Buehler picked up the win in Game 6 of the NLCS against Atlanta on Saturday, striking out six batters while allowing seven hits and zero walks across six scoreless innings.
Buehler's teammates gave him three runs of support in the bottom of the first inning, which proved to be all the Dodgers would need in their 3-1 win. The righty loaded the bases on three straight singles to open the top of the second, but he escaped the jam with a pair of strikeouts and a groundout and was rarely in much trouble the rest of the way. Buehler opened the regular season with a 5.21 ERA in his first four starts but cruised to a 1.53 ERA in his final four outings and has a 1.89 ERA in four playoff appearances.
Buehler walked five batters in five innings in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Braves on Monday but limited the damage to just one run allowed. He struck out seven while allowing just three hits and did not factor into the decision.
Buehler didn't do a great job keeping the bases clean, though they were empty when the Braves recorded their only extra-base hit against him, a Freddie Freeman solo homer in the first inning. While the walks are something of a concern, partially because they forced him to use 100 pitches just to get through five frames, the final line is one Buehler and the Dodgers can be happy with. The righty now owns a 2.77 ERA in three starts this postseason.
Buehler allowed one earned run on two hits and four walks while striking out eight over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Padres in Game 1 of the NLDS. He did not factor into the decision.
Buehler was pulled after four frames due to a high pitch count. The 26-year-old threw 52 of his 95 pitches for strikes and recorded a first-pitch strike on 10 of the 18 batters he faced. The right-hander's next opportunity to take the mound isn't likely to come until the NLCS if the Dodgers advance out of the divisional round. Dustin May replaced Buehler on Tuesday and threw two scoreless innings to earn credit for the win.
Buehler threw just four innings in Wednesday's Wild Card Series Game 1 win over the Brewers, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out eight and walking two. He did not factor into the decision.
Buehler made it through the first three innings without allowing a runner to advance beyond first base but ran into trouble in the fourth, allowing a two-run homer to light-hitting shortstop Orlando Arcia. Despite having thrown just 73 pitches, he wasn't asked to return for the start of the fifth, with the top of the order schedule to come to the plate for the third time. Julio Urias replaced him and threw three scoreless innings to earn credit for the win.
Buehler hurled four scoreless innings against Oakland on Thursday, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out six. He did not factor in the decision.
Los Angeles limited Buehler to four innings and 65 pitches in his return from a blister on his throwing hand, but he did enough in the abbreviated start to inspire confidence heading into the postseason. The right-hander induced 11 swinging strikes despite the short outing as he whiffed half of the 12 batters he retired. Per Eric Stephen of SBNation.com, Buehler's next outing will be as a starter in either Game 1 or Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs.
Buehler (finger) was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to his start Thursday against the Athletics.
He has not pitched in a game since Sept. 8 due to a blister. He threw a 90-pitch simulated game Saturday, so Buehler should be able to handle a typical workload in his final start of the regular season. The 26-year-old righty has a 3.86 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 32.2 innings.
Buehler (finger) will return from the injured list to start Thursday against Oakland, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Buehler dealt with a blister during his last start on Sept. 8 and will wind up missing a little over two weeks. He threw a 90-pitch simulated game Saturday and is now ready to go. Thursday's start should function as a tuneup for Buehler as he's likely to be a part of the Dodgers' rotation in the postseason.
Buehler (finger) threw an 80-pitch simulated game Wednesday but will throw another before returning from the injured list, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Buehler battled a blister during his previous outing and was placed on the injured list. He would have been eligible to start at some point against the Rockies this weekend, but the Dodgers can afford to be cautious, so they'll give him another simulated outing before he returns to action. He's expected to make one start in the final week of the regular season as a tune-up for the playoffs.
Buehler (blister) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, retroactive to Sept. 9.
The blister issue emerged during the right-hander's outing Wednesday in which he lasted just 2.2 innings against the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers were hopeful that he would be able to make his next scheduled start, but now he will miss at least one turn through the rotation. He will be eligible to be activated from the injured list Sept. 20.
Buehler gave up five runs (two earned) while striking out two over 2.2 innings Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, and he was seen picking at his blister on the bench after exiting. Manager Dave Roberts said he expects Buehler to make his next start but added "nothing is off the table," according to Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times.
Buehler said the blister, which landed him on the injured list earlier this season, is something that he and the team are trying to figure out how to deal with. He touched 100 mph with his second pitch of the start, but a blister is more likely to affect a pitcher's ability to throw and locate offspeed pitches. Buehler gave up a pair of home runs and issued zero walks while throwing 41 of 61 pitches for strikes. His next turn would be Monday in San Diego, but the Dodgers' top priority now will be getting him right for the playoffs, so they could push him back.
Buehler didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's game between the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks. He tossed five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk while fanning six.
Buehler has been pitching extremely well over his last two starts, allowing just one run across his last 11 innings. Buehler posted a 5.21 ERA in his first four starts, but he has improved that figure to a 3.60 mark after his last two strong outings following a stint on the injured list with a blister on his right hand.
