Dodgers Turn To Another Rookie Vs Hot Giants

After a stellar performance from a rookie starter, los angeles dodgers Saturday night in the middle game of the three-game series against the tour will turn it into another high-upside rookie san francisco giants

Los Angeles right-hander Emmett Sheehan Giants Friday in the series opener and pitched six no-hit innings before manager Dave Roberts turned the game over to the bullpen.

Giants Extending their winning streak to five games before scoring five runs in the seventh and eighth innings to earn a 7–5 victory in 11. Brandon Crawford hit a lead off RBI single in the 11th for San Francisco.

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

on saturday dodgers Will send right-hander Bobby Miller (3-0, 0.78 ERA) to the mound. The 24-year-old is not only unbeaten with a 1.00 ERA through four career starts, he also has 23 strikeouts in 23 innings while allowing just 12 hits.

Miller is one of only nine pitchers since 1901 to have allowed two runs or fewer in his first four starts with at least 20 innings pitched.

“He just attacks hitters (and) attacks them straight,” dodgers Catcher Will Smith said. “More often than not, he’s pitching, going 0-1. … He’s throwing at 100 mph, he’s really making pitches, he’s executing pitches. That’s why he is getting out continuously.

Miller and Sheehan were pressed into service only because of injuries. Walker Buehler had Tommy John surgery last year and remains out, while Dustin Mays (forearm) and Julio Urias (hamstring) remain on the injured list.

“When you play for this club, we are not about development, we have to win,” said Roberts. “It doesn’t matter age, time of service. If you’re going to go out there and perform, you earn those opportunities.”

Giants Left-hander Alex Wood has been tabbed to start Saturday’s game. Wood (1-1, 4.80 ERA) is coming off the injured list, where he was placed June 4 due to a lower back strain. He took the loss in his most recent appearance on May 31 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving up six runs and eight hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Wood is 2-5 with a 3.77 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 12 appearances vs. dodgers in his career

On Friday, meanwhile, as wild as the game was, nothing topped the game in the 11th inning. Giants Mookie Betts popped up on the infield trying to save a two-run lead, Giants Third baseman Casey Schmidt dropped the ball, and reliever Jacob Junis threw it into right field. But dodgers still got one out when he had two runners on third base trying to capture

“I had to watch the replay three or four times, it was such a strange play,” Giants said manager Gabe Kapler. “It was one of the stranger ones I’ve been a part of.

Crawford said on NBC Sports Bay Area: “I think it was probably one of the craziest games I’ve been a part of this rivalry.”

it was also a game of attrition dodgers Lost both left fielder David Peralta (hamstring) and third baseman Chris Taylor (strained knee) to injuries.

Giants Third baseman Wilmer Flores was seen walking later in the game when he fouled a ball with his foot in the seventh inning, but he still finished that at bat with a two-run homer.

– Field Level Media