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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds | 16 April, 10:10 AM (PST) 

Mary C

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C | Will Smith 

FB | Freddie Freeman 

SB | Gavin Lux 

S | Trea Turner 

TB | Justin Turner 

LF | Chris Taylor 

CF | Cody Bellinger 

RF | Mookie Betts 

DH | Max Muncy 



C | Tyler Stephenson 

FB | Joey Votto 

SB | Jonathan India 

S | Kyle Farmer 

TB | Mike Moustakas 

LF | Tommy Pham 

CF | Nick Senzel 

RF | Jake Fraley 

DH | Tyler Naquin 

For their first home game this season, the Dodgers are back in L.A. to entertain the Cincinnati Reds for their game. Saturday, April 16th, at approximately 10:10 AM (PST), bats will be swinging and balls will be flying at the Dodger Stadium for their second game. Everyone’s taking his/her pick, and here’s our guide to make sure everyone chooses wisely.  


Sanmartin out, Cessa in. They’ve had difficulty on the mound and allowed 29 runs over their last five games, and that seemed to be a big factor in the sudden rotation change. The expected left-hand pitcher Reiver Sanmartin was replaced by Luis Cessa to start the upcoming game. We can anticipate some rocky gameplay from Cincinnati as they’ve been going through a rough patch. More problems arise as valuable players Luis Castillo and Mike Minor are put on the injured list and have crippled their rotation plans. Without all the holes in the team along with the unfamiliar rotation, the Reds’ gameplay already hasn’t been sublime, what more now? One hope for Cincinnati is the debut of the much-awaited appearance of the primed prospect, Hunter Greene. 


Balance, balance. Now, the home team Dodgers don’t have the most ideal lineup for the opener; four lefties, five righties. If their lineup goes to plan, Los Angeles would only have two left-handed hitters in their first six and that actually plains into the Reds’ advantage. Regardless, the team is stellar. While not the best, it’s still going to be far better than the Reds if we’re being realistic.  


To conclude, this fixture appears to be quite the mismatch on paper. With a disgruntled lineup from Cincinnati facing the balanced Dodgers staff, the Dodgers are unlikely to experience complicated problems with scoring runs against the Reds. Not to mention, the Reds will be needing to fill up a lot of holes in the team, and they will definitely struggle with their offense for this one. It’s looking like the Los Angeles Dodgers for us. Sorry, Cincinnati Reds, better luck next time! 


10:10 AM, Saturday, April 16, 2022. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA. 

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