Bobby Miller struggles in Dodgers’ blowout loss to Giants

The Giants’ LaMonte Wade Jr. heads out of the batter’s field after hitting a three-run homer off Dodgers starter Bobby Miller within the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ 15-0 loss Saturday at Dodger Stadium. (Mark J. Terrill / Related Press)

Bobby Miller’s main league honeymoon is formally over.

After 4 stellar begins to start his main league profession, the Dodgers rookie went crashing again to actuality on Saturday.

Within the staff’s 15-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants, Miller was charged with seven runs in 52/3 innings, unable to overpower hitters along with his fastball, idiot them along with his breaking pitches or escape high-leverage jams the best way he had throughout his first month within the massive leagues.

As a substitute, after getting into the evening with a 16-inning scoreless streak, and preserving the Giants off the board via the primary 4 innings, the 24-year-old first-round choose confronted his first bout of massive league adversity.

He gave up 4 runs within the fifth inning, then was a part of a five-run outburst within the sixth.

Saturday was the definition of a staff loss for the Dodgers, who managed simply six hits, received extra shaky performances from the bullpen and suffered their worst house lack of the season — getting booed by parts of the group at one level en path to their most lopsided defeat since 2013.

But, it was Miller’s struggles that felt most regarding for a pitching employees that has been missing consistency from virtually everybody else.

Coming into Saturday, the flame-thrower had appeared like a younger star within the making, carrying a 3-0 file and 0.78 earned-run common into his first style of the Dodgers-Giants rivalry.

San Francisco's J.D. Davis, left, admires his grand slam off Dodgers reliever Alex Vesia on June 17, 2023.
San Francisco’s J.D. Davis, left, admires his grand slam off Dodgers reliever Alex Vesia as L.A. catcher Austin Barnes stands at house plate throughout the sixth inning. (Mark J. Terrill / Related Press)

After he labored out of some early hazard, nonetheless, Miller’s command and composure escaped him within the fifth inning.

The inning started with a five-pitch stroll to Luis Matos, with Miller spraying the ball huge of both facet of the plate. Whereas Miller bounced again with a strikeout of Patrick Bailey, Matos stole second and superior to 3rd on a bungled pickoff between Miller and shortstop Miguel Rojas, who wasn’t in place to catch the pitcher’s throw again to second base.

From there, issues shortly escalated.

Brandon Crawford pulled an inside fastball to proper for an RBI single.

A clearly pissed off Miller plunked Casey Schmitt within the subsequent at-bat.

Then, in his first massive mistake as a significant leaguer, Miller hung a first-pitch curveball to LaMonte Wade Jr., serving up a three-run homer that went virtually 400 toes.

The Giants' Luis Matos scores on a a double by Patrick Bailey as Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes takes a late throw.

The Giants’ Luis Matos scores on a a double by Patrick Bailey as Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes takes a late throw throughout the seventh inning. (Mark J. Terrill / Related Press)

The sixth wasn’t significantly better. Miller issued one other leadoff stroll, then gave up a pair of singles to push throughout a run. With two outs and the left-handed-heavy high of the Giants order due up, supervisor Dave Roberts determined to show to the bullpen, tasking Alex Vesia with escaping the inning.

Vesia couldn’t, strolling his first batter earlier than giving up a grand slam to J.D. Davis.

Damage updates

Neither David Peralta (hamstring pressure) nor Chris Taylor (knee ache) have been positioned on the injured checklist Saturday after leaving Friday’s recreation early. Peralta was out there off the bench Saturday, Roberts mentioned. Taylor gained’t play once more till at the least Tuesday after getting a cortisone shot.

This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Occasions.

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