Walker Buehler Set for First Spring Start; Trevor Bauer and Kenley Jansen Impress

The Los Angeles Dodgers have seemingly started 2021 Cactus League play where they left off last October, although it is only just the beginning of Spring Training. Dodger pitching has only allowed one run, and quite frankly, the farm system promises an exciting future for fans, as a handful of prospects are already starting to shine.

Walker Buehler is set to make his first Spring Training start Tuesday against the Giants. Buehler is likely to pitch around two innings, as both Mike Kickham and Trevor Bauer who pitched the past two games pitched only two innings.

After the starters exit, it is followed by pitchers usually pitching one inning. Monday, in a 10-0 Dodger win over the Rockies in just six innings, Trevor Bauer made his Dodger debut, pitching two scoreless innings. Kenley Jansen threw one inning as well, striking out two batters. Both pitchers looked quite impressive in their respective Cactus League debuts.

Other pitchers making appearances on Monday were Tony Gonsolin, Victor Gonzalez, and Blake Treinen who looked great as well. This particular crew is just a small sign of the tremendous depth the Dodger have.

The Dodgers offense exploded for 10 runs against their divisional foes. DJ Peters got the run-scoring party started with a two-run homer in the second inning. Also adding RBI were Andy Burns, Luke Raley, and Will Smith.

Gavin Lux also made his Spring Training debut, going 2-for-3 while adding one RBI. Lux started at second base as the Dodgers were without Chris Taylor. Skipper Dave Roberts mentioned Taylor woke up with a stiff neck.

The Dodgers are hopeful to get Taylor into action on Wednesday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Most presumptive regular-season starters have got into games so far, with Zach McKinstry and Peters being the only players to appear in both games.

In Tuesday’s contest, Buehler will face San Francisco’s Logan Webb. Webb in 2020 went 3-4 with a 5.47 ERA.

In eight starts last year, Buehler posted a 3.44 ERA over eight starts. Although he was bothered by blister problems for a good portion of the season, he still managed to be effective. Buehler also was highly effective in the postseason.

It will be fun to see Buehler take the mound since last October, even if it is only for two innings.

First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. Pacific time.

Who Will Be the Dodgers’ Super Utility Man in 2021?

The Los Angeles Dodgers played their first Spring Training game of the season yesterday, winning 2-1 over the Oakland Athletics. As of Monday, we are just one month from the beginning of the regular season.

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Dodgers Defeat Athletics in 2021 Cactus League Opener

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Designated hitter Matt Davidson homered, and shortstop Corey Seager added an RBI single, propelling the Los Angeles Dodgers to a narrow 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics in the 2021 Cactus League opener for both teams.

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Dodger Pitchers Have First Throws of Spring Training; Thoughts on Tatis Jr’s Contract

We’ve finally reached the first harbinger of Spring—pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Ron Roenicke Returns to Dodgers, Pitchers and Catchers Report to Camelback Ranch

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For as celebrated as the first day of spring training is among fans, it’s actually quite an anticlimactic event around the clubhouse, often being compared to the first day of school. Players arrive, fill out a bunch of paperwork, take their respective physicals, and start throwing around the baseball to some degree.

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Dodgers News and Notes: Walker Buehler Avoids Arbitration, Clayton Kershaw Talks Retirement and More

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It is now official that the Los Angeles Dodgers will open their 2021 Spring Training on February 18th, with pitchers and catchers reporting. Of course, with this still being Pandemic Times, everything is always subject to change.

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Dodgers’ Active Roster Set, Ready for Opening Day

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“Pitchers and poets both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things” —Robert Frost

Today is the day. After a crazy offseason and an aborted Spring Training, months of downtime and then this thing called Summer Camp, baseball finally begins its 2020 season tonight.

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Dodgers’ Offense Looks Ready for Regular Season

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We’ve actually made it to the week when baseball starts in earnest. Sunday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers took on NL West rivals Arizona Diamondbacks for their first of three exhibition games before the season officially starts on Thursday.

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Dodgers Updates: Walker Buehler, Charities, Social Justice, and More

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We’re down to only six days before the start of the abbreviated 2020 regular season, when the Los Angeles Dodgers square off against the San Francisco Giants. Clayton Kershaw will take the mound at Dodger Stadium, with Johnny Cueto doing the same for the Giants.

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Dodgers News and Notes: New Players in Camp, Cody Bellinger Working on Swing

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T-minus 10 days until the Los Angeles Dodgers open up what is to be the 2020 season against the San Francisco Giants.

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