Dodgers rookie Emmet Sheehan has been nearly perfect to open his career against the San Francisco Giants. Seriously.
Sheehan made his MLB debut against the Giants back in June, throwing six no-hit innings, allowing just two walks while striking out three. He ended up leaving the game after six, and hasn’t faced them again until Thursday.
On Thursday, Sheehan opened the game with three perfect innings, striking out seven. For all you non-math majors, that’s nine no-hit innings for Sheehan to start his MLB career against the Giants.
In those nine innings, Sheehan has struck out 10 while walking just two. That would make for a very, very dominant full nine-inning start.
The Dodgers have very high hopes for the rookie, who has shown flashes of brilliance in his limited time in the majors this season.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Thursday’s game that he expects Sheehan to play a long relief role in the postseason, which is an incredible rise for the rookie who was in Double-A to start the year.
Hopefully Sheehan continues to own LA’s biggest rival not only on Thursday, but for years to come.
Either way, this is an incredible start to his MLB career.
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