|WASHINGTON ( ROSS )|
LA DODGERS ( BUEHLER )
|953||WASHINGTON||+225||Ov 8.5,-110||+235||Ov 8.5,-115|
|954||LA DODGERS||-250||Un 8.5,-110||-265||Un 8.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||0-1||-1.2||0-1||0.0||0.091||0.200||0.136||0.336||2.0||0.125||0.222||0.250||0.472|
|Past 7 Games||1-2||-1.2||2-1||4.0||0.250||0.337||0.381||0.718||4.7||0.216||0.289||0.420||0.709|
|vs Right-handed Starters||4-1||+2||3-2||7.4||0.352||0.424||0.565||0.989||4.6||0.218||0.277||0.400||0.677|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+1.4||3-4||6.3||0.310||0.403||0.492||0.895||4.1||0.198||0.265||0.353||0.618|
|4/9/2021||ROSS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BUEHLER(R)|| |
|4/10/2021|| ||@ LA DODGERS||URIAS(L)|| |
|4/11/2021|| ||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|4/12/2021|| ||@ ST LOUIS||GANT(R)|| |
|4/13/2021|| ||@ ST LOUIS|| || |
|4/14/2021|| ||@ ST LOUIS|| || |
|4/15/2021|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|4/16/2021|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|4/1/2021||KERSHAW(L)||@ COLORADO||MARQUEZ(R)||5-8||L||-200||11 ov||O||15||14||2||11||7||0|
|4/2/2021||BAUER(R)||@ COLORADO||SENZATELA(R)||11-6||W||-250||12 un||O||16||9||1||8||4||2|
|4/3/2021||BUEHLER(R)||@ COLORADO||GRAY(R)||6-5||W||-215||11.5 ev||U||12||12||0||7||5||1|
|4/4/2021||URIAS(L)||@ COLORADO||GOMBER(L)||4-2||W||-200||11.5 ov||U||4||7||0||4||4||1|
|4/5/2021||MAY(R)||@ OAKLAND||MONTAS(R)||10-3||W||-160||8.5 ov||O||14||14||1||6||8||1|
|4/6/2021||KERSHAW(L)||@ OAKLAND||BASSITT(R)||5-1||W||-160||8.5 un||U||11||7||0||5||6||0|
|4/7/2021||BAUER(R)||@ OAKLAND||LUZARDO(L)||3-4||L||-155||7.5 ov||U||8||14||0||5||7||0|
|4/10/2021||URIAS(L)||WASHINGTON|| || |
|4/11/2021|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|4/13/2021|| ||COLORADO|| || |
|4/14/2021|| ||COLORADO|| || |
|4/15/2021|| ||COLORADO|| || |
|4/16/2021|| ||@ SAN DIEGO|| || |
|WASHINGTON: He's Here: 1B Josh Bell, LF Kyle Schwarber, LHP Brad Hand, LHP Jon Lester, C Alex Avila, C Welington Castillo, OF Gerardo Parra, LHP Sam Clay, 1B Ryan Zimmerman, RHP Joe Ross.
He's Outta Here: INF Howie Kendrick, RF Adam Eaton, RHP An'bal S'nchez, LHP Sean Doolittle, C Kurt Suzuki, CF Michael A. Taylor, 1B Eric Thames, INF Wilmer Difo, RHP Wil Crowe, RHP James Bourque, LHP Roenis El'as.
Projected Lineup: CF Victor Robles (.220, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs), RF Juan Soto (.351, 13, 37, 1.185 OPS), SS Trea Turner (.335, 12, 41, 12 SBs), 1B Josh Bell (.226, 8, 22 with Pirates), LF Kyle Schwarber (.188, 11, 24 with Cubs), 2B Starlin Castro (.267, 2, 4 in 16 games), C Yan Gomes (.284, 4, 13), 3B Carter Kieboom (.202, 0, 9).
Rotation: RH Max Scherzer (5-4, 3.74 ERA, 92 Ks, 67 1/3 innings), LH Patrick Corbin (2-7, 4.66), RH Stephen Strasburg (season-ending surgery after 5 innings in 2020; 18-6, 3.32 in 2019), LH Jon Lester (3-3, 5.16 with Cubs), RH Joe Ross (opted out in 2020; 4-4, 5.48 in 2019).
Key Relievers: LH Brad Hand (2-1, 2.05, AL-leading 16/16 saves with Indians), RH Daniel Hudson (3-2, 6.10, 10/15 saves), RH Will Harris (0-1, 3.06, 1 save), RH Tanner Rainey (1-1, 2.66), RH Wander Suero (2-0, 3.80).
