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RHP Walker Buehler was handed a no-decision on Friday when he allowed two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk over six innings as the Dodgers took down the Padres 11-6 in extra-innings.
This was a difficult matchup for Buehler but he performed admirably against the loaded San Diego lineup. He scattered seven hits and a walk over his six innings of work with a Luis Campusano RBI single and a Fernando Tatis Jr. solo shot being his only mistakes. He still ended the game with a quality start but didn't factor into the decision. Buehler has looked as sharp as ever to begin the year, owning a 2.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 12:1 K/BB ratio over 18 innings (three starts). He has a rematch with these same Padres at home in his next turn.
RHP Walker Buehler picked up his first win of the year on Friday, allowing six hits and no runs with four strikeouts over six innings in the Dodgers 1-0 win over the Nationals.
Buehler quieted the Nationals' bats all afternoon, allowing no extra-base hits and not walking anyone. He threw 90 pitches through his six innings but the Dodgers were able to take the lead in the bottom half of the frame via a Justin Turner solo home run. The Dodgers pen shut the door on Washington so Buehler was able to pick up his first win of the season. He'll take a sparkling 1.50 ERA and 0.83 WHIP into his next start at home vs. the Rockies.
Walker Buehler took a no-decision on Saturday when he allowed two runs on four hits with four strikeouts over six innings in the Dodgers 6-5 win over the Rockies.
On paper, this didn't look like an impressive start but considering Trevor Bauer and Clayton Kershaw gave up a combined nine earned runs to the Rockies in the previous two games, it wasn't too shabby. Beuhler was able to stay out of trouble apart from a Raimel Tapia solo home run and Ryan McMahon RBI double. There have been concerns that the Dodgers will limit Buehler's innings this season so it was nice to see the young right-hander go six innings. He'll get the Nationals at home in his next turn.
Walker Buehler avoided arbitration by signing a 2-year, $8 million deal with the Dodgers. The deal includes a $2 million signing bonus, and includes several $500K contract escalators based on games started and Cy Young Award finishes.
Buehler did not get a big deal because this was his first year going through arbitration, and will be eligible for it again once this contract is up. Given that there are incentives for games started, it will be interesting to see how the Dodgers handle him in a year where he pitched just 60 innings in 2020.
Walker Buehler earned the win on Friday when he allowed one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk over six innings in the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series.
Buehler was in total command from the jump in this one. He was working a no-hitter until the bottom of the fifth inning when Manuel Margot notched a one out double. Willy Adames then picked up a double of his own to score Margot, which would be the only run the Rays would score off of Buehler. The 26-year old hurler set a new personal playoff record with 10 strikeouts as well. Buehler has been terrific this postseason and is now sporting a sparkling 1.80 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 39:12 K/BB ratio over 25 innings. The Dodgers will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead on Saturday when Julio Urías toes the rubber.