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Series preview: Dodgers welcome Mariners to town

They’ll be in LA for two then go to Seattle

Los Angeles Dodgers v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Mariners will play at Dodger Stadium for a quick two-game series before the teams travel to Seattle to play another two-game series. For Seattle, this is the first time they’ve been at Dodger Stadium since 2015.

It’s a tale of two sides for both teams. The Mariners enter Monday night in last place in the AL West at 7-16. It looks like their historic playoff drought will last another season. The Dodgers on the other hand will enter the series up two games in the NL West as they look to make the postseason for the millionth season in a row. Sorry M’s fans, you guys will get your chance soon (I hope).

Monday: Ross Stripling (3-1, 3.97 ERA) vs. Justin Dunn (1-1, 4.85 ERA)

First pitch: 6:40 p.m. PT

Although he’s 3-1 on the season, Ross Stripling has a bWAR of -0.3. He was great in his first start of the year, going seven innings while allowing only one run. Since then, things have been a bit of a struggle. In his three starts since, he’s thrown only 15 23 innings and has allowed 13 runs to score. This will be his first career appearance against the Mariners.

Justin Dunn is coming off his best start of the season. Last week on the road at Texas, the 24-year-old allowed only two runs in six innings. On the season, he’s allowed seven runs in 13 innings. Dunn has struggled with command this year, as he has more walks (10) than he does strikeouts (8)

Tuesday: Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Marco Gonzales (2-2, 3.97 ERA)

First pitch: 4:10 p.m. PT

As of now, it says that Tony Gonsolin will be making the start. Dave Roberts has neither confirmed nor denied it, so as of now we’ll roll with it. Gonsolin has been great for the Dodgers in 2020. He’s made two spot starts for them, throwing a combined 4 23 innings of scoreless ball. He has nine strikeouts, eight of which came in his last start, and has allowed only four hits.

Marco Gonzales takes the bump for Seattle. He’s had some hit and miss starts this year. There have been two starts where he looked really good for the Mariners, and there have been two where he hasn’t looked so good. Which Gonzales will they get? That’s a great question. As we saw earlier in the month against the Angels, he’s capable of going deep into games and striking out lots of hitters.


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