Outlook: After a big step back from World Series champions in 2019 to tied for last place in the NL East in pandemic-shortened 2020, a lot of familiar faces are gone, and the Nationals are counting on their potentially best-in-baseball starting staff ' if healthy ' and a beefed up batting order to get them back to the postseason. The offense revolves around reigning NL batting champ Soto and Turner, both of whom Washington would love to sign to long-term deals, and the hope is the additions of ' and bounce-backs by ' Bell (via trade) and Schwarber (free agency) will offer help to the two holdover stars. Scherzer is entering the final season of his seven-year, $210 million deal and turns 37 in July, but still seems capable of the sort of form that earned three Cy Young Awards. Strasburg, the 2019 World Series MVP, will try to rebound after right wrist surgery; Lester is hoping the removal of a parathyroid gland in March will alleviate the sluggishness he felt in his last season with the Cubs. Hand helps the back end of a bullpen that already included a trio of potential closers in Hudson, Harris and Rainey. A big question mark is Kieboom, a first-round draft pick who has struggled at the plate in limited opportunities in the majors. Another is whether Robles can get on base enough to bat leadoff. Zimmerman, who transitions to a bench player and pinch hitter at age 36, and likely fifth starter Ross return after opting out of 2020 because of COVID-19 concerns. The D.C. city government cleared the way for 5,000 fans per game at Nationals Park; the team is hoping that number can increase at some point.
|LA DODGERS: He's Here: RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Tommy Kahnle, LHP Garrett Cleavinger, RHP Corey Knebel, 3B Sheldon Neuse, RHP Gus Varland.
He's Outta Here: RHP Pedro B'ez, INF/OF Enrique Hern'ndez, LF Joc Pederson, RHP Dylan Floro, LHP Adam Kolarek, LHP Jake McGee, RHP Josh Sborz, LHP Alex Wood, OF Terrance Gore.
Projected Lineup: RF Mookie Betts (.292, 16 HRs, 39 RBIs), SS Corey Seager (.307, 15, 41), 3B Justin Turner (.307, 4, 23), CF Cody Bellinger (.239, 12, 30), C Will Smith (.289, 8, 25), 1B Max Muncy (.192, 12, 27) or Edwin R'os (.250, 8, 17), LF A.J. Pollock (.276, 16, 34) or Chris Taylor (.270, 8, 32), 2B Gavin Lux (.175, 3, 8) or Taylor.
Rotation: RH Trevor Bauer (5-4, 1.73 ERA, 100 Ks, 2 shutouts, NL Cy Young Award with Reds), RH Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.44), LH Clayton Kershaw (6-2, 2.16), LH David Price (opted out in 2020; 7-5, 4.28 in 2019 with Red Sox), LH Julio Ur'as (3-0, 3.27) or RH Dustin May (3-1, 2.57) or RH Tony Gonsolin (2-2, 2.31).
Key Relievers: RH Kenley Jansen (3-1, 3.33, 11/13 saves, 33 Ks in 24 1/3 IP), RH Brusdar Graterol (1-2, 3.09), RH Blake Treinen (3-3, 3.86), LH V'ctor Gonz'lez (3-0, 1.33), RH Joe Kelly (0-0, 1.80), RH Tommy Kahnle (underwent Tommy John surgery with Yankees), RH Corey Knebel (0-0, 6.08 with Brewers).
Outlook: The roster boasts an enviable three MVPs and three Cy Young Award winners, making the Dodgers favorites to win a ninth straight NL West title, which would extend their franchise record. They open the season April 1 at Colorado, which starts a seven-game trip. They'll celebrate their first World Series championship since 1988 in their home opener April 9 against Washington. It's likely the team will be able to allow 25% capacity, or 11,000 fans, in attendance after local restrictions are eased. Price pitches for the Dodgers for the first time after opting out last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The club signed Bauer just before spring training, giving Los Angeles perhaps the best rotation in baseball and bulking up the staff for a full 162-game season after last year's abbreviated 60-game campaign. Buehler, Kershaw and Bauer appear to be locks, with left-handers Price and Ur'as likely to fill out the rotation. However, Price has indicated he's willing to do whatever is needed, including working out of the bullpen. He's made 10 relief appearances in his career. The Dodgers shed some roster stalwarts in free agency, including Hern'ndez, Pederson and B'ez, and they re-signed Turner. The core offensive group returns, including Betts, Bellinger, Muncy and Seager, who was the NLCS and World Series MVP.
|Last Updated: 4/14/2021 4:36:14 AM EST|