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Kenta Maeda has historic Wednesday night

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He was really, really good.

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It was a quick two-game series against the Padres, and nobody was more impressive than Kenta Maeda.

First, lets get to the pitching side of things. He was flat-out dominant. On the night, Maeda struck out 12, the highest number of strikeouts by a Dodgers pitcher this season. For Maeda, it’s the first time he’s struck out 12 since May 23 of last season. It was one short of his career high.

The strikeouts were working for him early on, as he struck out six of the first 10 batters he faced, including a stretch of six in a row.

For the game, the Padres were only able to squeeze two hits together. Aside from a Manny Machado double, no other Padre ever reached second base.

If you thought that wasn’t enough, Maeda did it with the bat as well. With two outs and two in in the bottom of the second, Maeda hit a bloop-single into no-mans land in right field. Both runners scored, and the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead.

It was a very historic night for Maeda. He’s the first Dodgers pitcher to strike out 12, allow zero runs and drive in two runs since Brad Penny in 2007.

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