Well we all knew that the Dodgers were going to lose again. I did not get to see the game as I was watching my grandson win a tournament his first time out with his new team. Yes, my blog, I get bragging rights.😉
The LAD batters mustered all of two hits (Mookie and CT3), and struck out 14 times. The Dodger batters made Brady Singer look like Jacob de Grom. Singer is already a good pitcher, but is going to be an excellent pitcher. He is deserving of the label KC Ace.
KC is on the verge of becoming a solid team with their “kids”. I have been a Bobby Witt Jr. advocate since he was drafted. Youngsters Nick Pratto, Vinnie Pasquantino, MJ Melendez, Kyle Isbel, Nate Eaton… and with their young starting pitching that is still maturing. Like most every other team, they could use more pitching, especially in the bullpen. Yes, I am bullish on KC, and have been since the George Brett days.
However this is a Dodger blog, but there really isn’t much positive to spin after Sunday’s game. It was still a quality start for Tyler Anderson, however teams are starting to catch on to how to beat Tyler Anderson. Swing early. He is going to try to steal a first pitch strike.
The Brewers series promises to be a challenge for the Dodger hitters. They get Freddy Peralta, Brandon Woodruff, Eric Lauer, and Corbin Burnes. The Dodgers have handled both Woodruff and Burnes in the past, but Peralta has been tough in limited innings; 1.80 ERA in 10 innings.. But Eric Lauer has been especially tough on LAD. In 52.2 innings, he is 6-0 with an ERA 2.56. This goes back to his SD days.
If there is nothing positive to write after Sunday’s LAD game, that does not mean there wasn’t exciting news regarding Dodgers. A more complete writeup by Harold can be found in the MiLB Summary for 08-14-2022. But briefly I want to highlight a pair of Dodger hurlers that had excellent games of their own on Sunday.
In his final rehab start for OKC, Dustin May completed 5.0 innings. He surrendered a HR to the second batter he faced, but that was it. He allowed just that one run, on 4 hits, 1 walk, and 10 Ks. He appears to be more than ready for his 1st start since May 1, 2021. He is scheduled to start next weekend at home against the Marlins.
The second eye popper was Michael Busch’s 5-6 day for OKC.
A third key performance by an MiLB pitcher was Bobby Miller for Tulsa. This was his best outing in his professional career.
I hope everyone will read Harold’s MiLB summaries.