Walker Buehler has been a rock for the Dodgers rotation this year, leading the staff with 30 starts and 192 innings pitches. Through his first 26 starts of the season, the 2-time All-Star was on his way to winning his first Cy Young award having posted the lowest ERA in MLB at 2.02 to go along with an elite 0.92 WHIP. However, after a rare big-game clunker vs. the San Francisco Giants, Buehler has fallen behind Brewers hurler, Corbin Burnes, and his fellow Dodgers teammate Max Scherzer in the Cy Young race.
Buehler fell behind in the Cy Young race after allowing six runs and lasting just three innings in the Dodgers 6-4 loss to the Giants a few Sundays ago. The six runs allowed were the most he’s surrendered since September 2019.
In the outing, Buehler’s fastball usage and velocity were down, leading to some chatter that he could be experiencing some “dead arm”. We take a deep dive into Buetane’s recent performances and discuss if his career high in innings has led to some arm fatigue. Plus, Walker Buehler has established himself as one of the premier postseason pitchers in the game over the past few seasons, but will the increased workload this year allow him to be as effective during the upcoming postseason?
WATCH: Walker Buehler Experiencing Dead Arm? Will High Workload Impact Buehler in Postseason?
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