Giants @ Dodgers Aug. 9, 2020 – Gausman vs. Buehler in the rubber game

Photo: Stacie Wheeler

Well, last night’s game was a bit of a clunker. Clayton Kershaw had the worst start of his career against the Giants and, even if he said he was OK with the velocity, his fastball lost about a half MPH from his first start. Not cause for concern, but less encouraging than his first outing.

Today, Walker Buehler gets the call. He hasn’t yet looked like himself in two outings this season. Maybe this is where he gets really right. He has a 2.96 career ERA against ‘Frisco.

1:10 p.m.Los Angeles
CF YastrzemskiLF Pederson
LF DickersonRF Betts
2B SolanoCF Bellinger
1B Belt3B Turner
3B Longoria2B Muncy
DH SandovalDH Pollock
SS Crawford1B Beaty
RF SlaterC Smith
C HeinemanSS Hernandez
P Gausman (R)P Buehler (R)

Corey Seager is again out of the lineup, but Dave Roberts doesn’t sound concerned.

He ded.

It would be most good if the Dodgers won this series.

About Dustin Nosler

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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.