Buehler did not factor into the decision Wednesday in a 7-3 loss to the Nationals in Game 5 of the National League Division Series after allowing one run on four hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings.
Buehler exited the game in the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead, but Clayton Kershaw and Joe Kelly surrendered six runs the rest of the way. The 25-year-old Buehler went 14-4 in 30 regular-season starts with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP, then allowed just one run over 12.2 innings in his two postseason starts while generating a 15:6 K:BB. He'll enter the 2020 campaign as one of the game's elite starting pitchers in all fantasy formats.
Buehler is in line to start Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Wednesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Washington was able to force a Game 5 after a victory Monday evening, and according to skipper Dave Roberts, Buehler will get the nod. After Monday's loss, Roberts stated that the idea is for Clayton Kershaw to piggyback with Walker, per Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register.
Buehler allowed one hit and three walks while striking out eight over six scoreless innings in a win over Washington in Game 1 of the NLDS on Thursday.
Manager Dave Roberts gave Buehler the nod in Game 1 over future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw, and Buehler rewarded his skipper's faith with a gem. Buehler made history, becoming the first NL pitcher to have back-to-back postseason starts of six innings or more with two or fewer hits allowed, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. The right-hander also became the first pitcher ever to strike out at least seven batters in each of his first five career postseason games. He's in line to start Game 5, if necessary.
Buehler was named the starter for Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Nationals on Thursday.
The 25-year-old will take the mound for the first game of the NLDS after recording a 215:37 K:BB and a 3.26 ERA with a 14-4 record this season. Clayton Kershaw will likely start Game 2 with Hyun-Jin Ryu expected to start Game 3.
Buehler (14-4) took the win against San Francisco on Friday, hurling five innings and giving up two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out eight.
Buehler needed 104 pitches to scuffle through five innings but navigated his way around a season-high four walks to pick up the victory. The right-hander induced an impressive 20 swinging strikes while whiffing eight batters. Buehler concludes a strong sophomore season with a 3.26 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 215:37 K:BB and 2.1 WAR in 30 starts covering 182.1 innings. The 2019 All-Star will next pitch in the NLDS, though the order of the rotation in that series has yet to be determined.
Buehler (13-4) took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks over six-plus innings. He struck out five in the 4-2 loss to the Rockies.
Buehler allowed solo shots to Ryan McMahon and Josh Fuentes in the contest, as well as giving up a pair of runs in the third. Buehler was working on short rest after swapping spots with Hyun-Jin Ryu for the weekend. It was the first loss in six starts for Buehler, who owns a 3.25 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 177.1 innings this season. He'll likely get one more regular-season start, versus the Giants on Friday.
Buehler will start Saturday's game against Colorado, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Buehler was originally scheduled to start Sunday, but manager Dave Roberts announced that Buehler and Hyun-Jin Ryu would flip starting assignments for the final two games of the series against the Rockies. The decision was likely made in order to set up preferred pitching assignments in the NLDS.
Buehler did not factor into the decision against the Mets on Sunday, hurling five innings and giving up two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one.
Buehler was told prior to the game by manager Dave Roberts that he would be on a pitch count, according to David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports. The 25-year-old responded with a five-inning outing in which he hurled 53 of 71 pitches for strikes and allowed only four baserunners. Although Buehler didn't miss many bats, he found success by inducing groundballs on nine of the 13 outs he recorded. It is unknown whether Buehler will continue to be on a pitch or innings limit moving forward -- Sunday's short leash was a consequence of Roberts' desire to get specific members of the bullpen into game action -- but with the Dodgers already having wrapped up the National League West, such decisions are not out of the question. Buehler will carry a 3.15 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 202:30 K:BB over 171.1 innings into his next scheduled start at home against Colorado on Sunday.
Buehler (13-3) allowed four hits and no walks while striking out 11 across seven innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Orioles.
Buehler took advantage of a favorable matchup, sitting down 21 Orioles on just 91 pitches. He generated a very impressive 19 swinging strikes to secure his second 11-strikeout performance in his last three starts. It was also a continuation of his stellar season, as he now owns a 3.14 ERA and 1.02 WHIP while striking out 201 batters across 166.1 innings. He's likely to make his next start either Sunday on the road versus the Mets or next Tuesday at home versus Tampa Bay.
Buehler will start Tuesday in Baltimore, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Buehler had been bumped from his start Sunday against San Francisco earlier in the day. The latest reports confirm that the change was for purely workload-management reasons rather than any undisclosed injury concerns. He's expected to make three more starts before the playoffs.
Buehler will not pitch this weekend against the Giants, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
He was originally slated to start Sunday's game on an extra day of rest, but now he will be pushed presumably to Tuesday's game in Baltimore, unless he is dealing with an unreported injury. Julio Urias will start Sunday's game. Buehler gave up six runs in five innings in Monday's home start against the Rockies. The Dodgers have a commanding lead for the best record in the National League, so it would make sense for them to dial back Buehler's workload in an effort to keep him fresh for the postseason.
