Astros @ Dodgers: Aug. 3, 2021: McCullers vs. Buehler; the cheaters return

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You’d think with the Astros coming to town we at Dodgers Digest would be champing at the bit to write the Game Thread.

You fool.

No one claimed it, so here’s the lazy version: Lance McCullers vs. Walker Buehler.

Cody Bellinger gets the start in right field, with Mookie Betts still manning second base. Chris Taylor gets the nod in center field.

Still a potent lineup, even without the cheating. Noted racist Yuli Gurriel was scratched from the lineup.

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Would like to see Brusdar Graterol get it going.

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Can’t wait to see Betts and Trea Turner hitting 1-2 in this lineup.

And this guy on the mound.

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The fans are into it. Here’s hoping the Dodgers can give them what they want.

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.