In a pivotal postseason matchup, Dodgers’ rookie Bobby Miller is set to take the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers are looking to avoid a 2-0 deficit in the series, and Miller’s performance will be crucial in determining their fate.
Miller, who completed the regular season with impressive stats, boasting a 3.76 ERA and an impressive 11-4 record as a starter, has previously encountered the Diamondbacks twice. In those encounters, he demonstrated his prowess by holding Arizona to a mere .239 batting average. Miller allowed only four earned runs and conceded just 11 hits over 12 innings, securing two wins against the Diamondbacks.
Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts made the decision to name Miller as a playoff starter nearly a month ago. This early designation has given Miller ample time to prepare mentally and strategically for the challenges that come with making one’s postseason debut. With a notable nine quality starts and the distinction of pitching the most innings among the active roster, second only to Clayton Kershaw, Miller has been diligently honing his skills since his remarkable big league debut in late May.
“I have a lot of confidence out there going against these guys. I faced them twice already. They got to me a little more the second time against them. But I’ll do my best not to let it happen a third time.”
(Via pre-game Saturday)
On the upcoming Monday evening, at 6:07 p.m. PDT, all eyes will be on the rookie sensation as he steps onto the mound. Miller’s opponent will be none other than the formidable Zac Gallen, a contender for the National League Cy Young award. This matchup promises to be a thrilling battle between two talented pitchers, each eager to make their mark in the postseason.
“It’s an honor to have the trust by the coaches and the teammates to put me out there in Game,” Miller said. “I feel ready to go. … I’m excited for Monday and just treating it like another game. I want to win every time I’m out there anyway.”
(Via pre-game Saturday)
As the Dodgers and Diamondbacks vie for supremacy in this playoff clash, Bobby Miller’s performance will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in determining the outcome. Dodgers’ fans and baseball enthusiasts alike eagerly await this exciting showdown on the diamond. Stay tuned for more updates and highlights from this thrilling postseason showdown.
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