LOS ANGELES (AP) After floundering for the first month of the season, cheap Kenta Maeda jersey found his form Friday night.
Maeda threw seven solid innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers jerseys over the Philadelphia Phillies jerseys 5 3. Maeda (2 2) entered with an 8.05 ERA and had failed to reach the sixth inning in any of his four previous starts.
The second year right hander struck out a season high eight and limited Philadelphia to five hits, a walk and two runs as Los Angeles snapped the Phillies jerseys’ six game winning streak.
“It was great to see Kenta throw the way he did tonight,” Dodgers jerseys manager Dave Roberts said. “He had clarity and he threw with conviction. He kept the ball down and he threw it tight to left handers. He and Honey (Rick Honeycutt) had an excellent game plan going in and he executed it.”
Maeda said his felt some pressure to perform well tonight.
“It was a great day for me,” Maeda said through a translator. “I’ve had a string of bad outings and I felt the pressure going into the game. I knew I had to pitch well or something could happen. We have a lot of great pitchers.
“I’m very appreciative that Dave let me pitch the seventh inning. Once I got into it, I knew I was going to finish it.”
The Phillies jerseys pushed a run across in the eighth against two relievers, but cheap Kenley Jansen jersey struck out the side in the ninth for his sixth save.
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“It just comes down to the curveball,” Eickhoff said. “I had it in the first inning there and then I just couldn’t find the release point. I struggled with it. I kept them off balance with the slider and located fastballs. It was kind of frustrating but yeah, just the curveball, I couldn’t put them away.”
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Two time Olympic medalist and former UCLA softball standout Natasha Watley threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Last year, Philadelphia’s outfield ranked 27th in baseball with a .242 average and a .311 OBP.
WHAT SOPHOMORE SLUMP?
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