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Alexandre Lacazette explains differences between Mikel Arteta and Unai Emery at Arsenal

first_imgUnai Emery didn’t foster a particularly good relationship with players at Arsenal (Picture:Getty Images)Lacazette, as is the case with many Arsenal players, has been linked with a summer exit from the club, but Arteta is desperate to keep hold of the 29-year-old, who has scored 12 goals this season.‘Why would I want to lose a player like him?’ Arteta questioned. ‘I’m really happy with him. I really like Alex, I said that even before I joined here that he is the type of striker that I really like.‘I think he had periods where he was very unlucky because he was having the chances and not converting them which he is not used to.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But the way he can link play, he’s a massive competitor he hates to lose. He goes for every ball, you see in every challenge how he’s ready to go. He works really hard and he’s a very intelligent player, I am really happy with him.’Lacazette’s contract runs until 2022 and is very likely to remain at the Emirates, especially with the budget tight for Arteta to sign replacements.MORE: Robin van Persie reveals he had one doubt about leaving Arsenal to sign for Man UtdMORE: Arsenal ready to offer £250,000-a-week contract to Pierre-Emerick AubameyangFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette is having to work completely differently under Mikel Arteta (Picture: Reuters)Alexandre Lacazette says it is hard to explain all the differences between Mikel Arteta and Unai Emery’s reigns at Arsenal, believing that the two managers could not be more contrasting in their approaches.Lacazette was signed by Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and has now played under three managers over a turbulent time for the club.Emery’s only full season in charge of the club proved to be Lacazette’s most prolific in front of goal, with the Frenchman netting 19 times in all competitions, but he says it is a new world now under Arteta.The striker is not necessarily being positive or negative about either manager’s approach, but says they are not in any way similar.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It is a completely different way to manage a squad, a team, a different tactical vision as well, it is hard to cite all the changes, there are so many,’ Lacazette told Canal Plus.‘What the coach asks of me is different. They have completely different visions the pair of them.’ Advertisement Comment Alexandre Lacazette explains differences between Mikel Arteta and Unai Emery at Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Jul 2020 6:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.5kShareslast_img read more

Scholes: I was ‘dubious’ about Ighalo’s Man U move

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has been pleasantly surprised by the impact Odion Ighalo has made at the club as he admits he was “dubious” when the striker arrived on loan in the January transfer window.Eyebrows were raised when the Red Devils wrapped up a temporary agreement with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua for Ighalo, but the 30-year-old has hit back at his doubters with four goals and an assist in his opening eight appearances. However, the suspension of football caused by the coronavirus crisis stopped Ighalo in his tracks and the Nigerian’s deal came to an end with nine Premier League games remaining of the campaign.But United and Ighalo put an end to the uncertainty earlier this week as the forward put pen to paper on a new six-month contract with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.“You have to say his [Solskjaer] three or four signings have been excellent,” Scholes told MUTV.“I was a little bit dubious about the Ighalo one,” Scholes said. “I wasn’t quite sure how that would work, but you have to say that’s worked as well.“He’s a different kind of player from the players we had, a bit more of a target man which we miss and he seems to have settled in really well, scoring goals.” Scholes has been impressed with the job his former teammate, Solskjaer, has done since taking over the reins from Jose Mourinho and believes the “future is bright” for the Red Devils.“There’s so much competition for places now but that’s all part of being a Manchester United player,” the legendary ex-United midfielder added.“Once you’ve got the shirt you have to try and keep it, you have to perform week in, week out and make sure the player – the good player – waiting behind to get a game that you don’t allow the manager to pick him because of your performance.“The future’s bright, I think Ole is doing really well, he’s got a really good attacking team. You think of the players you’ve got, the [Anthony] Martials, the [Marcus] Rashfords, [Bruno] Fernandes, [Paul] Pogba when he’s back, [Scott] McTominay – really good young players – Brandon Williams coming into it.“I think it’s a really exciting time.” Tags: CoronavirusManchester UnitedOdion Ighalopaul scholesRed Devilslast_img read more

