The Dodgers lost the series finale to the Yankees on Sunday night, 4-1, dropping the series two games to one. The bats went silent while the bullpen fell apart late, in a game the Dodgers likely could and should have won.
Miller didn’t allow his first hit of the game until there were two outs in the fifth inning, while German allowed just two hits through six.
Both offenses were shut down until the seventh inning, when Miller finally came out of the ballgame. Miller finished six dominant innings, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out seven. It was the biggest test of his young career under the bright lights of Sunday Night Baseball, and he absolutely proved he belongs at the big league level.
Dodgers rookie Bobby Miller has now made 3 starts this season:— Noah Camras (@noahcamras) June 5, 2023
MLB debut vs. Braves in Atlanta: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Home debut vs. Nationals: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Primetime Sunday Night vs. Yankees: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
His ERA is 1.06. He’s here to stay.
The Dodgers went to the bullpen in the seventh, and Brusdar Graterol didn’t look very good. He allowed two hits and tried to overplay a bunt, leading to a Yankees run and a 1-0 lead.
German came back out for the seventh, and looked like he was about to take down the Dodgers in order. However, with two outs in the inning, longtime Yankee killer J.D. Martinez was at it again, hitting his 14th home run of the year and tying the game right back at one apiece.
JUST DINGERS! pic.twitter.com/jE2pvy6fMq— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 5, 2023
J.D. Martinez may just be the best acquisition of the offseason. His 14th home run of the year ties the game at one apiece. Martinez had 16 home runs all of last season.
The Dodgers got a steal at one-year, $10 million.— Noah Camras (@noahcamras) June 5, 2023
In the top of the eighth inning, the scoring barrage continued. A walk and a double led to an RBI groundout — the Yankees’ second of the game — and just like that they retook the lead, 2-1, against Evan Phillips.
Then, after a quiet bottom half of the inning, Caleb Ferguson came in to pitch the ninth, and gave up a two-run home run to number 9 hitter Anthony Volpe. That ended up being all the Yankees needed.
The Dodgers are off on Monday before heading to Cincinnati for a three-game set starting Tuesday.