In a game where runs were at a premium, Mitch White outdueled José Ureña as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies in walk-off fashion.
White at one point got through 5.2 no-hit innings, but he allowed a single to Brendan Rodgers on his 100th pitch, which led to Kris Bryant scoring on a throwing error by Cody Bellinger.
White’s day ended at 5.2 innings pitched — the longest start of his career — and he gave up just the one run (unearned) on one hit while collecting six strikeouts. He also set a career-high with 102 pitches.
“Good. I like throwing a lot,” White said of how he felt after reaching the century mark in pitches. “It’s definitely been a while, but it feels good to be up there.”
White’s performance against the Rockies marked a second consecutive start he allowed only one run. “I like being on a five-day,” the right-hander said of recent success. “It’s nice to be out there every fifth day and just keep going.”
White has enjoyed being on a consistent routine after beginning the 2022 season in the bullpen. “Whatever the circumstance is, obviously that dictates what’s going to happen for me. But to be on a five-day is great,” he added.
In 12 games this season (seven starts), White has posted a 1-1 record, 3.38 ERA, 3.74 FIP and 1.15 WHIP with 39 strikeouts against 15 walks across 40 innings pitched.
White hoping to pitch deeper into games
After setting a career-high in innings pitched against the Rockies, White hopes to continue going deeper into games. “Get deeper into games, eat more innings,” he said of the next box he wants to check.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts explained after the win that White was not on a pitch count but had simply provided more than enough.
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