The Dodgers and Angels are set to kick off a series in Los Angeles starting on Friday night. Fortunately for fans in LA, their team will not need to throw a bullpen game as anticipated with so many starters out.
Notably, the Angels will be without Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon for this series. Rendon is out for the season having hip surgery and Trout is trending towards being out for the year with the Angels so far out of the playoff picture. The Dodgers will also not get to see Shohei Ohtani on the mound.
Here are those starter math-ups for the weekend Freeway Series:
Friday: David Price vs. Patrick Sandoval
The series kicks off with a match-up of 2 southpaws with Price and Sandoval. Price will try to build on his starts as the Dodgers stretch him out for rotation work. Sandoval is coming off of back-to-back outings in which he has pitched at least 5 innings and given up only 1 run.
Saturday: Julio Urias vs. Jaime Barria
Julio gets the ball for the Dodgers on Saturday looking for his 14thw in of the season. Over his last 3 starts, he has been charged with just 2 earned runs across 17.2 innings of work. He faces off against Jaime Barria who is making his third start of the year.
Sunday: Walker Buehler vs. Reid Detmers
Sunday should be a fun one as Walker Buehler goes up against Angels’ number 2 prospect Reid Detmers. He just gave up 6 runs in 4 innings of work making his MLB debut last Sunday. If the Dodgers are really going to jump on any starter this weekend, it should be Detmers.
The Angels enter the series with a record of 55-54 and chase the Astros by 10.5 games in the AL West.