJ had a really good day, Kiké had a really nice day. It was good to see for all of us.
The Dodger bats were firing all series as Los Angeles outscored its opponent 21-7 in a weekend sweep at the stadium.