MLB: Break Hex! With everything and expulsion, Walker Buehler finally beats Mets

When the right-handed Walker Buehler was an emerging prospect in the agricultural system of the Los Angeles Dodgers, there were rumors that the right young man was going to dominate the mound. Buehler has pitched in many major games in his major league career as he has become one of the many aces the Dodgers have in their starting rotation.

Before the start of the game on Friday night, manager Dave Roberts He said he expects the team to win every time Buehler gets on the mound. The captain’s expectations came true when the Dodgers beat the Mets, 3-2, behind Buehler’s 7 2/3 innings of two runs at Dodger Stadium:

With Buehler (13-2) securing his first career win over the Mets and Giants losing to the Athletics, Los Angeles moved one and a half games behind first place in the National League West. The victory was the Dodgers’ eighth in a row and the twelfth in their last 13 games.

Buehler outscored the Mets in his second straight start against the East Coast team with 107 pitches (73 strikes) and eight strikeouts. He had no decision after striking out 10 batters and receiving a home run on Aug. 14, although the Dodgers rallied to win the game in extras.

Pete Alonso was the only hitter in the New York lineup to outbid Buehler in the game. He hit a slider off plate, with a 55 percent hit chance, and crushed him to center field by 387 feet, according to Statcast:

Alonso was also the last batter Buehler faced, as his grounder scored the Mets’ second run, causing the right-hander to duck on the mound in disgust.

The Mets have worried the 27-year-old in the past, as his 4.24 ERA in three previous outings was his third-highest mark against rival teams in his career. Although Buehler came off the mound to a standing ovation with two on base and two off in the eighth inning, plate umpire Nestor Ceja ejected Buehler from the game after the right-hander had a strong exchange with him as he walked toward him. dugout.

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It was the Dodgers’ fifth win by a run during their eight-game winning streak, which began with a Mets sweep in New York last weekend. But Buehler, now an emerging NL Cy Young contender, was the force behind the victory.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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