‘162km’ rookie pitcher wins 10 games, rookie hitter wins 20 home runs… The Dodgers era shows no signs of coming to an end.

 A rookie pitcher achieved 10 wins and a rookie batter surpassed 20 home runs. The LA Dodgers, who are constantly producing top players,카지노 are once again reaching the top of the National League (NL) West division. 

The Dodgers won the away game against the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on the 16th (Korean time). The Dodgers, who solidified first place in the NL West with 89 wins and 57 losses (a winning percentage of .610), reduced the magic number to confirm the championship to ‘2’. We are on the verge of winning the district for the second year in a row since last year and for the 10th time in the past 11 years since 2013. 

Starting pitcher Bobby Miller (24), who became the winning pitcher on this day, achieved 10 wins since his first year of debut, and outfielder James Outman (26) played a key role in the victory by hitting over 20 home runs in his first full-time season. 

Miller earned his 10th win (3 losses) of the season along with his last 3 consecutive wins with a comeback pitch with 6 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 5⅔ innings. He used four-seam fastballs (27), with a maximum speed of 100.4 miles (161.6 km) and an average of 99.1 miles (159.5 km), as well as change-ups (22), curves (19), sinkers (16), and sliders (6). Breaking pitches such as change-ups and curves worked as well as fastballs. 

Miller, a right-handed prospect who was selected 29th overall in the first round of the 2020 draft, received a call-up on May 24 and made his big league debut. It has been 7 weeks since the opening, but he quickly adapted by winning 3 consecutive games in his debut, and reached the 10th win mark in 19 games. His earned run average is in the 4-point range (4.02), but his pitching is better than his record. In 107⅓ innings, he struck out 99 batters and walked only 30. The ‘ball jingle’ that is common among fireballers is rare. He is cool and aggressive. 

The Dodgers’ players, including Walker Buehler, who underwent Tommy John surgery in August of last year, as well as Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin, are all out for the season due to elbow injuries. Julio Urias has been placed on administrative leave due to domestic violence charges and is essentially on a ‘break-up’ basis, and Clayton Kershaw is also in poor condition, so there are greater concerns than expected. There is a growing possibility that Miller will be selected as the first starter in the postseason. After the game against Seattle that day, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed his belief, saying, “Miller will start during games 1 and 2 of the division series.” 

If there is Miller on the mound, there is an outman in the batting lineup. On this day, in the 9th inning with a 5-3 lead, right-hander Trent Thornton hit a well-controlled 93.7 mph (150.8 km) four-seam fastball low on the outside on the 4th pitch and sent a line drive over the center wall. Exit speed: 105.1 miles (169.1 km), distance 410 feet (125.0 m). It was Outman’s 20th home run of the season, a solo shot that sealed the game. 

He is the 10th Dodgers rookie hitter to hit 20 home runs, and it has been 6 years since Cody Bellinger (Chicago Cubs) in 2017. The reason the Dodgers gave up too much last year by non-tendering Bellinger was because center fielder Outman was ready to debut in the big league. Although Bellinger was revived for the Cubs this year, Outman also established himself as the starting center fielder, batting average of .248 (107 hits in 432 at-bats) in 137 games, with 20 home runs, 65 RBIs, 15 stolen bases, and an OPS of .789. 

The Dodgers are dominated by veterans in their 30s, including Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Max Muncy, JD Martinez, Chris Taylor, Jason Hayward, Kershaw, Lance Lynn, and Ryan Brazier, but Miller and Outman show their youthful power in two-bats, showing new and old power. It is in harmony. The Dodgers’ era is not coming to an end easily as young players continue to grow in their two-bats. Attention is being paid to whether Miller and Outman’s rapid growth will continue in fall baseball. /waw@osen.co.kr

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