A special rookie with a heavy four-seam fastball of 100 miles per hour (about 160.9 km). He made a page in the history of the Los Angeles Dodgers in just four games of his debut.메이저놀이터
Bobby Miller (24) started the game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 11th (Korean time).
Miller: Kyle Schwaber (left fielder) – Nick Castellanos (right fielder) – Bryce Harper (designated hitter) – Trey Turner (shortstop) – JT Realmuto (catcher) – Bryce Stadt (2nd baseman) – Brandon Marsh (center fielder) )-Cody Clemens (1st baseman)-Edmundo Sosa (3rd baseman) against the Philadelphia batting line.
Miller faced a crisis at the bottom of the second inning after organizing the bottom of the first inning with a three-way offense. With a heavy hit from Turner and a double from Stat, they became 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base. Marsh was struck out on a swing, but he escaped the crisis by catching Sosa with a ground ball to second base at the second baseman who sent Clemens to walk.
After that, strong pitching continued. The bottom of the 5th inning was treated as a tripartite offense, and the bottom of the 4th and 6th innings, when runners were sent out, ended the inning by blocking subsequent batters. The final score was 6 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts, no runs. The maximum speed of the four-seam fastball came out to 100.4 miles per hour (about 161.5 km), and six balls exceeded 100 miles. The team also won 9-0 and took their 3rd win of the season.
After making his big league debut this season, Miller is continuing his good pitching streak. He pitched in 4 games and recorded 3 wins, 23 innings, an earned run average of 0.78, 23 strikeouts and a WHIP (on-base per inning) of 0.83.
Sarah Langs, a reporter for the MLB.com official homepage of the major leagues, shed light on Miller’s performance on social media after the game. He wrote, “Miller is only the second Dodgers pitcher since 1901 to pitch five or more innings and allow one run in his first four games in his debut.”
The previous record was Kenta Maeda (35, Minnesota Twins) in 2016. However, it is unreasonable to see Genta as a pure rookie as he played eight years for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) before advancing to the major leagues. In fact, Miller set the first record in Dodgers history. This is a record that even contemporary Dodgers aces such as Clayton Kershaw (35), Walker Buehler (29), and Julio Urias (27) could not obtain.
Meanwhile, in an interview with ‘MLB.com’ after the game, Miller said, “(Philadelphia) was a really good lineup. I had to focus on throwing all the balls,” he said of his victory.
Miller made a page in Dodgers history. How can Miller, who is making a soft landing in the big leagues, develop into an excellent pitcher?