ARLINGTON: Los Angeles pitcher Walker Buehler added one other impressive efficiency to his resume Friday, dominating on the mound to propel the Dodgers to a 6-2 rob over the Tampa Bay Rays in sport three of the World Sequence.
The 26-twelve months-ancient apt-hander gave up one scurry on three hits with one stroll and 10 strikeouts over six innings in opposition to the Rays — becoming the main pitcher in World Sequence history with double-digit strikeouts in six innings of work.
The fully various Dodgers to strike out 10 and allow three or fewer hits are Sandy Koufax and most contemporary teammate Clayton Kershaw.
“Whenever you’re facing a guy worship Buehler, what we saw recently there’s in actuality no margin of error,” Rays supervisor Kevin Money talked about. “It became once impartial correct dominant, dominant stuff.”
Thanks largely to Buehler, the Dodgers are two wins away from their first World Sequence title since 1988.
“Being a expansive-sport pitcher and in actuality succeeding on this stage, there’s fully just a few guys for the time being and all over history,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts talked about. “He’s in some in actuality elite firm.
“I’m impartial correct pleased he’s carrying a Dodger uniform,” Roberts added.”
Buehler, who struggled earlier this post-season thanks to blisters on his throwing hand, broken-down his four-seam fastball to devastating live and became once efficient additionally with his curveball and slider.
“You may perchance perchance perchance perchance perchance impartial correct stare the fastball popping via the zone,” Money talked about.
“That can need been the fully I’ve ever considered his stuff,” catcher Austin Barnes talked about.
“The breaking ball, the shape to it, to uncover these guys off the fastball, I thought the curveball became once vivid early,” Roberts talked about. “He elevated when he wished to.”
Buehler took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, when he gave up doubles to Manuel Margot and Willy Adames that accounted for the one scurry he allowed all night.
He got right here encourage to pitch a scoreless sixth sooner than departing with the Dodgers up 6-1.
Buehler talked about he has learned pointers on how to take care of the strain of delivering in these expansive moments.
“The playoffs are various,” he talked about. “I feel worship I failed in these moments. I even have taken the mess ups I had and tried to learn from them.”