After dropping one of the most important games of the postseason, can the Los Angeles Dodgers bounce back with the help of a 24-year-old rookie pitcher?
The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
The Dodgers were unable to overcome a historic outing from starter Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 on April 8, falling 2-11.
In that game, Kershaw gave up six runs on six hits in 1/3 of an inning. Meanwhile, Merrill Kelly, who has always been weak against the Dodgers, threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings.
Looking to turn things around, the Dodgers will start Bobby Miller in Game 2 on Tuesday. Miller is a hard-throwing pitcher with postseason-ready stuff.
Miller made his major league debut in late May and went 10-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 113 1/3 innings pitched in 20 games last season.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts previously announced that Kershaw and Miller will start Games 1 and 2 of the NLDS. Miller was even considered for a Game 1 start.
Roberts then chose Kershaw’s experience over Miller’s stuff, a move that ended in disaster. Now, the only thing to rely on is Miller’s stuff.
The offense will also need to bounce back after being stymied by Kelly in Game 1. Arizona starter Zach Gallon has been very weak against the Dodgers this season, with a 9.90 ERA.온라인바카라
Despite having the best offense in the game, the Dodgers will be looking to bounce back with a strong performance from their best pitcher.