Buehler is scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against the Giants, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Buehler served up six runs to the Rockies on Monday and lined up to pitch Tuesday in Baltimore, but the Dodgers will shift their rotation plans since they have scheduled off days immediately before and after the three-game set against San Francisco. The 25-year-old will look to grab his third straight win, and 13th overall, versus the Giants at home.
Buehler (12-3) got the win against the Rockies on Monday, giving up six earned runs on eight hits over five innings, striking out five and walking none in a 16-9 victory for the Dodgers.
It wasn't a sharp outing for Buehler, but he still wound up recording his 12th win of the season as his offense exploded for 16 runs. He had held his opponents scoreless in three of his last four starts coming into the contest and still boasts an excellent 3.28 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 190:28 K:BB across 159.1 innings, so this can be considered a blip on the radar in what has been a fantastic overall season for the 25-year-old. He'll draw a favorable matchup for his next start, which will pit him against the Orioles on the road next Tuesday.
Buehler (11-3) got the win against the Padres on Tuesday, giving four hits over six scoreless innings, striking out 11 and walking two as the Dodgers prevailed 9-0.
Buehler continues to light it up, as he posted his fifth double-digit strikeout effort of the season in this contest, cruising to his 11th win while holding his opponent scoreless for the third time in his last four outings. The dominant stretch leaves the 25-year-old with fantastic numbers for the season; he's sporting a 3.03 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and ridiculous 185:28 K:BB across 154.1 innings.
Buehler threw seven scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, giving up five hits, striking out eight and walking none as the Dodgers picked up a 2-1 extra-inning victory.
He didn't get the win in a low-scoring contest, but Buehler was brilliant in blanking the Blue Jays over his seven frames and was unlucky not to get his 11th win of the season. It was a nice bounce-back effort from the 25-year-old after the Marlins knocked him around for five earned runs in his last start. Buehler continues to enjoy a standout season, as he now has a 3.16 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 174:26 K:BB across 148.1 innings.
Buehler (10-3) allowed five earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six across four innings to take the loss Thursday against the Marlins.
Despite allowing an earned run in both the first and third innings, Buehler was still turning in a respectable start by striking out four of the first nine batters he faced. However, things went downhill in the fifth inning, as he allowed the first seven batters he faced to reach base prior to being pulled. Given the matchup, Buehler's stumble was surprising. However, he still owns a 3.31 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 166 strikeouts across 141.1 innings for the season. He'll look to bounce back in his next start, currently scheduled for Wednesday against Toronto.
Buehler did not factor into the decision during Friday's loss despite holding the Diamondbacks scoreless with eight strikeouts over six innings. He allowed four hits and three walks.
Buehler had struggled against the Diamondbacks this season, allowing nine runs in his three previous starts against them -- the second-most runs he's allowed against a team all year. However, the right-hander finally shut Arizona down, leaving the game with a 2-0 lead that was unfortunately spoiled by the bullpen. Buehler will next take his 3.08 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 160:23 K:BB into a road matchup at Miami on Thursday.
Buehler (10-2) allowed one run on six hits while striking out 15 in a complete-game win over the Padres on Saturday.
Buehler tossed 80 of his 110 pitches for strikes. The 15 strikeouts were his second-highest total in an outing, behind only the 16 he tossed June 21 versus the Rockies in his only other career complete game. The only damage on the right-hander's ledger was a solo home run by pinch hitter Manuel Margot. Buehler has allowed one run or fewer in nine of his 21 starts this season. Over 131.1 innings, the 25-year-old has a 3.22 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 152 strikeouts. Buehler lines up for a home date with the Diamondbacks on Friday for his next start.
Buehler (9-2) gave up seven runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks while striking out six through 5.1 innings to take the loss against the Nationals on Sunday.
Pitching on his 25th birthday, Buehler threw four scoreless innings before giving up three runs in the fifth frame and a disastrous sixth inning that he would not finish. The 5.1 innings marked his shortest outing since May 29, and the seven runs tied a career high. The right-hander has a 3.38 ERA and a 10.1 K/9 through 20 starts this season. Buehler will make his next start Friday against the Padres at Dodger Stadium.
Buehler (9-1) tossed seven shutout innings to earn the win Sunday against the Marlins, allowing five hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts.
Buehler was in top form in this one, throwing 76 percent of his pitches for strikes as he notched double-digit punchouts for the third time this season. He kept hitters off balance as he recorded 23 swinging strikes and allowed just one extra-base hit. Buehler has now completed three consecutive quality starts, totaling 27 strikeouts and three walks in that span. He'll look to continue his recent dominance in his next start on the road against the Nationals.
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