Dodgers: What to Expect as LA Begins Their Longest Stretch of Games This Season



The Dodgers have had an interesting start to their 2020 campaign. They have shown the good, the bad, and the ugly in their first few weeks of action, giving us a pretty good picture as to who this club is.

After a 9-4 start to the season, the Dodgers are about to begin a 17-day period with no off days, making this the longest stretch of the shortened season. There will be a lot to look for in these coming series, so let’s break them down one by one.

Home vs San Francisco Giants (6-8): August 7-9

The Dodgers and Giants split their first series of the season, with LA looking unstoppable in the first two games while looking rather human in the last two. The Dodgers rebounded nicely after this series, having gone 7-2 in their recent road trip. One thing to look out for this series is if the offense will be able to figure out Johnny Cueto the second time around after looking completely lost in their first matchup. Cueto is set to open the second game of the series.

Game 1: Start time 6:40 PDT

Game 2: Start time 6:10 PDT

Game 3: Start time 1:10 PDT

Home vs San Diego Padres (7-6): August 10-13

The Pardes look like a real contender this season, as evidenced by the highly competitive series we saw this week in San Diego. With a young roster that isn’t afraid of the moment, expect a lot of offense again in these four games. San Diego currently leads the NL with 72 runs scored, but they have also given up 64 compared to the Dodgers’ 37.

Game 1: Start time 6:40 PDT

Game 2: Start time 6:40 PDT

Game 3: Start time 6:40 PDT

Game 4: Start time 6:40 PDT

Away @ Anaheim Angels (5-8): August 14-16

The Anaheim Angels (none of that LA stuff here) have not had the start to the season that they were hoping for. Ohtani sustained yet another injury, but he appears to be able to hit still. Their offense has started to find a rhythm in their last few games and will be the X-factor in their games against the Dodgers.

Game 1: Start time 6:40 PDT

Game 2: Start time 6:40 PDT

Game 3: Start time 1:10 PDT

Home/Away vs Seattle Mariners (5-9): August 17-20

Seattle has not impressed in the early going, especially with an offense that has only mustered a .229 average thus far. To be fair, the Dodgers have also struggled in that department with a .241 average of their own, but they have still found a way to score runs. This series will be played in two parts with 2 home games for each team. The travel will be intense, so fatigue may be something to watch for in the everyday players.

Game 1: Start time 6:40 PDT (Home)

Game 2: Start time 4:10 PDT (Home)

Game 3: Start time 6:40 PDT (Away)

Game 4: Start time 4:10 PDT (Away)

Home vs Colorado Rockies (9-3): August 21-23

The Colorado Rockies are one of the surprises to start the year. Their 9-3 record is good for a top 3 spot in the league, and that is thanks in large part to a 6th ranked pitching staff that owns a 3.11 ERA. They haven’t had too many true tests thus far, but a 2 game sweep over the Athletics is enough proof that this team is legit. This series should go a long way in determining if the Rockies have enough to challenge the Dodgers for the division crown.

Game 3: Start time 6:40 PDT

Game 3: Start time 6:10 PDT

Game 3: Start time 1:10 PDT

 

And now, enjoy some of the highlights from this young season!

 

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