N Ireland start delights Wright

first_img Press Association “The beauty of this campaign is that third place gets you a play-off game and presumably not against a big nation. “But the start has given them the best opportunity in years and that is down to Michael and the players. “But being Northern Ireland we won’t get too ahead of ourselves and we can’t get ahead of ourselves. “We have tough games coming up.” Wright stepped down as O’Neill’s goalkeeping coach in the summer of 2013 after he was appointed St Johnstone manager but he could not be happier for his former boss and his players. “It has been a brilliant start for Michael and the lads,” the former Northern Ireland keeper told Press Association Sport. “You could not ask for a better start. “I am pleased for him and the players because I know the job he does and the difficult circumstances the job brings. “They have had to take a few defeats on the chin to get where they are now. “But I know, through working with him, that he has the backing of the players. “And I know from speaking to him that he has the belief in the players that it would turn for him and they could get the type of results they are getting at the minute. “Three out of three has given them a platform and if they can maintain that form, they will qualify for the Euros for the first time. Tommy Wright has praised Michael O’Neill for working through adversity with Northern Ireland to have the country dreaming of Euro 2016. Hopes of a first appearance in the finals of a European Championship took another step closer to being fulfilled on Tuesday night with a 2-0 victory in Greece. Goals from Jamie Ward and Kyle Lafferty gave O’Neill’s side their third successive Group F victory – Northern Ireland’s best ever start to any World Cup or European qualifying campaign – to keep them top of the table with nine points. last_img read more

Cubs abuse Walker Buehler, Dodgers bullpen for seven-run inning to earn series split

