Former Mountaineer Michael Grove made the fifth begin of his Main League Baseball profession Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles.
Grove stays a part of the Dodgers rotation as LA continues to cope with a slew of accidents to its pitching employees.
The rookie accomplished 5 innings for his third-straight begin and, extra importantly, earned the primary win of his large league profession.
Grove wanted simply 69 pitches to finish his 5 innings of labor. He struck out three, whereas limiting the Cardinals to only one run on three hits.
The Wheeling, West Virginia native wanted simply 10 pitches to get via the primary inning. He then picked up a pair of strikeouts as he danced round bother within the second inning. His inning-ending punchout of Tommy Edman stranded a runner at third base, and held what may’ve been a giant body for the Cardinals to only one run.
Grove pitched one other 1-2-3 inning within the third, which he accomplished by hanging out NL MVP front-runner Paul Goldschmidt. An error by the Dodger infield positioned a runner third with just one out within the fourth, however Grove induced a pair of flyouts to as soon as once more strand a runner in scoring place.
He completed his outing with a 1-2-3 fifth inning.
Grove has now pitched not less than 4 innings in every of his final 4 begins.
The previous Mountaineer grew to become simply the eighth WVU alumus since 1900 to earn a win on the mound in his first season within the large leagues. Alek Manoah, John Means and Steve Kline are among the many former WVU pitchers to take action.
Sunday marked the primary time that Grove allowed fewer than two runs in an outing. The three hits allowed are tied for a career-best.
The 69 pitches he tossed towards the Cardinals are a major enchancment over his earlier two begins. Grove wanted 92 pitches to finish 5 innings in his final begin on Sept. 20.