‘161km May, it’s over’ LAD 3 wins in a row, rebuilding the strongest rotation from 1st to 4th starters

April 7, 2023 0 Comments

 The Los Angeles Dodgers won three consecutive victories and kept the lead in the district.

On the 7th (Korean time), the Dodgers won the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 5-2 with starter Dustin May’s brilliant pitching.

The Dodgers, who took the first game of their 4-game road trip to Arizona and won 3 games in a row, recorded 5 wins and 2 losses, maintaining first place in the National League West Division. It is 1.5 games behind the second place San Francisco Giants (3 wins and 3 losses).

On the other hand, Arizona fell below the 50% winning rate with 3 wins and 4 losses, and fell to the bottom of the tie with the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres.

May became the winning pitcher, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings and allowing 1 run. In the first start of the season, in the home game against Arizona on the 1st, 7 innings, 3 hits, no runs, May, who failed to win because the team suffered a come-from-behind loss. overwhelmed the hitters. 1 win in 2 games, 0.69 ERA.

May threw 17 sinkers with a maximum speed of 100.0 miles (161 km) and an average of 96.7 miles out of 83 pitches, and used 37 four-seams with a maximum speed of 99.6 miles and an average of 97.5 miles. He showed off his power by throwing 65% of his fastballs and striking out 5.

May, who made her major league debut in 2019, returned in August of last year after a long rehabilitation after Tommy John surgery in May 2021 and joined the rotation in earnest.

As a result, the Dodgers built a stable rotation at the beginning of the season with solid 1st to 4th starters, including first starters Julio Urias and May, Clayton Kershaw, and new recruit Noah Syndergaard.

Urias, who started in the opening game, recorded 2 wins in 2 games and an ERA of 1.50. Kershaw and Syndergaard made their first mounds of the season against Arizona on the 2nd and 3rd, respectively, and pitched equally well, giving up 4 hits and 1 run in 6 innings. The four achieved quality starts in all six games, and combined for four wins and an ERA of 1.22.

Arizona starter Merrill Kelly was sluggish with 6 hits and 4 runs in 5⅔ innings and failed again for the first win of the season. He was irrelevant to the win or loss with 3 hits, 4 walks and no runs in 3⅔ innings against the Dodgers on the 1st.

The Dodgers scored the first run in the top of the second inning with a timely hit by Chris Taylor with 2nd out and 1st and 2nd base on a walk by Max Muncy and an infield hit by James Outman.

In the 3rd inning, Freddie Freeman hit a double from the right side after one death, and Will Smith walked to create opportunities for first and second base. After Muncy’s first base grounder, the opposing shortstop’s throwing error at second base, which was aiming for a double play, allowed Freeman to home. He stepped on it, and JD Martinez hit a double from left to bring Muncy in.

In the sixth inning, Outman’s timely hit added a run, and when Arizona recovered a run in the bottom of the sixth with Josh Rojas’s double, the Dodgers ran away again 5-1 with Freeman’s first home run of the season in the top of the seventh inning. Freeman hit opponent Nelson’s outside 91 mph fastball that went over his left-center fence.

Arizona caught up 2-5 as Jake McCarthy,메이저놀이터 who hit a triple in the bottom of the 7th inning, rushed home with Dodgers catcher Smith’s foil.

Dodgers closer Evan Phyllis took the mound in the ninth inning, put three batters to rest, and recorded his second save of the season.

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