The start of Bobby Miller’s major league career has been pretty dang good. The rookie has allowed only 2 runs over his first 2 starts and 11 innings pitched. He’s been everything the Dodgers have needed and more since getting called up and now he’ll get the chance to keep proving himself in the big leagues.
After Monday’s 6-1 win over the Nationals, manager Dave Roberts confirmed that Bobby will keep getting the ball for LA. At least one more time for sure. Doc announced Miller as the starter against the Yankees on Sunday.
“His next start is going to be on Sunday and we’re pretty excited about that. [For him it’s] just continue to gain experience.”
When the Dodgers turned to Miller last week, the internal thinking was that maybe he wasn’t quite big league ready. All he has done is shut down opponents, including the powerhouse Atlanta Braves, and quickly become a savior for the bullpen with 5 and 6 inning starts.
Rest of the Rotation Less Clear
While Bobby Miller will make his next start in the big leagues, fellow rookie right-hander Gavin Stone might not. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Monday that the club is still figuring some things out in the starting rotation for when the Yankees come to town. Confirmed now are Miller and Clayton Kershaw (either Friday or Saturday), but Stone’s next turn would fall during that series.
Doc had this to say before Monday’s contest.
“Right now, I don’t think any of us knows exactly what we’re going to do with the off day. We have an opportunity to push guys back, keep certain guys on regular rest, or we can push them back. So we’ve got a little latitude and flexibility.”Via SNLA
Injured starter Michael Grove is in LA with the team after throwing two quality rehab outings down at Triple-A. Signs point to the team optioning Stone to AAA and activating Grove, but nothing is confirmed yet.
Stone has struggled over his first three big league outings, allowing 16 earned runs over 10 innings.