Emmett Sheehan, a right-handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, got off to a strong start on Friday, June 16, against the San Francisco Giants. Sheehan pitched six innings and allowed no hits before being relieved.
Sheehan allowed only two walks in six innings with three strikeouts in his debut. He threw 51 of his 89 pitches for strikes and managed four swinging strikes, three of which came off his sinker, averaging 95.6 mph.
Sheehan demonstrated a slider that traveled at 87 mph and a changeup that traveled at 83 mph.
Sheehan was replaced by reliever Brusdar Graterol in the beginning of the seventh inning. Graterol then allowed a single to left field off the bat of Thiero Estrada, ending Sheehan’s no-hit bid.
Walker Buehler, Dustin Mays, Ryan Papiot, Julio Urias and Noah Syndergaard were now out with injuries, so the Dodgers called on Sheehan to fill in, which proved to be crucial for the Dodgers.
If we talking about the youngster’s journey, He made 12 appearances, including 10 starts, and had an excellent 1.86 ERA with a 3.83 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The 23-year-old Sheehan was competing at the Double-A level before being called up to the major leagues and was selected out of Boston College by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2021 first-year amateur draft.
With a 39–30 record on Friday, the Dodgers were two games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks for second place in the National League West.
The Dodgers, as a team, have a history of pitching no-hitters, having done it a total of 26 times. The most recent no-hitter of which was in the Dodgers vs. Padres 2018 season, when four pitchers combined to accomplish the feat.
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