LAD ‘youngster’ saves the day, Miller pitches 7 innings of 1-run ball for 9th win…LAD 3-1 ATL

The most offensive team in Major League Baseball is the Atlanta Braves.

They lead both leagues in team batting average (.275), team home runs (259), team OPS (.844), and team runs scored (789). On March 24 (ET), the team had seven different hitters hit 20 or more home runs in just 125 games, the fewest in history. That’s why they were favored in the four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which began on April 1.

Atlanta took the first three games with a dominant batting performance. If the Dodgers dropped the final game, they could have suffered an embarrassing four-game sweep by Atlanta, who will likely meet them in the postseason, most likely in the NL Championship Series.

The Dodgers were saved by a 24-year-old rookie. Bobby Miller, touted as the next ace, pitched a near-perfect game to save the day.

On April 4, Miller started a home game against Atlanta at Dodger Stadium and pitched seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out one to lead the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory. The Dodgers, who ended a three-game losing streak, improved to 84-47 and remained in sole possession of first place in the NL West, cutting their lead over NL-leading Atlanta to six games.

Miller, who threw 96 pitches, struck out five and walked none, led by a powerful fastball that topped out at 100.1 mph (161 km/h) and averaged 98.9 mph. He had 32 fastballs, 24 changeups, 19 sinkers, 11 curves, and 10 sliders. The fastball and variety of pitches kept Atlanta batters off the board until the sixth inning.

Coincidentally, Atlanta was the opponent of Miller’s major league debut. On May 24, he won his debut at Truiste Park with an impressive five innings of four-hit ball, one walk, five strikeouts, and one earned run. With the win, Miller improved to 9-3 with a 3.80 ERA in 17 games this season.

After giving up a two-out double to Marcell Osuna in the second inning, Miller retired 16 straight Atlanta batters until giving up a solo home run to Matt Olson in the bottom of the seventh. Olson was hit by a two-pitch 86 mph changeup right down the middle of the plate. It was a clear throw. It had been 21 days since Olson had hit a home run since May 14 against the New York Mets. With his 44th of the season, he again shares the home run lead with Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.바카라사이트

The Dodgers broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth with two runs on three hits. After a leadoff walk to James Outman, Miguel Rojas led off with a double to left-center. A throwing error by shortstop Aji Albies advanced the runner to third.

Mookie Betts followed with a single to left field, scoring Rojas for a 2-0 lead. The Dodgers added to their lead in the bottom of the eighth when Outman singled up the middle with runners on first and second to make it 3-1.

Atlanta starter Charlie Morton took the loss, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks in four innings to fall to 14-11 on the season with a 3.32 ERA.