Dodgers flip to a different rookie vs. sizzling Giants

After a superb efficiency from one rookie starter, the Los Angeles Dodgers will flip it over to a different high-upside rookie Saturday night time within the center sport of a three-game sequence in opposition to the visiting San Francisco Giants

Los Angeles right-hander Emmet Sheehan made his main league debut in opposition to the Giants within the sequence opener Friday and went six no-hit innings earlier than supervisor Dave Roberts turned the sport over to the bullpen

The Giants got here alive from there, scoring 5 runs over the seventh and eighth innings earlier than incomes a 7-5 victory in 11 to increase their successful streak to 5 video games. Brandon Crawford hit a go-ahead RBI single within the eleventh for San Francisco

Sheehan, 23, gave up two walks with three strikeouts on 89 pitches after dominating at Double-A Tulsa with a 1.86 ERA by means of 12 appearances (10 begins).

On Saturday, the Dodgers will ship right-hander Bobby Miller (3-0, 0.78 ERA) to the mound. Not solely is the 24-year-old unbeaten with a sub-1.00 ERA by means of 4 profession begins, he has 23 strikeouts in 23 innings whereas permitting simply 12 hits

Miller is considered one of solely 9 pitchers who’ve allowed two runs or much less in his first 4 begins, with a minimal of 20 innings pitched, since 1901.

“He simply assaults hitters (and) goes proper at them,” Dodgers catcher Will Smith stated. “Extra occasions than not, he is getting forward, attending to 0-1. … He is throwing 100 mph, he is actually making pitches, he is executing pitches. That is why he is persistently getting outs.

Miller and Sheehan have been pressed into service solely due to accidents. Walker Buehler had Tommy John surgical procedure final 12 months and stays out, whereas Dustin Could (forearm) and Julio Urias (hamstring) are on the injured record.

“Once you play for this membership, we’re not about growth, we have got to win,” Roberts stated. “It would not matter the age, the service time. If you happen to’re going on the market and performing, then you definitely earn these alternatives.”

The Giants have tabbed left-hander Alex Wooden to begin Saturday’s sport. Wooden (1-1, 4.80 ERA) is coming off the injured record, the place he was positioned June 4 due to a decrease again pressure. He took the loss in his most up-to-date look, giving up six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings in opposition to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Could 31

Wooden is 2-5 with a 3.77 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 12 appearances vs. the Dodgers in his profession

On Friday, in the meantime, for as wild as the sport was, nothing topped a play within the eleventh inning with the Giants making an attempt to guard a two-run lead. Mookie Betts popped up on the infield, Giants third baseman Casey Schmitt dropped the ball, and reliever Jakob Junis threw it into proper discipline. However the Dodgers nonetheless made an out after they had two runners making an attempt to occupy third base

“I needed to watch the replay of it three or 4 occasions, it was such an odd play,” Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler stated. “It was one of many stranger ones I’ve been part of.

Mentioned Crawford, on NBC Sports activities Bay Space: “I believe that was most likely one of many craziest video games I have been part of with this rivalry.”

It additionally was a sport of attrition because the Dodgers misplaced each left fielder David Peralta (hamstring) and third baseman Chris Taylor (knee ache) to accidents

The Giants noticed third baseman Wilmer Flores depart later within the sport after he fouled a ball off his foot within the seventh inning, however he nonetheless ended that at-bat with a two-run homer

–Subject Stage Media