Dodgers @ Rockies July 17, 2021: Buehler vs. Freeland

Photo: Daniel Brim

After a strong beginning to the second half, the Dodgers are going for their fourth-straight win behind Walker Buehler. He’s opposed by Kyle Freeland. Freeland is a lefty, so the Rockies have a legitimate chance tonight.

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5:10 p.m. Denver
RF Betts LF Tapia
3B Turner 2B Rodgers
2B Muncy RF Blackmon
1B Pujols SS Story
SS Taylor 3B McMahon
CF Bellinger 1B Cron
LF Pollock CF Hampson
C Barnes C Nunez
P Buehler P Freeland (L)

Abbreviated thread today, so here’s what has been reported on the beat.

I’m still amazed there’s a chance Corey Knebel returns this season. And Corey Seager‘s return will be most welcome.

All that matters is that Clayton Kershaw comes back healthy … hopefully to join Max Scherzer.

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Who knew 55-year-old Albert Pujols would end up being the Dodgers’ secret weapon against lefties?

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Apparently, Daniel is there tonight.

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First pitch is at 5:10 p.m.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. 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.