Marlins @ Dodgers July 20, 2019: Alcantara vs. Kershaw in a battle of All-Stars

Photo: Stacie Wheeler

After a bit of an ugly affair last night, the Dodgers are looking for their second win of the series against the Marlins and their lone All-Star Sandy Alcantara.

 
Marlins
   
Dodgers
 
6:10 p.m.
   
Los Angeles
SS
Rojas  
1B
Pederson
3B
Prado  
LF
Verdugo
1B
Cooper  
3B
Turner
RF
Anderson  
RF
Bellinger
2B
Castro  
2B
Muncy
LF
Ramirez  
CF
Pollock
CF
Puello   SS Seager
C
Holaday  
C
Barnes
P
Alcantara (R)  
P
Kershaw (L)

Alcantara was the big prize of the Marcell Ozuna trade two winters ago and has been decent for Miami this season, but the term “All-Star” doesn’t apply to him in the traditional sense. His 3.94 ERA, 4.65 FIP and 5.8 K-BB% will back me up on that. Still, he’s a hard-throwing righty (95.3 MPH) with a slider, changeup and curveball.

The Dodgers are running out what is basically their standard lineup against right-handed pitching in the second half. Oh, and they have that Clayton Kershaw fella throwing tonight.

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If you’re in the greater Midland, Mich., area, get out to see Kody Hoese and Michael Busch posthaste. Odds are, they won’t be there come April 2020.

Oh, and I’m going to try to see Michael Grove in person tomorrow in Stockton. Fingers crossed!

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.