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.
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.
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 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.
Walker Buehler hopes the Dodgers bats back him up on Wednesday night.
Tony Gonsolin and the Dodgers battle the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, with Los Angeles seeking a fifth straight win.
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.
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.
The Dodgers and Padres play again for the first time in two months, having gone in different directions since late June.
The Dodgers are on another long winning streak, and the bullpen has been especially great of late despite heavy usage. That, plus a Saturday rematch of Game 5 of the 2016 National League Division Series, with Max Scherzer this time pitching for Los Angeles against Rich Hill for the Mets.