The Dodgers came into this game 19.5 games ahead of the Padres, and the series tied at 1 apiece.
Buehler earned his 10th win of the season, pitching a complete game, with a stat line of: 9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 15 K, 0 BB. Pure dominance by Buehler.
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 4, 2019
After the game, Buehler caught up with David Vassegh.
Walker Buehler on if he could feel the crowd willing him to get the final out:
“Yeah, of course, you can, man. It’s Dodgers Stadium, so. We have the best fans in baseball, and you can always feel ’em here.”
Walker Buehler on why he pitches so well at Dodger Stadium:
“Yeah, just comfortable, obviously we go through our routines, and nothing really changes, but the road is a little different, and we feel good here, and we play well here.”
Walker Buehler on how proud he is to have two complete games this season, in a day and age where guys barely go 6 innings:
“I wish it happened more, and I wish I could do it more. It’s one of those things it’s special every time regardless, whether they score or not.”
Walker Buehler on him and Dave Roberts not saying a word to each other after the top of the 8th inning finished:
“He said keep going, the first complete game this year, I was deeper into my pitch count, so I believed I was going back out, and we would have been in a bad spot if he told me I wasn’t.”
Walker Buehler on the Padres striking out second-most in the National League, did you feel like this matchup you could exploit that?
“No, they just happen to have a lot of right handed hitters, and being a righty, obviously you’re never afraid of that, but they got some talent players over there, man, so we are happy to get out of here with a win.”
Dave Roberts on Walker Buehler’s performance:
“Just looking at the way he was throwing the baseball, there was no stress. The delivery was not compromised at all, he was getting ahead all night long. He had his way with a good lineup over there, and I know he came one strikeout close to his career-high, but I don’t really recall it. The forefront of mine is the one tonight. It’s hard to imagine having more command than he did tonight, just being ahead, and just as dominant as you can be.”
The Dodgers improve to 73-40, and show no signs of slowing down any time soon.