The Los Angeles Dodgers are having hassle determining the again finish of their bullpen.
- Associated Press
- Last Updated: October 13, 2020, 9:30 AM IST
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ARLINGTON, Texas: The Los Angeles Dodgers are having hassle determining the again finish of their bullpen.
Blake Treinen surrendered Austin Riley’s tiebreaking residence run main off the ninth inning, and the right-hander mixed with lefty Jake McGee to surrender 4 runs in Atlanta’s 5-1 victory over the Dodgers within the NL Championship Series opener Monday evening.
Treinen and McGee had been two of the ninth-inning choices as a result of Kenley Jansen, the membership’s profession chief in saves, has been struggling together with his velocity and command. Manager Dave Roberts has chosen his phrases fastidiously whereas saying the bullpen roles are open within the ninth.
Ronald Acua Jr. adopted Riley’s homer with a double, and Treinen was gone after giving up Marcell Ozuna’s RBI single. Treinen’s solely out was an extended flyball to middle by Freddie Freeman that moved Ozuna to 3rd.
After starter Walker Buehler allowed one run with seven strikeouts in 5 innings, Brusdar Graterol retired three straight to flee the sixth when he changed Buehler after consecutive singles from Travis d’rnaud and Albies to start out the inning.
Dustin May and Vctor Gonzlez mixed for 2 scoreless innings earlier than Treinen got here on.
Buehler, whos been coping with a blister, got here out after 100 pitches and a career-high 5 walks.
Its onerous to say youre too effective,” he mentioned. “I really feel like Ive been decently profitable. I dont need to stroll guys. Were making an attempt to maintain runs off the board. I can go deeper. I could be higher.
Baseball’s highest-scoring offense was no match for the most popular playoff pitching workers both.
The Dodgers didn’t have a baserunner over the ultimate 4 innings as their final 13 hitters had been retired. The final to succeed in was Corey Seager through single, three batters after Kik Hernndez’s solo residence run main off the fifth.
Atlanta was the primary staff for the reason that 1905 New York Giants to file 4 shutouts within the first 5 video games in the identical postseason.
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