Los Angeles Dodgers look to rebound from a tough series loss against Cincinnati as they play an interleague clash against Oakland Athletics. This game will take place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 1st.
Los Angeles were beaten by the Reds in the last contest within their 3-game set on Sunday evening, marking their 5th loss in 7 matches. With an overall record of 59-45 heading into this game, the Dodgers have a 2-game advantage on the Giants within the NL West battle. Los Angeles had a total of 6 hits on Sunday, with Freddie Freeman collecting a pair of those during the defeat.
As Lance Lynn takes the mound on Monday evening, it will be his initial start as a Dodger. The 36-year-old pitcher has a 6-9 record and a 6.47 ERA so far this campaign. Although he provides the squad with experienced leadership, Lynn hasn’t proven very effective this year when pitching from his home pitch. Although he has a 6.79 home ERA, he has done good by preventing the long ball.
With the loss in Colorado on Sunday evening, Oakland had a run of two consecutive victories ended and lost for the 4th occasion in their previous 6 matches. The A’s occupy the last spot overall and are 30.5 games behind the Rangers across the AL West rankings with an overall mark of 30-77. They are 29.5 games behind the Blue Jays and Astros, who are currently in the remaining 2 American League wild card spots.
This will be Ken Waldichuk’s seventh away start of the year. He has a 2-6 record and a 6.38 ERA going into this contest. Waldichuk has struck out 42 hitters in 45.2 innings, despite opposition batters hitting .308 on average. The 25-year-old, nevertheless, has 41 runs throughout that time.
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Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Dodgers Game Information
- Date: 08/01/2023
- Time: 10:10 PM ET
- Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California.
- How to Watch: Athletics vs Dodgers MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV