Well the good news is the Dodgers can only lose one game today.
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Buehler is coming off his worst start of the season against the Reds. He allowed seven hits and five runs in 6 1/3 innings, but did strike out a season-high 10 batters. The Dodgers gave him a 5-3 lead in the sixth inning, but Buehler allowed a double and an RBI single before being pulled. Scott Alexander came on in relief, and allowed a two-run double to Joey Votto to put the Dodgers down 6-5.
Alzolay still has his rookie status despite this being the third year he’s seen big league action. He threw 12 1/3 innings in 2019 and 21 1/3 innings last season. In 21 innings this year, he’s allowed 13 hits and 11 runs. He’s coming off his best start of the season, where he allowed two runs over six innings in Atlanta for his first win of the season. He throws a slider nearly half of the time and has a 40.5 percent whiff rate on it. He also throws a sinking fastball and a four-seam fastball, and rarely throws a changeup and curve.
The Dodgers are swapping Edwins.
The Dodgers might be getting more bullpen reinforcement soon.
First pitch is at 4:40 PM PST on SNLA and ESPN — try not to get swept on national TV.