In the grand theater of Major League Baseball, no stage shines brighter for a rookie pitcher than the MLB postseason. One such rising star, Dodgers’ rookie starting pitcher Bobby Miller, is poised to step into that spotlight in a matter of weeks. As the 2023 NLDS draws near, the baseball world eagerly anticipates the matchup that will officially determine Miller’s opponent.
Since making his spectacular big league debut in late May, Bobby Miller has proven that he possesses the mettle to stand toe-to-toe with the finest talents in baseball. His pitching prowess, exemplified by a commendable 3.89 ERA, places him among the top five rookie starting pitchers with 20 or more starts under their belts. Notably, Miller boasts a remarkable .733 win percentage, the most impressive in his rookie class.
Understanding the gravity of the postseason, Miller feels honored to have the unwavering trust of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who has entrusted him with the responsibility of starting one of the first games of the NLDS. However, Miller remains steadfast in his determination not to alter the approach that has led to his remarkable success thus far.
The Dodgers, still grappling with the absence of Julio Urias due to his arrest in September on suspicion of domestic violence, are in search of new leaders among their young pitchers. Miller, along with Ryan Pepiot, is a prime candidate for this role. Ryan Pepiot, another talented rookie, emerged on the big league scene last season and overcame significant injuries during the 2023 season. He has made seven appearances with a stellar 1.85 ERA, putting forth a compelling case to be considered as a potential starter in the upcoming postseason.
“It means a lot having that trust from Dave,” Miller said. “But at the end of the day, I just got to keep being myself, not try to change who I am going into the postseason, don’t try to pitch any different. I’ve been going deep into games recently so just try to keep doing that and give the bullpen a quality start, give the offense a quality start and just give the team a chance to win, just like I try to do every other game.”
(Via SportsNet LA)
In the forthcoming Dodgers’ season finale against the formidable San Francisco Giants, Bobby Miller is slated to take the mound. This matchup promises to be an exciting precursor to Miller’s postseason debut, one that baseball enthusiasts across the nation eagerly await. The MLB 2023 postseason will soon bear witness to Miller’s indomitable spirit and remarkable talent as he strives to lead the Dodgers to another coveted World Series title.
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