The Dodgers will head up to Minnesota this week to (hopefully) get two games in between the weather. There is a steady forecast of rain on their trip, and there is a good chance that they aren’t able to get one of their games in. That could mean they are potentially lined up to play a doubleheader on Wednesday, depending on how things go.
But if they are able to get both games in, the Dodgers will face off against a familiar face. Chris Paddack is set to make his season debut for the Twins on Wednesday, which would line up with hi facing off against Clayton Kershaw.
Paddack was part of the huge trade before the season that sent Taylor Rogers and Brent Rooker to San Diego. That took Paddack out of the NL West, a place that he is probably more than happy to leave. The right-handed hurler has not fared well against the Dodgers or the Giants.
Rocco Baldelli said the Twins plan to operate with a six-man rotation for "the foreseeable future."
Chris Paddack will pitch the sixth game of the season, set to make his Twins debut on April 13 against the Dodgers.
— Betsy Helfand (@betsyhelfand) April 8, 2022
In his career against the Dodgers, Paddack has not had much success at all. He owns a 7.07 ERA and 1-3 record across his 6 starts. Funny enough, his first season in a Padres uniform was when fans in San Diego were ready to proclaim him the second coming of Clayton Kershaw. That obviously never came to fruition.
We’ll see if the Dodgers and Twins actually get to play, but hopefully the weather holds off. Following their trip to Minnesota, they will return to Los Angeles to play their first game of the year at Chavez Ravine.
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