Dodgers Host Detroit Tigers in Interleague Play

After surprisingly dropping two out of three games to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Los Angeles Dodgers return home after a 3-3 road trip.

The Dodgers will play five games at home, including a three-game interleague series with the Detroit Tigers and a two-game series against the San Francisco Giants — the first time the teams will meet this season.

Currently, the Dodgers stand at 12-6 and half a game out of first place, if you are keeping with that this early, although things can change quickly.

The Detroit Tigers currently stand at 6-12 and have lost five straight games. The team finds itself in last place in the American League Central.

The Dodgers have already set their rotation for the weekend series. Pitching Friday’s game will be left hander Tyler Anderson, followed by Clayton Kershaw, and Walker Buehler, who is coming off a complete game shutout.

The Tigers will counter with left hander Tyler Alexander, followed by right hander Beau Brieske, and left hander Eduardo Rodriguez to end the series.

Anderson will make his second start for the Dodgers, filling in for Andrew Heaney, who still remains on the injured list. Anderson last started against the Padres, when he went 4 ⅔ innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Around four innings seems to be the average length Anderson pitches, as he also pitched four innings in his two previous appearances coming in relief after Tony Gonsolin.

Opposing Anderson will be Alexander, who is in his fourth big league season. So far in the young season, Anderson has struggled heavily, allowing eight earned runs in only ten innings over three starts. Alexander is 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA so far on the young season.

The Dodgers also may get some pitchers back from injury soon. On Thursday, the team announced they sent left hander Caleb Ferguson on a rehab assignment with the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Ferguson missed all of last year due to Tommy John surgery.

Right hander Tommy Kahnle has also been actiove on a rehab assignment. Kahnle as well missed all of last season due to Tommy John surgery.

Hopefully, the Dodgers get at least two out of three against the Tigers, after dropping a surprising series to Arizona as they certainly won’t want to lose two straight series.

First pitch for Friday is scheduled at 7:10 p.m. Pacific.

10 thoughts on “Dodgers Host Detroit Tigers in Interleague Play

  1. WOW!! Announced Bauer suspended without pay for the next 2 seasons…!!! Bauer is appealing but Manfred would not have done it without the Players Union’s OK,,,

    Like

  2. Props to Manfred and the Union they showed some class and suspended Bauer…Now that Bauer is gone and the salary budget looks much better and the reports on Heaney are that he will be out an extended period will they finally bring Pepiot, Grove, etc up? GIve Jackson a chance? They brought Jackson up after he was outstanding at the Farm. Someone from the 40 man or ? Hopefully they do not make a trade as they have a slew of young arms that are ready or close.

    Like

    1. Not sure any of those guys have a future here tmaxster. Maybe trade bait but quickly before everyone else realizes what they aren’t.

      Like

  3. I doubt they use the kids right away, but it opens the door for them to trade for help. They can take on some salary right now. It will still be appealed, and I would also assume his attorneys are going to file suit against MLB. But it won’t matter. He won’t ever pitch in LA again.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Complete bullshit. I don’t condone domestic violence at all but I’d love for someone to tell me how Marcel Ozuna gets caught red handed by the cops beating his wife and he’s playing baseball right now but Bauer basically gets the death penalty because his career is almost certainly over now. I hate when rules are enforced for some and they look the other way for others.

    Like

  5. As I sit here thinking about the Bauer suspension I shake my head because, politically speaking (which we don’t do here) I’m a left-of-center guy so I keep wondering why I’m thinking Bauer got a raw deal here. Women who claim they have been abused should be believed. But maybe that rule doesn’t apply 100% of the time.

    Maybe MLB has evidence that the public hasn’t been privy to but I keep asking myself why, after being mis-treated the first time did she come back for seconds? And why, after being treated even worse the second time, did she spend the night instead of getting the hell out of there or calling for help?

    Maybe Bauer is as guilty as the woman claims and, if so, if he really did ALL of those things to her, he should never be allowed to pitch again, anywhere. But what if he’s telling the truth and he didn’t do what she says he did. Maybe she had an accomplice who helped inflict her injuries after the fact because when you accuse a guy with a $100MM contract you can get some big bucks in a settlement.

    Bauer very much seems to want to present his evidence to the public at some point. I hope he gets a chance to do that. In the meanwhile, in my mind, I haven’t convicted him nor have I absolved him.

    Like

    1. Reading between the lines of articles in the Athletic and the LA Times this last year there were some very graphic pictures of the damage that are not in the public domain plus other women were interviewed that established that he is a serial abuser. As I have stated before I have a wife, two daughters, many nieces and friends that are female. Many of them have been abused to one degree or another. I agree that woman needs psychological help. But a person does not get to beat the hell out of someone PERIOD…Unless they are fighting in self defense or protecting someone else.
      I am very glad they busted him and he just lost a ton of money. Let this echo down to other “Professional Athletes that victimizing someone is NOT acceptable behavior.
      As a Dodger fan this is great news that HUGE Salary for the next two years is off the books Woohoo…
      Jeff as he has admitted to beating that woman he is not being railroaded he was very stupid and apparently has serious anger issues.

      Like

    2. I think it’s foolish to involve politics in baseball decisions but at the same time I think Bauer being a vocal Trump supporter didn’t do him any favors. I’m an unapologetic Trump supporter but I don’t care who you voted for things like this should be based on facts and evidence. If I’m not mistaken this woman has come out and asked MLB to drop the charges against Bauer am I right? My point is if Bauer has to sit 2 years then why is Ozuna not being given the same punishment.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.