first_imgPreviousChicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers during a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez reacts after teammate Anthony Rizzo (not pictured) hit a bases clearing double against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez (9) high fives teammates Albert Almora Jr. (5) along with Jason Heyward (22) after teammate Anthony Rizzo (not pictured) hit a bases clearing double against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against he Chicago Cubs in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo hits a bases clearing double against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo hits a bases clearing double against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor commits an error as Chicago Cubs’ David Bote (not pictured) is safe at first base in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) looks on as the Chicago Cubs score 7 runs in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs’ Jason Heyward rounds first bases on his way to second after hitting a RBI double against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, removes pitcher Walker Buehler during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Buehler came on in relief after flying back from Oklahoma City earlier in the morning. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp throws his bat after lining out against the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor commits an error as Chicago Cubs’ David Bote (not pictured) is safe at first base in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes (15) steals third base ahead of the tag by Chicago Cubs third baseman David Bote (13) in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs third baseman David Bote makes the play on Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe (not pictured) in the third inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner tags out Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo (44) at second base trying to turn a single into a double in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor (3) forces out Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber (12) at scones base in the third inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hits a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs in the third inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (13) high fives third base coach Chris Woodward (45) after hitting a solo hoe run against the Chicago Cubs in the third inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez RBI double against the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. chase down a RBI double by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez (not pictured) in the fourth inning of a Major League Baseball gamev at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. (5) rounds third base after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (21) in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw against the Chicago Cubs in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy commits an error as a runs across against the Chicago Cubs in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo looks on during a Major League Baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner throws out Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. (not pictured) in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo flips late as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler (not pictured) is safe at first base during a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Baseball fans look on during a Major League Baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez watches his RBI-single against the Chicago Cubs during the second inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor can’t hold on to a ball hit by Chicago Cubs’ David Bote during the second inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 28: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers tosses his bat in frustration after making the final out of the fourth inning of the game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy celebrates after his home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Chicago Cubs’ Addison Russell watches his RBI-single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez celebrates after scoring on a single by Addison Russell during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo watches his three-RBI double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 28: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers yells in frustration after he flies out in the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez celebrates after scoring on a three-RBI double by Anthony Rizzo during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Chicago Cubs’ Addison Russell celebrates in the dugout after his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler wipes his face after being taken out of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo fails to throw Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler out at first during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Erik Goeddel hangs his head after giving up a three-RBI double to Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Chicago Cubs’ Addison Russell, right, rounds the bases after his two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Erik Goeddel during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy can’t get a glove on a single by Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. celebrates in the dugout after his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, left, and center fielder Albert Almora Jr. celebrate their 11-5 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy during a Major League Baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers during a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez reacts after teammate Anthony Rizzo (not pictured) hit a bases clearing double against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 48Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez reacts after teammate Anthony Rizzo (not pictured) hit a bases clearing double against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Earlier this week, pitcher Ross Stripling called the Chicago Cubs a “good benchmark” for the Dodgers. The two teams were good enough to play each other in the last two National League Championship Series. Had the regular season ended Wednesday, they were good enough to play each other in the wild card game.The four-game series between the Dodgers and Cubs this week was predictably even. Chicago’s 11-5 win Thursday before an announced crowd of 52,187 at Dodger Stadium forged a series split.If one series is an accurate measuring stick, this one exposed a major shortcoming with the Dodgers’ roster: Their bullpen allowed 18 runs in the two losses combined.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.The Cubs scored six runs against Edward Paredes and Yimi Garcia in the sixth inning Tuesday night. They scored seven runs against Walker Buehler and Erik Goeddel in the seventh inning Thursday afternoon. Each time, one crooked inning unraveled an otherwise close game. Buehler began the day Thursday by boarding an early-morning flight for Los Angeles. In the afternoon, he faced nine Cubs hitters in relief of Kershaw. Five of them scored, raising Buehler’s earned-run average from 2.63 to 3.44, leaving him with his second loss of the season.“We asked a lot out of Walker today,” Kershaw said. “That was tough for him, to fly back and have to pitch out of the bullpen; first time back out. It was a lot. Walker can handle a lot. We’re not worried about him. He’ll be just fine.”After Buehler walked Kyle Schwarber in the seventh inning, Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes visited the mound for a long meeting, his right arm wrapped around the rookie pitcher’s shoulder.“I know he was frustrated,” Barnes said. “He knows how good he is. He didn’t start the way he wanted to. I wanted to make sure he was relaxed, just realize the big picture: had to get out of this, continue to make pitches.”“I made some bad pitches to good hitters,” Buehler said. “Those guys are good. You can’t make pitches like that to them.”In the seventh inning, Goeddel took over with runners on second and third base and the Dodgers trailing 4-3. The first batter he faced, Albert Almora Jr., hit a pop-up to first baseman Max Muncy. In an omen of things to come, Muncy lost sight of the baseball in the afternoon sun, and Schwarber trotted home with the Cubs’ fifth run.The carnage continued. Javier Baez singled, loading the bases. Anthony Rizzo doubled, clearing the bases. Addison Russell homered, giving the Cubs a 10-3 lead. Left-hander Caleb Ferguson relieved Goeddel and allowed one run over the final two innings.The Dodgers collected nine hits against left-hander Jose Quintana and three relievers.Muncy hit a solo home run –  his team-leading 17th of the season – singled, and drew two walks. Chris Taylor made his first start since injuring his left hamstring June 20. He led off the game with a double and finished 1 for 5, showing no signs of the injury.Kiké Hernandez and Austin Barnes each had two hits; Hernandez used a single and a double to drive in Barnes.Kershaw saw his fastball velocity rebound to its pre-injury range of 92-93 mph. He did not walk a batter and struck out six. The Cubs got their only run against him on a double by Baez and an RBI single by Russell in the fourth inning.“Clayton was efficient, got up and down five times,” Roberts said. “I thought the fastball had life, good command. The curveball was sharp and the slider was good. I think it’s only going to get better.”Kershaw said his pitch and innings-limit restrictions “should pretty much be off” now.“There’s definitely some things to be encouraged with today,” he said.The Dodgers (43-36) trail the Arizona Diamondbacks (47-34) by 3-1/2 games for first place in the National League West. They begin a three-game series against the fourth-place Rockies here Friday.For Buehler, the future is brighter than the immediate past. Roberts said Buehler will continue to build up his arm strength and return to the starting rotation. The Dodgers have a stretch of 10 games in 10 days prior to the All-Star break, and could conceivably insert Buehler into the rotation then.Thursday marked the second time this month the Dodgers have allowed an injured pitcher to go straight from the DL to their major league roster. Kershaw missed 22 days with a back injury before he was activated from the disabled list last week. He did not appear in a game at any level during that time.Prior to the game, Roberts expressed no reservations about using Buehler in an unexpected situation against a deep lineup.“Every injury’s different,” Roberts said. “When you’re seeing the way (Buehler) is throwing the ball and is pain-free, I think it was pretty clear that – with the pitching that we had, the health, it made sense at the point in time.“You get the comfort level and confidence in the player, in Walker, it was pretty easy for us to make that decision.” “We match up very well with those guys. They match up very well with us,” Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said. “I think that we’re very comparable clubs. You give away outs by walks; we both can slug. You’ve got to play good baseball. Look at a couple of these games, they broke it open on our guys, but by and large our bullpen’s been pretty good for quite some time.”Thursday’s outcome was particularly brutal for Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.In his second start since returning from a back injury, Kershaw needed only 68 of his allotted 75 pitches to get through five innings. The left-hander allowed one run and exited in line for his first win since April 15 with the Dodgers leading 3-1.The lead quickly fizzled in the hands of Buehler.On Wednesday, the rookie right-hander flew into Oklahoma City, where he was scheduled to make a three-inning rehab start for the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate. Instead, Buehler was summoned to the majors for his first game action since a rib microfracture sent him to the disabled list June 8.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more