Maeda (4-3) fired 6.2 scoreless innings Wednesday, allowing two hits while walking four and striking out a season-high 12 while picking up the win over the Rockies.
Maeda was in fine form Wednesday, inducing 19 swinging strikes and not allowing a hit until the fifth inning. This comes on the heels of his dominant eight-inning shutout performance against the Marlins on May 17. The 30-year-old lowered his ERA to 3.38 through 10 starts, but more notably, the righty is striking out a career-best 11.7 batters per nine innings. Maeda will look to build on his current hot streak in his next turn against the Phillies on Monday.
Maeda (3-3) picked up the win Thursday against the Marlins, allowing just two hits across eight scoreless innings while striking out eight and walking none.
After allowing five runs through just 4.2 innings against the Reds in his last start, Maeda bounced back with what was easily his best outing of the season. The right-hander was fantastic throughout Thursday's winning effort, allowing just two Marlins to reach base all evening while sitting down the final 17 batters he faced. He needed just 96 pitches -- 71 of which were strikes -- to get through eight innings, marking just the second time in 65 big-league starts that Maeda has completed eight frames. While the 30-year-old has now dominated in two starts against the lowly Marlins this season, allowing just one run across 14 innings, he owns a mediocre 5.40 ERA across 30 innings in his other seven appearances (six starts, one relief appearance). Still, he'll carry a solid 3.89 ERA and 11.0 K/9 into his next start, which will come at home against the Rockies.
Maeda was knocked around by Cincinnati in this one and saw his ERA move to 4.75 and his WHIP to 1.53 with the performance. He's got a solid 46:13 K:BB through 36 innings but he's had a handful of rough outings that have bloated his ratios and limited his fantasy impact to this point in the season. He'll look to get on track in a favorable matchup against the Marlins next Thursday.
Maeda allowed three runs on four hits and a walk across five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Padres. He struck out seven.
Maeda struggled out of the gate Saturday, serving up a leadoff triple to Travis Jankowski before Eric Hosmer brought them both home with a two-run homer in the next at-bat. He settled in from there, however, retiring the next three batters and allowing just one run on two hits and a walk over the next four innings. Maeda is striking out batters at a career-best rate (11.8 K/9), but he's only completed six innings twice this season and his 4.02 ERA and 1.40 WHIP are nothing to write home about. A home start against the Reds is next on the docket.
Maeda is scheduled to start Saturday against the Padres in Monterrey, Mexico, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
The Dodgers opted to give the ball to Walker Buehler for the series opener, leaving Maeda and Rich Hill (finger) to close out the final two games of the series, respectively. The 30-year-old has allowed four runs in two of his past three starts, but he'll look to get back on track in what should be a favorable matchup against the 11-21 Padres.
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