Walker Buehler came to the Dodgers with one of this generation’s greatest, Clayton Kershaw, firmly on the Ace’s throne. Its taken Buehler all of two seasons to start a conversation about who really is the Dodger ace. The best way to know is to ask, if you had to give the ball to one pitcher in a Game 7, who would it be?
Buehler isn’t a bad choice. He is an absolute bulldog who will spot 98 MPH paint and tell you to go “Sit the —- down.” And you will go sit down.
Exchange of words between Walker Buehler and Ildemaro Vargas #DBacks #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/6lKFJGMCp9
— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken) June 4, 2019
Buehler, the Vanderbilt grad, had swag built in before he even got to The Show, and now we get to watch it grow. Nike player exclusive contracts don’t get handed out, and Buehler got one in his second full season.