|SAN DIEGO ( WEATHERS )|
LA DODGERS ( BUEHLER )
|907||SAN DIEGO||+165||Ov 8,+100||+155||Ov 7.5,-115|
|908||LA DODGERS||-175||Un 8,-120||-165||Un 7.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-8||-4.4||5-11||3.5||0.231||0.320||0.355||0.675||3.4||0.196||0.258||0.333||0.591|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-4.2||2-5||3.1||0.200||0.288||0.285||0.573||4.4||0.194||0.255||0.356||0.611|
|vs Left-handed Starters||5-3||+0.4||3-5||5.0||0.195||0.310||0.335||0.644||3.9||0.212||0.274||0.338||0.612|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+1.9||2-5||4.3||0.187||0.275||0.343||0.619||3.1||0.193||0.260||0.296||0.556|
|4/9/2021||MUSGROVE(R)||@ TEXAS||ARIHARA(R)||3-0||W||-185||9 ev||U||8||5||0||0||1||1|
|4/10/2021||PADDACK(R)||@ TEXAS||LYLES(R)||7-4||W||-155||9 un||O||14||8||2||7||5||1|
|4/11/2021||MOREJON(L)||@ TEXAS||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||2-0||W||-160||9 ov||U||5||6||0||5||10||0|
|4/12/2021||DARVISH(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||CAHILL(R)||6-2||W||-185||7.5 un||O||10||8||0||6||5||0|
|4/13/2021||SNELL(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||KUHL(R)||4-8||L||-235||8 un||O||6||15||2||12||12||1|
|4/14/2021||MUSGROVE(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||ANDERSON(L)||1-5||L||-190||7.5 ov||U||6||5||0||9||10||0|
|4/15/2021||PADDACK(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||KELLER(R)||8-3||W||-145||7.5 un||O||10||7||1||8||7||1|
|4/16/2021||WEATHERS(L)||LA DODGERS||BUEHLER(R)||6-11||L||+135||8 ev||O||12||15||3||12||11||3|
|4/17/2021||DARVISH(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||0-2||L||+110||7 ov||U||3||7||0||3||4||1|
|4/18/2021||SNELL(L)||LA DODGERS||BAUER(R)||5-2||W||+115||7.5 un||U||7||5||0||3||3||1|
|4/22/2021||WEATHERS(L)||@ LA DODGERS||BUEHLER(R)|| |
|4/23/2021||DARVISH(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|4/24/2021||SNELL(L)||@ LA DODGERS||BAUER(R)|| |
|4/25/2021||MUSGROVE(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAY(R)|| |
|4/27/2021||PADDACK(R)||@ ARIZONA||KELLY(R)|| |
|4/28/2021||WEATHERS(L)||@ ARIZONA||WIDENER(R)|| |
|4/16/2021||BUEHLER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||WEATHERS(L)||11-6||W||-145||8 ev||O||12||11||3||12||15||3|
|4/17/2021||KERSHAW(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||DARVISH(R)||2-0||W||-120||7 ov||U||3||4||1||3||7||0|
|4/18/2021||BAUER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||SNELL(L)||2-5||L||-125||7.5 un||U||3||3||1||7||5||0|
|4/19/2021||MAY(R)||@ SEATTLE||SHEFFIELD(L)||3-4||L||-185||8.5 un||U||5||8||1||4||3||0|
|4/20/2021||URIAS(L)||@ SEATTLE||GONZALES(L)||1-0||W||-175||8 ov||U||2||4||0||1||3||0|
|4/22/2021||BUEHLER(R)||SAN DIEGO||WEATHERS(L)|| |
|4/23/2021||KERSHAW(L)||SAN DIEGO||DARVISH(R)|| |
|4/24/2021||BAUER(R)||SAN DIEGO||SNELL(L)|| |
|4/25/2021||MAY(R)||SAN DIEGO||MUSGROVE(R)|| |
|4/29/2021||()||@ MILWAUKEE||()|| |
|SAN DIEGO: He's Here: RHP Yu Darvish, LHP Blake Snell, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Mark Melancon, 2B Kim Ha-seong, C Victor Caratini, RHP Keone Kela, INF/OF Brian O'Grady.
He's Outta Here: RHP Kirby Yates, INF Greg Garcia, C Jason Castro, RHP Garrett Richards, 1B Mitch Moreland, RHP Luis Perdomo.
Projected Lineup: CF Trent Grisham (.251, 10 HRs, 26 RBIs), SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (.277, 17, 45), 3B Manny Machado (.304, 16, 47), 1B Eric Hosmer (.287, 9, 36), LF Tommy Pham (.211, 3, 12 in 31 games), RF Wil Myers (.288, 15, 40), 2B Jake Cronenworth (.285, 4, 20), C Austin Nola (.273, 7, 28 with Seattle and San Diego) or Victor Caratini (.241, 1, 16 with Cubs).
Rotation: RH Yu Darvish (8-3, 2.01 ERA with Cubs), LH Blake Snell (4-2, 3.24 with Rays), RH Joe Musgrove (1-5, 3.86 with Pirates), RH Chris Paddack (4-5, 4.73), LH Adrian Morejon (2-2, 4.66).
Key Relievers: LH Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 1.45, 4 saves) RH Emilio Pag'n (0-1, 4.50, 2 saves), RH Mark Melancon (2-1, 2.78, 11 saves with Atlanta), RH Keone Kela (0-0, 4.50 in 3 games with Pittsburgh), RH Pierce Johnson (3-1, 2.70), RH Dan Altavilla (2-3, 5.75, 1 save with Seattle and San Diego), RH Craig Stammen (4-2, 5.63), RH Tim Hill (3-0, 4.50), RH Austin Adams (0-0, 4.50 in 3 games).
Outlook: This will be one of the most-anticipated seasons in San Diego history. Anchored by a star-studded infield featuring Tatis and Machado, the Padres ended a 13-year playoff drought and won a first-round series against St. Louis last season before being swept out of the Division Series by the rival Dodgers, who went on to win the World Series. The electrifying Tatis signed the longest contract in MLB history during spring training, a 14-year, $340 million deal. Tatis has hit full-blown superstar status on and off the field, including being selected as the cover athlete for the video game MLB The Show 21. The cover shows Tatis doing a bat flip after one of his two homers in Game 2 against the Cardinals. At 22, he's the youngest player chosen for the cover. After running out of starting pitching in the playoffs and then losing Mike Clevinger to Tommy John surgery, general manager A.J. Preller quickly rebuilt the rotation with a flurry of blockbuster trades after Christmas that landed Darvish, Snell and local product Musgrove. It doesn't appear Dinelson Lamet, who missed the playoffs with an arm injury, will be ready for the start of the season. He finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting. Last year's opening day starter, Paddack, is looking for a bounce-back season. Fans will be eager to see how Kim, a slugger from South Korea, fits into the mix at second base, where Cronenworth played well enough to tie for second in NL Rookie of the Year balloting. The Padres hadn't settled on a closer yet. Among the candidates were Pomeranz, Pag'n, Melancon and Kela. Pham was stabbed during an altercation in a strip club parking lot in mid-October and required 200 stitches. San Diego re-signed Jurickson Profar, who played five positions last season.
|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: 5/9/2021 7:13:51 AM EST|