Bobby Miller’s honeymoon is over; Dodgers big loss to the Giants
By: Claire Zhou
Bobby Miller’s major league honeymoon is now over. In the last game against the San Francisco Giants, they suffered a 15-0 loss. Miller then let up seven runs in 52⁄3 innings.
Bobby Miller is a professional American baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.
After entering the night with a 3-0 record, the 24-year-old gave up four runs in the fifth inning and then was part of the five-run outburst in the sixth inning.
The Dodgers lost 39-32 in the game on Saturday. They managed just six hits, got more shaky performances from the bullpen, and were booed by the crowd as the game slipped away from them in the later innings.
“I felt like I was moving really quick,” Miller said. “Felt like I was getting very efficient.”
However, things changed when he issued a leadoff walk to Luis Matos, spraying the ball wide of either side of the plate. Though Miller bounced back with a strikeout of Patrick Bailey, Matos stole second and advanced to third. Matos also attempted a bungled pickoff to stop Miguel Rojas, who wasn’t in position to catch the pitcher’s throw back to second base. “I was just a little angry at myself for throwing it,” Miller said. From then on, things got serious.
Brandon Crawford then pulled an inside fastball to right for an RBI single and Miller plunked Casey Schmitt in the next at bat. Then, he made his first big mistake: he hung a first-pitch curveball to LaMonte Wade Jr., serving up a three-run blast that went up almost 400 feet.