Chris Herrmann

Dodgers, and Kenta Maeda, get rocked again in 11-5 loss to Diamondbacks

Dodgers, and Kenta Maeda, get rocked again in 11-5 loss to Diamondbacks

He wanted excellence, but he was willing to settle for competence. After exhausting his bullpen the previous evening, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts sought a steady outing from the shakiest member of his starting rotation Saturday. Worry about Kenta Maeda gnawed at Roberts from the moment he arrived at Chase Field. The concern was well-founded.

The fourth outing of Maeda’s season resembled the first three, only more incendiary. In an 11-5 meltdown to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Maeda gave up six runs and four homers. He lasted only five innings. Forced into extended duty, Chris Hatcher yielded three runs in the seventh inning. Ross Stripling gave up two runs in the eighth.

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