After dropping a bizarre game on Opening Day to the Colorado Rockies, the Dodgers are still looking to grab their first win of the season heading into the weekend. One of the best things about baseball is that right after a loss, a team gets to go back out there the next day with a fresh start, especially this early in the season.
The right-hander had a career year in 2020, posting a 1.73 ERA and striking out 100 batters during the shortened season.
The Dodgers had plenty of hits in their opener against the Rockies on Thursday, but a few bizarre plays and runners stranded on the bases had them come up short.
Bauer will face Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela, who went 5-3 last year while posting an ERA of 3.44.
The Rockies are the last team to beat the Dodgers in a regular-season series, and they will try to accomplish that task again by winning two of the next three games this weekend.
The first pitch for Friday’s contest is set for 5:40 p.m. Pacific time.
MLB announced on Friday that it will be moving this year’s All-Star Game from Atlanta to a yet-to-be-named location. Dodger Stadium is set to host the 2022 All-Star Game, so it is likely that Los Angeles is not in consideration as a replacement for this year. Dodger Stadium was originally supposed to host the 2020 game, but with no game occurring, Los Angeles was awarded the 2022 venue.
Speaking of Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers won’t play their home opener until a week from now against the Washington Nationals on Friday, April 9.
Single-game ticket sales for home games in the month of April have now begun. Opening Day tickets are not available, but all other games are still available to purchase. Fans will be seated socially-distanced in pods of 2,3,4,5 or 6. Parking will also have to be purchased before Game Day.
The tickets can be purchased through the Dodgers official website.