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Dodgers’ Landon Knack Making Most Of Opportunity Being Given To Him

The Los Angeles Dodgers have had to lean on a couple of young starters with injured pitchers Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Walker Buehler, and Clayton Kershaw all weeks away from potential return.

Landon Knack and Gavin Stone have both made the most of the opportunities given to them.

Knack gave the Dodgers 4.2 innings of one-run baseball on Friday night at Oracle Park against the San Francisco Giants. He surrendered five hits, struck out seven, and walked none to lower his ERA to 2.08 in 30.1 innings over six starts this season. The Giants ended up winning 4-3.

“I’m continuing to keep the same mindset,” Knack said. “I mean, you never know when your last outing is going to be up here. You just continue to take it day by day and continue to work on your craft.”

The 26-year-old was a bright spot for the Dodgers on a night that saw mixed results. He turned in one of his best outings setting a new career-high in strikeouts.

“In the very beginning in the game, I felt like I was a little off,” Knack said. “You’re still making pitches when you need to, but I was just a little off. And then I kind of got my curveball going a little bit, and I think that locked in the rest of the throw. And after that, things felt much easier.”

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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