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Dodgers’ Walker Buehler Gave Interesting Analogy Regarding Pitching Struggles

In his fourth start, Walker Buehler struggled to miss bats. It was also the second time he faced the Cincinnati Reds since returning from elbow surgery.

He gave up solo home runs to Spencer Steer and Will Benson in the third. He threw a season-high 91 pitches over 5.2 innings and only got six swings and misses. Three of those misses came in the first 60 pitches which isn’t all that great and Buehler acknowledged that with an interesting analogy.

“I kept telling them I was making a little bit of chicken salad out of chicken (expletive) for a second there,” Buehler told reporters including Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

He finished the game with four strikeouts in 5.2 innings allowing three earned runs on six hits. He only walked one batter/

“Given that, I think you’ve got to figure out this chess match. My last start, I feel like the chess pieces kind of worked the way they should. Tonight, a couple of them I just didn’t get in good spots and they put two good swings on balls. Then in the sixth, those two guys obviously did what they’re supposed to do.”

Buehler will be looking to bounce back in his next start. The right-hander has had an up-and-down beginning to his 2024 season.

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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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