los angeles dodgers return to Arlington, Texas for the first time since hoisting the 2020 World Series trophy as they begin a three-game series against the. Texas Rangers on Friday
dodgers right-hander Tony Gonsolin will face rangers Left-hander Andrew Haney, though most of the intrigue lies with Texas shortstop Corey Seager, who faces his former team for the first time.
Seager was the MVP of the 2020 World Series dodgers400 with two home runs and five RBI in six games against the Tampa Bay Rays. he joined rangers as a free agent before the 2022 season on a 10-year, $325 million contract
“Yeah, it’ll be exciting to see some guys, but we’re still trying to win the series,” Seager said. “that’s pretty much it.”
For dodgers Manager Dave Roberts returning to the site of the 2020 World Series will be special. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, rangersThe ballpark was chosen as a neutral site for several rounds in the postseason. dodgers Also won the National League Division Series and NL Championship Series in Arlington
“Definitely a lot of great memories,” said Roberts. “I don’t know how many people on this team enjoyed it, but personally I’m looking forward to getting back out there.”
for the record, nine present dodgers Appeared in the 2020 World Series, though left-hander Clayton Kershaw is on the injured list
rangers Beating both the Cleveland Guardians and Rays, off to a brisk start in the second half
This is only the second time in franchise history rangers 6–0 to start the second half of the season. This is also the first six-match winning streak since 2019
Heaney (6-6, 4.43 ERA) will try to continue rangers, He got off to a strong start in the second half against the Guardians on Saturday, pitching 5 1/3 scoreless innings while scattering six hits.
Heaney, who advocated for dodgers Last season, he had a career record of 1–2 with a 5.67 ERA in six starts against his former club. they last faced dodgers On September 25, 2020, as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, allowed five runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts over four innings without a decision.
Offensively, Travis Jankowski continued to perform well rangers, He is on a nine-game hitting streak to equal his career high from 2016.
All-Star catcher Jonah Heim hit a three-run home run on Wednesday to essentially seal a series sweep against the Rays. Heim has 14 home runs on the season and his 66 RBI is already the most rangers Catcher since AJ Pierzynski’s 70 in 2013
Texas infielder Marcus Semien has 13 home runs and is one run short of 200 in his career.
dodgers Will look to continue the momentum from the first two stops on their nine-game, 10-day road trip. He took two out of three from both the New York Mets and the former red-hot Baltimore Orioles.
Gonsolin (5-3, 3.72) is off to a solid start on Saturday against the Mets, allowing one run in five innings. He will be making his second start of his career. rangersHe suffered one hit during the 2020 season when he allowed one run in three innings
aggressively, dodgers 155 home runs, including 27 from Mookie Betts and 23 from JD Martinez. Max Muncy, who grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, hit his 22nd home run on Wednesday.
–Field Level Media