The difference sleeping in your own bed for a night can make. Despite a feverish comeback effort in Tampa Bay on Sunday, the Dodgers looked beat down and worn out wrapping up a 10 game road trip. Players got to sleep in their own homes and looked recharged in the 6-1 win over the visiting Nationals.
It took a few innings for the bats to get going but Bobby Miller bought them all the time they needed in another dominant performance.
Let’s get into the highlights of this one.
Washington got on the board first with a run in the 2nd inning. It would have been more if not for this hose job from Jason Heyward from right field.
Jason Heyward Throw pic.twitter.com/E2bpTsFAg7— Mad Choriyama (@MadChoriyama) May 30, 2023
Nats’ starter Trevor Williams was great over the first four innings of the game. He help the Dodgers to 3 base runners up until the 5th inning when the LA bats finally woke up. The inning opened with Jason Heyward working a 7 pitch walk. Washington blew what could have been a potential double play chance and turned it into Dodgers on the corners with no outs. James Outman drove in Heyward on a sacrifice fly to tie it at 1-1. Chris Taylor grounded into a force play for the second out then things got fun.
JD 3 PIECE YEESH https://t.co/vfcQFdSaCc— Walker Buehler (@buehlersdayoff) May 30, 2023
This is why I was doing cartwheels when the Dodgers signed J.D. Martinez. Consistent slug in the middle of the lineup. Perfect stopgap for the Dodgers at DH before Ohtani next year. J.D.’s .987 postseason OPS is going to make a big difference in October.
pic.twitter.com/YbtkjQ1iIF— Doug McKain (@DMAC_LA) May 30, 2023
The 6 runs would be all the Dodgers would need as Miller and three other relievers shut down the Nationals.
Bobby Miller was lights out in his first regular season start at Dodger Stadium. The rookie completed 6 innings and walked off to a standing ovation from the home crowd. He allowed 4 hits and just one run while striking out 4.
Bobby Miller takes it up a notch in his second career start and first at Dodger Stadium: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 Ks, 87 pitches pic.twitter.com/G7pDPQaT1S— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) May 30, 2023
Bobby Miller, ? at the knees. pic.twitter.com/lNZ6ghsbM5— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 30, 2023
Bobby Miller gets a congratulatory hug from Clayton Kershaw, who was away from the team on bereavement leave during Miller’s first MLB start. He’s got the seal of approval now from The King – the sky is the limit. #Dodgers— Gail Johnson (@GJOH29) May 30, 2023
Bobby Miller is the real deal. Miller through his first two MLB starts:— Doug McKain (@DMAC_LA) May 30, 2023
Miller averaged 99 mph on his 4-seam FB and topped out at 100.4 mph. Averaged 98.3 mph on his sinker. Impressive first two MLB starts for Miller #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/e1s28Be8vk
The Dodgers look to make it a streak with Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 1.82 ERA) on the mound against Jake Irvin (1-2, 5.32 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:10 PM PT on SportsNet LA.