Jake Irvin pitched four scoreless innings with one hit and three walks during last week’s outing in Milwaukee, but the 26-year-old starting pitcher was unable to complete the fifth inning.
A leadoff walk, a two-out walk, and back-to-back home runs ended his outing in which he threw 102 pitches in four innings. 2⁄3 Number of innings pitched.
“It was a walk and a home run,” manager Davey Martinez said of the reason for Irvin’s outing.
“That’s what got him into trouble. But he competed and got out of some traffic jams early.
“We wanted him to pitch until the fifth inning. The walk just appealed to him.”
The most frustrating thing for Irvin was the fact that he was down 3-0 before he even took the mound. brewer.
“It stinks, man,” Irvin said, As quoted by Mark Zuckerman of MASN.
“The offense did what they’ve done all year. They got three points early, but it’s my job to secure it and get us deep into that ballgame. And that’s what we did today. I didn’t do it. It’s very frustrating.”
The manager said it was an unusual start for the rookie hurler, who has given the club a steady role in the rotation regularly this season, pitching five or more innings in 13 of his past 16 starts. Ta.
“I want to see him bounce back after this game,” Martinez said. “He’s doing really well. He really is. He’s the only consistent pitcher for us that’s been pitching more than five or six innings, so tomorrow we’ll look at everything, see how he’s doing, and do everything. If everything goes well, I’ll try to be ready for the next start.”
to fight against atlanta braves Last night in the nation’s capital, Irvin was hit with a two-out single in a scoreless first inning, gave up two walks in the second inning, but was given a lead-off triple by Ronald Acuña Jr. in the second inning of the visitors’ lineup.Up and in with full count curve), RBI double by Ozzie Albies (Another full count after 11 pitches at bat.), an RBI single by Austin Riley (On the 2-2 curve outside the zone), Matt Olson’s single (Not enough distance with 2-2 sinker), the third run on an RBI grounder by Marcell Ozuna, and an RBI double by Michael Harris II (2-2 sinker in the middle), RBI by Travis d’Arnaud (1-1 sinker up-and-in), two-out walk (On the 50th pitch of the inning and the 80th pitch of the game.).
Fortunately for Irvin, the game was over, and the Nationals were outscored 10-3 early in the first game of this weekend’s four-game set.
Irvin allowed seven hits, three walks, and five earned runs by the end of the game.
“I’ve always been a good hitter,” he said of his first career start against the Nationals’ NL East rival.
“Hats off to those guys. They had a great year, but they needed to see firsthand what they could do at the plate…”
“Jake fell behind a lot of good hitters,” the manager said.
“When you’re down, you have to give them good pitches and hit them. That’s what happened tonight. He threw a lot of pitches, but he fell far behind.”
Asked what had changed in his second lineup, Irvin explained, “I think it’s a battle with myself sometimes.” “And it’s hard to face a lineup when you don’t feel 100%. That’s on me and I have to be better.”
Both the captain and starter said there is a lot to learn from even the tough games that any pitcher has to struggle with during the season.
“I told him, ‘Hey, everything’s not going to go smoothly. You’re going to have lumps,'” Martinez said, “…what you need to do to get better. Please understand what is there.
“His production, as we know, is really good. He just fell behind some really good hitters today.”
“I think that’s kind of what I’m trying to do now: learn every game, especially being in uncharted territory for me in terms of innings,” after reaching 121 IP overall this season. , he said.
“We’re trying to learn and absorb as much as we can, but we want to be in that position.” [the Braves are in now] next year.
“So I’m trying to learn a lot from that,” he continued, “see what they’re doing and just keep pitching and competing and improving myself as the season gets deeper.” We want to learn more about them and ourselves.”
As he brought up the uncharted territory he’s in at the moment, Martinez spoke about the rookie’s next goals after last night’s outing.
“We’re going to let him marinate tonight and talk to him tomorrow. We’ll see how he goes tomorrow,” he said. “I’m sure he’ll talk to me. He doesn’t want to finish the season like this, I know that, but I’m going to make sure everything goes ahead and see the situation with him and then go there. I’m leaving.”