Buehler (hand) was activated off the injured list as expected Wednesday ahead of his scheduled start against Arizona, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Buehler will wind up missing just one turn in the rotation due to a blister. His 4.32 ERA through his first five starts is worse than his typical standard, though he's coming off an 11-strikeout, one-run outing against the Rockies his last time out. Scott Alexander was optioned in a corresponding move.
Buehler (hand) will be activated off the 10-day injured list to start Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The 26-year-old was placed on the injured list last week with a blister on his right hand, but he won't end up spending much more than the 10-day minimum on the shelf. Buehler threw 30-plus pitches in a bullpen session over the weekend and shouldn't face significant limitations Wednesday, though he may not be cleared for his usual workout in his first start back. Clayton Kershaw's start was pushed to Thursday as a result of Buehler's return.
Buehler (hand) completed a 30-plus pitch bullpen session Saturday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
The 26-year-old landed on the injured list last week with a blister on his right hand, so the quick return to mound work is a good sign for his potential return. The Dodgers haven't indicated when Buehler is expected to be ready, but Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register speculates that the Dodgers could be targeting Thursday's series finale against the Diamondbacks for his return.
The Dodgers placed Buehler on the 10-day injured list Thursday after he developed a blister on his right hand.
Buehler had been expected to take the hill for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Giants, but he apparently came out of his most recent start Aug. 21 with the blister and was unable to overcome the issue despite having the last five days off to heal up. The IL move is retroactive to Aug. 23, so Buehler will be eligible for activation as soon as Sept. 2, and according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, the expectation is that he'll be able to rejoin the rotation next week after a brief stay on the shelf. Los Angeles called up right-hander Mitchell White to take Buehler's spot on the active roster, but it's unclear if White or someone else will receive the starting nod in the nightcap after Clayton Kershaw takes the hill for Game 1 on Thursday.
Buehler (1-0) earned the win Friday over the Rockies. He tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and striking out 11.
Buehler recorded double-digit strikeouts for the eighth time in his career -- he hadn't accomplished this feat since Sept. 10 last year when he fanned 11 in a 7-3 win at Baltimore. Buehler hasn't looked convincing this season, but he has allowed two or fewer runs in three of five starts while posting a 10.1 K/9 in 25 innings across his first five outings.
Buehler didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's contest between the Dodgers and the Angels. He allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and one walk while fanning five across 4.2 innings.
Buehler has not been the same dominant pitcher he was in 2019, when he posted a 3.26 ERA in 30 starts. Buehler has pitched four straight no-decisions, is yet to reach the sixth inning in any of his outings, and has allowed at least two earned runs in every one of his four appearances. As a result, the 26-year-old righty owns a 5.21 ERA in 19 innings ahead of his next scheduled start against the Rockies at home Aug. 21.
Buehler allowed two runs on a hit and four walks while striking out six over 5.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Giants on Sunday.
Buehler was strong in Sunday's contest, although he walked four of the six leadoff hitters he faced. The only hit he allowed was a two-RBI single to Mike Yastrzemski in the fifth inning. Sunday marked the first time Buehler pitched into the sixth this season. He has a 4.40 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 14.1 innings. The right-hander is expected to face the Angels on the road Friday in his next start.
Buehler didn't factor into the decision in Monday's contest against the Padres. He allowed three runs on three hits -- all of them home runs -- and three walks while striking out three across five innings.
Buehler has not been pitching all that well to start the year, as he has given up five runs while allowing four homers and four walks and striking out six in 8.2 innings across his first two starts. Buehler will try to bounce back in his next scheduled start, Aug. 9 at home against the Giants.
Buehler will make his second start of the campaign Monday versus the Padres, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Clayton Kershaw (back) is expected to rejoin the rotation Sunday, allowing the Dodgers to roll out Kershaw and Buehler on consecutive days as they envisioned in spring training. Buehler was limited to 56 pitches over 3.2 innings in his first start of the campaign last Tuesday, but he should be able to raise that pitch count against San Diego.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/06||vs SD||W 5-1||0||0||0||4.0||2||1||4||8|
|09/30||vs MIL||W 4-2||0||0||0||4.0||3||2||2||8|
|09/24||vs OAK||W 5-1||0||0||0||4.0||1||0||1||6|
|09/08||@ ARI||W 10-9||0||0||0||2.2||4||2||0||2|
|09/02||vs ARI||W 3-2||0||0||0||5.0||2||0||1||6|
|08/21||vs COL||W 5-1||1||0||0||6.0||4||1||0||11|
|08/15||@ LAA||W 6-5||0||0||0||4.2||6||4||1||5|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||3.0||2||1||0||0||0||0||3||3||0||0.00||1.000|
|2017||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||16.1||5||5||0||0||0||0||27||5||8||1.12||0.807|
|2017||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||23.1||12||3||0||1||1||1||34||11||19||4.67||1.299|
|2018||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||3.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||1||2||3.00||1.000|
|2018||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||13.0||3||3||0||1||0||0||16||4||10||2.08||1.077|