The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego, 41-19 in the last 60 meetings and 4-1 in Hills last 5 starts vs. Padres.
Lauer advanced from rookie ball to Single-A Fort Wayne in his first professional summer and split the 2017 season nearly evenly between Advanced Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio, going a combined 6-8 with a 3.30 ERA in 22 games (21 starts).
The victor of the first game in that series for the Padres was Fernando Valenzuela, a Mexican native who originally became a superstar with the Dodgers.
Yankees 7, Indians 6: Rookie Miguel Andujar flared an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and NY, after blowing two late leads, walked off with its 13th win in 14 games.
San Diego games have an over/under record of 15-16-2 so far in 2018.
Southpaw Rich Hill is getting the nod for the visiting Dodgers. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 10.13 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. It comes against the hapless Padres who have zero no-hitters in franchise history.
After Hosmer provided an early lead for San Diego, Los Angeles responded with three straight runs. He has a 1.40 WHIP in a small sample size. The Padres ended up falling 6-5.
San Diego’s hitters have put up 3.9 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over their last five. I won’t be backing the team that was no-hit last night. “He was throwing 98-99 miles per hour”, said Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer. An Evan Longoria three-run homer didn’t help matters.
There had never been a no-hitter thrown on the same day a player got 3,000 hits before the Dodgers no-hitter came soon after Albert Pujols joined the 3,000-hit club. First pitch is at 4:10. Buehler went 1 for 3 at the plate, so, yes, he out-hit the entire Padres’ lineup on the night. Matt Kemp homered in the Dodgers’ two-run second and singled in Cody Bellinger in the third. And they did just that, striking out five and walking two over the final three innings. The over’s hit in seven of those games, compared to six that went under the total.
BC-BBN-Dodgers-Padres, 4th Ld-Writethru, 820 Buehler, Dodgers’ bullpen combine to no-hit Padres in MexicoAP Photo MXEV132, MXEV133, MXEV134, MXEV131, MXEV137, MXEV140, MXEV135, MXEV136, MXEV138, MXEV124, MXEV123, MXEV120, MXEV121Eds: Dodgers 4, Padres 0.