Maeda Rallies Dodgers to 7-3 Win Over
- Author: Julie Sanders May 26, 2017,
May 26, 2017, 17:45
Mike Leake isn't shocked to see his name atop the National League ERA leaderboard. Trailing the St. Louis Cardinals by a run, the Dodgers had two runners on base with two outs.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda dusted the rust off of two weeks of inactivity to beat the St. Louis Cardinals with his arm and bat. "It's not a surprise for myself, but I'm sure it's a surprise for others". He gave up three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks in five innings as the Dodgers (28-20) took two of three in the series.
"He's got a lot of movement on his ball", Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger said.
Ryu was even more efficient. "We just didn't execute well tonight". Molina matched Kolten Wong for the Cardinals' longest streak this season.
The Dodgers torched Wacha (2-2) for six runs in four innings before the announced crowd of 47,427 at Dodger Stadium.
Pittsburgh pounded Bartolo Colon (2-5), who a day after his 44th birthday allowed seven runs and 10 hits in five innings. "Just trying to bury it, but I ended up not doing it".
Hill retired the side in the first inning but was putting guys on base with regularity afterward.
Manager Dave Roberts spent most of his afternoon pondering Ryu's future, with few firm answers at hand. "But, once he took the mound in the second inning, I think he got a little frustrated with the strike zone".
Wacha said his breaking ball wasn't effective and forced him to compromise his pitches.
"I can't really put my finger on it", Matheny said. "That was just a little gamesmanship on my part". He allowed a one-out single to Tommy Pham, struck out Matt Carpenter and got Jedd Gyorko to ground out to shortstop.
On this date in 2014, Dodgers' starter Josh Beckett threw the first no-hitter of his career, and the 21 in franchise history as he shut down the Philadelphia Phillies on 128 pitches. Initially, the team said Pederson passed a concussion protocol test and wasn't expected to go on the DL.
Hyun-Jin Ryu is not on the disabled list but he's not been pitching lately, either. Contractually, Ryu has the right to refuse a minor league assignment, meaning that the Dodgers can not remove him from their major league roster without his consent. It was Korean night Wednesday at Dodger Stadium and T-shirts with his No. 99 were distributed.
Uncertainty clouds the future of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin following his omission from the starting roster ahead of this weekend's series against the Chicago Cubs.
"My initial reaction was I didn't understand where the front office was coming from", Ryu said through a translator. "I was able to find my rhythm in the later innings and bounce back". We've discussed (the bullpen). If that were to happen, it wouldn't be permanent.
Latest on Wacha from Rotoworld: Wacha, who had his last start skipped, tossed six scoreless innings Friday against the Giants. "I was happy I didn't give up any runs, that I was able to get the save, and that my team was able to get the win". That's provided that everything goes smoothly with his minor league rehab start with High-A Ranco Cucamonga on Friday. Mets manager Terry Collins pushed back scheduled starter Jacob deGrom to try avoiding an abbreviated outing, instead telling Montero around 3:45 p.m. that he'd start the 7:10 p.m. contest.