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Dodgers Game Previews

Previews of the day's matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponent(s), including an analysis of the pitching matchup, starting lineups, previous matchups, and news and notes surrounding the game and series.

Elimination boys get another chance in Game 6

Game 6 of the National League Championship Series is the fifth elimination game of the 2021 postseason for the Dodgers, who trail the Braves 3-2 in the series.

It’s win or go home for the Dodgers in Game 5

The Dodgers trail 3-1 in the National League Championship Series and need to beat the Braves in Game 5 on Thursday at Dodger Stadium to keep the series going.

Dodgers try to ride momentum into Game 4

Julio Urías is on the mound as the Dodgers try to ride the momentum in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Braves on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Buehler on extra rest, at home, is the right formula for the Dodgers

Walker Buehler, the Dodgers’ big-game pitcher in October for the last four seasons, is on extra rest heading into his start against the Braves in Game 3 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium, just the recipe Los Angeles needs to get back into the series.

Scoring chances are there for Dodgers, who need to cash in

The Dodgers have been giving themselves chances with runners in scoring position, including Game 1 of the NLCS. But they haven’t gotten the hits they need, something that needs to change if they want to beat the Braves.

Dodgers insist no letdown heading into NLCS

The Dodgers say they will be ready for an NLCS rematch with the Braves, confident LA can avoid a letdown after an emotionally grueling Division Series.

‘Old soul’ Julio Urías ready for Game 5

The Dodgers sent Julio Urías to the mound in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Giants. The left-hander just turned 25, but already has a long history of postseason success.

Dodgers offense needs to render the pitching decisions moot

After getting shut out twice in three games in the National League Division Series, the Dodgers will need their offense to stay alive against the Giants, beginning in Game 4. Regardless of who’s pitching for Los Angeles.

What to look for in Game 3

A rested Dodgers bullpen figures to be used heavily in Games 3 and 4 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. But how Max Scherzer performs to start Game 3 will go a long way in deciding the series against the Giants.

Perception & reality, heading into Game 2

The Dodgers face a 1-0 series deficit and need a much better showing from the offense to have a chance to tie the National League Division Series in Game 2 against the Giants.

Buehler vs. Webb in NLDS Game 1

Game 1 of the epic Dodgers-Giants National League Division Series will feature Walker Buehler on the mound against Logan Webb.

Something’s gotta give in the NL wild card game

The Dodgers and Cardinals are both red hot entering the 2021 National League wild card game. Max Scherzer pitches for Los Angeles, with Adam Wainwright on the mound for St. Louis, the two oldest starting pitchers in wild card game history.

One more day to force one more day

Walker Buehler on Sunday has a potential National League ERA title in his sights, and could also help the Dodgers to force a NL West tiebreaker with the Giants on the final day of the regular season.

The race for the Cy Young award

Julio Urias and Corbin Burnes take the mound in Los Angeles, as both pitchers look to add to their Cy Young award case.

It’s do or die for Dodgers

The Dodgers have only three games remaining left this season. Trailing the Giants by two games in the division, almost everything has to go perfect for LA this weekend.

The final 2021 Dodgers-Padres matchup is here

Tony Gonsolin will pitch for the Dodgers in his final regular season start

Scherzer takes on the rookie Weathers

The Dodgers are still fighting for the division, while Padres are fighting for pride having already been eliminated. Max Scherzer takes the mound on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers-Padres doesn’t have the luster that was expected

Walker Buehler and the Dodgers battle Yu Darvish and the Padres in the opener of a three-game series, featuring two pitchers looking to turn around recent slumps.

Clayton Kershaw starts, but how will the Dodgers finish?

Clayton Kershaw starts for the Dodgers on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, but with Kenley Jansen and Blake Treinen used heavily of late, how they finish might be just as important.

Gonsolin starts in familiar surroundings

Dodgers right-hander Tony Gonsolin starts on Friday night at Chase Field, against his most common opponent in three major league seasons, the Diamondbacks.

Buehler takes the mound in Game 2 against the Rockies

Walker Buehler hopes the Dodgers bats back him up on Wednesday night.

Julio Urias looks for 19th win

Julio Urias has been putting up Cy Young Award numbers while being the third best starter in the Dodgers’ rotation.

Pujols gets a start on getaway day

Albert Pujols starts against the left-handed Wade Miley in the Dodgers’ series finale against the Reds in Cincinnati.

Walker Buehler’s Cy Young chances

Walker Buehler has three weeks to help his Cy Young Award case. He’s currently No. 3 in odds.

Urías goes streaking

Dodgers go for the sweep against Arizona tonight

Gonsolin gets the ball for the second time since his return

Tony Gonsolin and the Dodgers battle the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, with Los Angeles seeking a fifth straight win.

Jansen on paternity leave, White recalled

Jansens celebrate today’s birth of their daughter

Dodgers call on White to provide length

The Dodgers have used two bullpen games on the current road trip, and call on Mitch White to provide some length as a starting pitcher on Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Dodgers have improved against LHP

A look at how the Dodgers have improved against left-handers, thanks in large part to Albert Pujols and Trea Turner, and how LA has excelled of late against southpaw starters, ahead of facing J.A. Happ and the Cardinals on Tuesday night in St. Louis.

Walker Buehler gets one last crack at the Giants

Walker Buehler starts the series finale on Sunday night in San Francisco, trying to keep the Dodgers in first place and continue his mastery of the Giants.

Dodgers struggling offense faces a pair of Giants bullpen games

The Dodgers offense has struggled for two weeks but the team is winning thanks to excellent pitching. They lost Friday’s series opener to the Giants, but send Julio Urías to the mound Saturday against the first of two bullpen games for San Francisco.

Showdown series in SF begins Friday night

The Dodgers and Giants open a three-game series on Friday night at Oracle Park in San Francisco, entering the weekend tied atop the National League West with the best record in MLB.