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11 Agosto 2017, 06:23 | Cornelio Vivanco
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The Dodgers had intentionally walked A.J. Pollock to get to Lamb, and Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts took the outcome with no regrets.
"Because I saw 99 miles-per-hour (159.3 kilometers per hour) on the speed gun, I got to thinking too much about what good form I was in as I delivered and that knocked my balance off a little", Darvish said. "Did I get traded?'"
Yu Darvish brings postseason experience and a playoff atmosphere nearly every time he pitches. The Dodgers were going all in.
"I feel healthy. So I think now it's just a matter of building back up at a good pace, obviously understanding where we're at and the timeline and all that stuff". Run support will not come easy against Darvish. The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, now the second- and third-place teams in the NL West, have a combined record of 127-96. In more than a third of these simulations (36 percent) they win at least 116 games and 25 percent of the time they finish with 117 wins or more. Upping the ante on the rest of the league was, to a degree, not even necessary, though it was appreciated. He then benefited from a borderline call on a slider to strike out Goldschmidt.
This is a level beyond putting a new supercar in a garage already full of luxury imports, though.
If ties were possible in the National Basketball Association, the Warriors would have gone 67-8-7 (.817 winning percentage). Gausman, who can throw as hard as 98 miles per hour, has been mixing in fastballs in the low 90s over his last few starts.
All summer long Los Angeles has been making clear that it is a level above the rest of the major leagues. It was the first run allowed by Darvish in a Dodgers uniform. He just beat the Nationals, and during this run of his he has not allowed more than two runs or six hits.
From Rotoworld: Darvish was fantastic in his Dodgers debut Friday, tossing seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts in a 6-0 victory over the Mets. Ketel Marte worked a six-pitch leadoff walk, advanced to second on Banda's sacrifice bunt, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on David Peralta's infield single, his second hit in as many at-bats, to make it 3-1. He struckout eight and walked four but ultimately gave up three runs on four hits. Not bad for a pitcher who is arguably seventh on the team's rotation depth chart.
"I definitely knew it wasn't as bad as past year", he said, referring to the mild disk herniation that sidelined him for 75 days.
So how have the secondary players done since the ring leader has gone down with a back injury? Kluber (10-3) struck out 11 and did not walk a batter.
But let's pump the brakes on the 2017 Dodgers being a super team, because while this team is very, very good, they aren't almost as dominant as other Major League Baseball teams throughout history. Darvish went seven innings that night, striking out 10 batters while walking just one.
What manager Dave Roberts' team is doing is nearly unheard of in the history of the sport. Turner and Eugenio Suarez each had a two-run homer, and Jose Peraza singled with the bases loaded off Wood, who lasted five innings.
Of course, most Giants fans would probably relish the chance at seeing their rival reach the World Series, only to have their hearts stomped in Game 7.
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