Bobby Miller of the Dodgers aims to reverse course against the Royals

After a stellar start to his big-league career, los angeles dodgers Right-hander Bobby Miller gets his first taste of adversity

Miller will try to get out of the slight position on Friday night dodgers open the three-match series against the hosts Kansas City Royals

Since going 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA in his first four innings this season, things have turned for the worst for Miller (3-1, 4.13 ERA), who surrendered 13 runs in his last two innings. Are.

In his most recent start, he allowed six runs on 10 hits over four innings against the Houston Astros on Saturday. He walked three times and fanned three.

strong comeback of dodgers The loss hasn’t deterred Miller, however, and Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts knows being upset is just part of the 24-year-old’s development.

Roberts said after the game, “He’s still a young major league pitcher, so these are things you can’t get better at until you gain experience.” “He’s going to be better for it, and I think there’s still a lot of good learning to come from this outing. He’ll learn from it.”

Friday’s game will be Miller’s first career appearance. Royal Family

Miller won’t be the only young pitcher with something to prove in the series opener, as right-hander Alec Marsh is set to make his major league debut for Kansas City. Jordan Lyles was supposed to start before he was scratched due to illness.

In 14 starts this season between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, Marsh went 5–3 with a 4.62 ERA. He scored 75 runs in 62 1/3 innings.

Royal Family It remains to be seen whether the momentum they carried from Thursday’s win over the Cleveland Guardians carries over to Marsh’s debut. Kansas City finally put on extra pressure by erasing a 2–0 deficit in the eighth inning, made possible by Freddy Fermin’s two-run, walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th inning. Royal Family to win 4-3

Kansas City manager Matt Quatraro said, “Freddie had a habit of delivering some big hits in big moments for us, right, but this one probably tops them all.” “That was an incredible batting … It just takes a lot – it takes a lot of belief in yourself. It takes a lot of effort to get it done.”

Fermin is going 9-for-14 (.643) over his last six games with one home run, eight RBI and three runs batted in.

In addition to Fermin’s contribution, Royal Family Struggling as a team, winning only four of their last 11 games, going into June at 6-19

it’s been a different story dodgers, who have scored at least five runs in each of the last five matches. Los Angeles has won six of the last eight, including Thursday’s 14-3 loss to the Rockies

JD Martinez went 4-6 with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored in the win over Colorado, and has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games. He is batting .304 (14-for-46) during that span.

-Field Level Media