Home Baseball Sheehan seems to present the Dodgers a win on Independence Day – Dodgers Digest

Sheehan seems to present the Dodgers a win on Independence Day – Dodgers Digest

Sheehan seems to present the Dodgers a win on Independence Day – Dodgers Digest


The Dodgers bounced again from a tough sequence loss in Kansas Metropolis in good style final night time. Michael Grove and 5 relievers mixed to permit solely two runs and 7 hits whereas the offense scored 4 runs in 5 innings off Pirates ace Mitch Keller. Immediately, the Dodgers search for win quantity 48 and look to achieve a recreation on the Diamondbacks, who misplaced to the Mets earlier right this moment.

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6:10 P.M. Los Angeles
DH McCutchen 2B Betts
LF Reynolds (S) 1B Freeman (L)
RF Davis C Smith
1B Santana (S) 3B Muncy (L)
CF Suwinski (L) DH Martinez
SS Gonzales LF Peralta (L)
3B Triolo RF Heyward (L)
2B Castro (S) CF Outman (L)
C Hedges SS Rojas
P Ortiz (R) P Sheehan (R)

Emmet Sheehan (whose first title I nonetheless can by no means spell proper first attempt) will get the beginning for LA right this moment. Sheehan had his barely tough begin in Colorado final day out, permitting seven hits and three runs in 5 innings. He was victimized by some weak exit velocity falling in, but in addition acquired the good thing about a 14-run outing by the Dodger offense. He did strike out 5, which is essentially the most he’s struck out in a Main League recreation this yr, and had his first recreation with out issuing a stroll.

Opposing Sheehan is rookie Luis Ortiz, who is outwardly considered one of two rookie pitchers in Pennsylvania named Luis Ortiz. The Pirates’ Ortiz got here up for a cup of espresso final September and had a adequate begin to his profession, permitting two runs in his first three begins earlier than a fourth begin the place he allowed six runs and solely recorded two outs. He’s coming off arguably his worst begin of the season towards San Diego. Ortiz allowed 4 runs (two homers) and 6 hits in 4 2/3 innings and did not document a strikeout for the primary time in 10 outings this season. Two begins in the past was his finest begin of the season, as he wanted solely 97 pitches to finish eight innings and he allowed just one run and 7 hits. Ortiz has practically walked as many batters (25) as he’s struck out (31).

Clearly all the pieces is a small pattern measurement with each of those pitchers, however Ortiz has had some attention-grabbing utilization in his quick profession. In his 4 video games final yr, Ortiz threw a fastball 42.9 % of the time and it averaged 98.4 MPH. Up to now this season, he’s thrown the fastball solely 25.7 % of the time and it’s averaging solely 96.1 MPH. His fastball appears to have some extra sink to it, as final season his sinker was tracked by Baseball Savant 14.9 % of the time. This season, that’s as much as 27.7 %. That sinking motion has helped his floor ball charge leap from 43.9 % final yr to 50.6 % this season.

The Dodgers run out practically the identical lineup as final night time. Mookie Betts begins at second quite than in proper, Jason Heyward strikes over to proper and James Outman will get the beginning in middle.


Excellent news Dodger followers. Matt Moreno is reporting that Noah Syndergaard threw a bullpen session and can throw a sim recreation on Thursday.


The Dodgers added Pat Valaika, per Alex Freedman. The previous Rockie and Oriole spent six seasons within the Majors, however has been in Triple-A the final two seasons. He posted a .671 OPS for the Braves’ affiliate final season and to this point this season he’s posted a .748 for the Mariners’ affiliate. He joins the OKC Dodgers and offers the Dodgers a possible versatile defender.


With Clayton Kershaw being positioned on the IL yesterday, Pirate nearer David Bednar will take his spot on the All-Star crew.


First pitch is scheduled for six:10 PM PT and might be proven on SportsNet LA.



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