GLENDALE http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , Ariz. (AP) enty of life on his fastball in his long-awaited Cactus League debut Tuesday night.Ever the critic, though, the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ right-hander still found a few flaws.“A little erratic, a little all over the place, but that’s what these games are for,” said Buehler, who consistently reached 97-98 mph against the Cleveland Indians.“Spring training is to get my work in. Obviously, pitching against those guys is a good litmus test for where I’m at.”He was asked if his velocity is where he wants it at this point.“Close,” said the 24-year-old Buehler, who finished third in 2018 NL Rookie of the Year voting. “Obviously, 45,000 in the stands helps a little bit, but we’re fine.”Buehler’s 46-pitch appearance covered 2 2/3 innings. He allowed three hits and an earned run, striking out two without a walk.“I thought Walker was where we hoped he’d be tonight,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I thought he was amped up, rightfully so Jose Reyes Jersey , missing up. But as far as where the ball was coming out, very pleased. So for us to get 2 2/3 and throw that pitch count up, I think it was a positive night for him and for us. The second inning, I think he settled down and was better the second and the third inning. So, a very good night.”The outing checked several boxes. Buehler threw in a game setting to new catcher Russell Martin and used all his pitches, including the slider he’s tinkering with and a curveball with a readjusted grip. Physically, he felt sound, with no hint of the shoulder soreness that slowed his spring training to a cautious pace last month.“I feel good,” Buehler said.As for making his Cactus League debut within nine days of the season opener, he said: “You always want to be on time and you want to get all the innings that you need, but I’m pretty comfortable. I felt good and the ball is coming out of my hand all right, so I’ll get one or two more (appearances) and be ready to go.”Buehler is expected to throw again Monday in the second exhibition game of the Freeway Series against the Los Angeles Angels.With three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw to begin the season on the injured list, Buehler’s availability is critical to the Dodgers. Although he has been ruled out as a potential opening day starter, Buehler is expected to start the year in the five-man rotation with Rich Hill, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kenta Maeda and Ross Stripling.Last year Jeurys Familia Jersey , Buehler was 8-5 with a 2.62 ERA in 24 games, including 23 starts. He struck out 151 batters and walked only 37 in 137 1/3 innings. Hitters managed just a .193 batting average against the deceptively powerful 6-foot-2, 185-pounder.“Walker is a great blend of confidence and humility, and obviously he has the skill set,” Roberts said. “He’s very mature, and I think to have that maturity with the youthfulness, there may be a little bit of naivete, where he is open to anything and not afraid because he trusts his ability. Certain guys don’t tinker during the season, whereas Walker is open to it. He is a unique ballplayer and athlete.”The former Vanderbilt star, selected 24th overall by the Dodgers in the first round of the 2015 draft, hopes to make improvements in several areas during his second major league season.“I want to throw more strikes, get ahead in more counts and learn to throw more breaking balls,” he said. “That is the big thing for me.” MILWAUKEE (AP) — After his team lost a 15-inning game to the Milwaukee Brewers the previous night and used seven pitchers in the process, Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jameson Taillon was well aware he needed to provide a strong performance on the mound Saturday.“I knew the team needed innings,” Taillon said. “I enjoy when I feel like something is really important. The team needed me and that sparks a little bit of extra energy.”Taillon pitched six strong innings and Adam Frazier hit a three-run homer as the Pirates bounced back to beat the Brewers 9-1. The teams have split the first two games of the series, after Milwaukee took the opener in a game that lasted 5 hours Mike Piazza Jersey , 36 minutes.Pirates manager Clint Hurdle praised Taillon’s fortitude.“He had some misses and some counts got stretched out. He had to roll his sleeves up and work, and he did,” Hurdle said.Taillon (10-9) gave up one run and five hits in six innings. He struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter.“Jameson Taillon is a good pitcher and he pitched well tonight,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsel said.The eighth inning-drive by Frazier, who entered the game an inning earlier when he pinch-hit for Taillon, gave the Pirates a five-run cushion after Gregory Polanco broke a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single.“Frazier comes in again and gives us a shot, like a sixth man in basketball,” Hurdle said. “Instant offense when he doesn’t start.”The Pirates added three runs in the ninth on a wild pitch, a run-scoring single by Sean Rodriguez and Colin Moran’s RBI double. Moran had four hits in five at-bats.Christian Yelich, who has an 11-game hitting streak, homered in the third to put the Brewers in front 1-0.Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin (13-5), who didn’t allow a run in his previous two starts, held the Pirates scoreless until the fourth when Josh Harrison doubled to drive in Francisco Cervelli, who led off the inning with a double of his own.Chacin permitted three runs and eight hits in six innings.TURNING POINTWhen Frazier drew a walk as a pinch-hitter leading off the seventh, Chacin was convinced he had thrown a strike and began shouting at plate umpire Sam Holbrook.“We’re playing for a playoff (spot). I made a good pitch there to Frazier leading off the seventh,” Chacin said. “(Holbrook) missed it. He changed the game.”Chacin then allowed a double to Starling Marte and issued an intentional walk to Josh Bell before being removed.“Everything got out of hand. It was a good game until the seventh. Just one pitch changed the whole game http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey ,” Chacin said. “It wasn’t like, borderline. It was clearly a strike. He just didn’t call it.”MODEL OF CONSISTENCYTaillon has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 16 consecutive starts, the best by a Pirates pitcher since Jeff Locke’s 17-game streak in 2013.“I’m being aggressive, mixing my pitches a lot,” Taillon said. “Every time a hitter comes up I’m showing him something different. The addition of the slider helps.”GOING DEEPYelich belted a homer to center field for the second consecutive game and has gone deep in three straight games for the second time in his career.“My curveball doesn’t usually get hit like that,” Taillon said. “That just tells me he’s in a good spot. A bad pitch on me, but usually that’s a double or an out. He’s a great hitter.”TRAINER’S ROOMPirates: Taillon was hit in the lower right leg by Eric Thames’ comebacker in the second. He remained in the game after being checked by a trainer. … Harrison, who has been dealing with a left hamstring issue, was lifted for a pinch-runner as a precaution in the eighth after pulling up while running the bases. … The Pirates recalled RHP Nick Kingham from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned RHP Clay Holmes to their top farm club. Holmes blew a save Friday night. … LHP Steven Brault, who matched a career high with four scoreless innings of relief Friday, was unavailable. … RHP A.J. Schugel (right shoulder discomfort) has been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and sent outright to Indianapolis.UP NEXTPirates: Chris Archer (4-6, 4.41 ERA) exited his last start Monday against Atlanta after four innings with left leg discomfort. He gave up one run over six innings in his only career start against Milwaukee last August as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.Brewers: Chase Anderson (8-7, 3.92) is 6-4 with a 3.34 ERA in 13 career starts against the Pirates, including 0-2 with a 5.91 ERA in two outings this season.