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Dodgers links: Bobby Miller, Teoscar Hernández, Tyler Glasnow

After his first start of the season, Bobby Miller seemed on his way to stardom when he pitched six scoreless innings with eleven strikeouts against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The opposite has been true in his last six starts, as Miller posted a terrible 10.17 ERA in just 23 innings, making it past the fifth inning only once.

Amid a two-week drought for the Dodgers’ rotation, Miller compounded that latest drought by allowing nine runs in four innings against the heavyweight Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, capped off by a grand slam by Trea Turner in the fourth inning.

Miller admitted he had the worst performance of his young major league career on Tuesday, but is determined to bounce back in his next start, according to Juan Toribio of MLB.com.

“It’s really tough,” Miller said of his performance. “I’m pretty sure every pitcher will say it’s tough. It’s the worst start of my career. But I’m just glad it’s over and I’m getting back on my feet.”

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Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times writes about Teoscar Hernández’s comeback campaign, which piqued his interest in participating in this year’s Home Run Derby.

“A lot of people expected me not to do well after last season,” Hernández added. “But in my eyes, I just worked hard. I know what I can do on the baseball field. And you know, when you work hard and put in a lot of effort, good things happen at the end of the day.”

With his 19 home runs this season, Hernández ranks second in the team rankings, just behind Shohei Ohtani. Together with Yordan Álvarez and Kyle Tucker of the Houston Astros, he ranks 12th in the entire baseball league.

Tyler Glasnow’s career was marked by injuries and this trend continued: He was placed on the injured list for 15 days due to a back injury and was therefore not available as a pitcher in his first All-Star Game.

C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports that Cincinnati Reds flamethrower and Southern California native Hunter Greene will take Glasnow’s spot on the National League All-Star roster.

In 18 starts this season, Greene, 25, has a record of 5-4 with a 3.45 ERA and a 123 ERA+.