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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.

Major league bullpens are smaller now

A look at how smaller bullpens might affect change, as the Dodgers start a series against the Reds.

A battle of former Pirates draftees

Walker Buehler and Zach Thompson start the series opener Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Both were drafted out of high school by the Pirates, but did not sign.

Freddie Freeman keeps hitting doubles

Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman has a lot of doubles to start his first year in Los Angeles.

Edwin Ríos hitting his way into more playing time

The red-hot Edwin Ríos starts at designated hitter and bats cleanup for the Dodgers for a second straight game, on Monday night against the Nationals in Washington D.C.

Dodgers have their most regular lineup in years

A look at the most regular or everyday lineup the Dodgers have had in a decade or so, including Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner starting every game to date.

The rarity of Dodger Stadium doubleheaders

The Dodgers have a doubleheader at home for the first time in 23 seasons. A look at the rarity of doubleheaders at Dodger Stadium.

An old foe in town in opener with D-backs

The Dodgers host the Diamondbacks for a four-game series over three days, beginning Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers filling innings however they can at the moment

The Dodgers pitching staff has been taxed of late, and they will need fill-in starters in two of the next four days. A look at where they stand heading into Saturday night against the Phillies.

Dodgers starting pitching debuts in the 2000s

Ryan Pepiot makes his major league debut, starting on the mound Wednesday against the Pirates at PNC Park. Here’s a look back at recent Dodgers starting pitching debuts in this century.

Dodgers have had their way with the Pirates recently

The Dodgers take a 16-game winning streak over the Pirates into the first game of a series at PNC Park beginning Monday night in Pittsburgh.

A Dodgers-Cubs doubleheader at Wrigley Field in early May, an annual tradition

The Dodgers play the Cubs in a doubleheader after a series-opening rainout at Wrigley Field in the first week of May for the second year in a row.

Dodgers vs. Tigers preview & pregame notes

Pregame notes before the Dodgers host the Tigers in interleague play at Dodger Stadium.

Run scoring is way down in MLB, especially for Arizona

A look at how hard it is for MLB teams to score runs in 2022, especially for the Diamondbacks, who rank among the sport’s worst offenses. The Dodgers play in Arizona for three games beginning Monday night.

Tyler Anderson steps in to a starter’s role for the Dodgers

Tyler Anderson gets his first start of the season for the Dodgers, facing Yu Darvish and the Padres on Saturday night at Petco Park.

Did the Dodgers win 5 straight games at home, or 20?

A look at the Dodgers 20-game winning streak at Dodger Stadium, spread over the end of the 2021 regular season and the start of 2022.

Innings splits skewed toward the bullpen so far

The Dodgers home opener is against the Reds at Dodger Stadium. Here’s a look at the pitching innings split from the road trip, for both Los Angeles and opponents.

Soon, interleague play won’t be so rare anymore

The Dodgers make just their fourth-ever regular season trip to Minnesota to play the Twins, but once the balanced schedule comes in 2023 every team will play every other team at least once per year.

The drive for five

The Dodgers scored five runs on opening day, which is usually a winning number for them, even at Coors Field.

Walker Buehler’s first of many opening day starts

Walker Buehler makes his first opening day start for the Dodgers on Friday against the Rockies at Coors Field.

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.