los angeles angels And los angeles dodgers The All-Star break will get off to an early start after the regional rivals clash at Dodger Stadium on Saturday
There are only two teams in the majors that do not play on Sunday. Except for select players who will play in Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Seattle, each will have five days off before returning to action.
angels Will send left-hander Reed Detmers (2-5, 3.72 ERA) to the mound on Saturday, while dodgers No starter has been named yet as they continue to work on a plan with so many members of the rotation on the injured list
dodgers Right-hander Michael Grove (0-2, 7.02) will be used to some extent on Saturday either as the starter or to shoulder the bulk of the innings behind the opener. Grove has yet to face angels in 17 career appearances (14 starts)
The vacant starting spot on Saturday was meant to be occupied by veteran left-hander Clayton Kershaw, but he joined the injured list on Monday due to shoulder inflammation. He is expected to return early in the second half and miss the All-Star Game.
“It’s piecing things together on the mound,” dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said when asked about his assessment of the first half. “It’s been fun and exciting to see the younger players get some opportunities. … Bullpen, I think we’ve gotten to a good spot in terms of settling into roles and performing better.
dodgers Having been on top of four of their last five games after an 11-4 win on Friday, the side have still managed to find winning ways. angels
dodgers Mookie Betts hit two home runs, while Freddie Freeman and JD Martinez also went deep in the first five innings on Friday, continuing their rise to power. Will Smith hit a homer in the ninth inning
Martinez, Bates and Max Muncy all have at least 20 home runs. dodgersto join the Atlanta Braves as the only teams with at least that many power hitters.
angels They have lost their way recently, losing four games in a row and eight of their last nine. They are an MLB-worst 4-12 since June 20, the start of the last two-game series at home. dodgers in which they were eliminated in consecutive games
Mike Trout was out for a long period of time after breaking a wrist, Joe Edell started in center field and snatched a home run from Max Muncy. Mickey Moniak and Mike Moustakas each hit a home run. angels
Detmers has been a mixed bag on the mound angels in the first half, but has fared better recently with a 1.42 ERA in his last five starts and 19 total strikeouts in the last two. He earned the win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday after giving up two runs in six innings. It was the team’s only win since June 28.
Detmers recently said of his success, “Just pound the field.” “I think my fastball is in the zone more, and that helps a lot. Everything can be played with the fastball. If I’m in the zone with the fastball, things don’t go a little easier, but I have more success.” Is …”
debut in three leads against dodgersDetmers is 0-2 with a 5.17 ERA.
–Field Level Media