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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals | 26 July, 10:10 AM (PST) 


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POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS: 

LOS ANGELES DODGERS: 

RF | Mookie Betts 

SS | Trea Turner 

1B | Freddie Freeman 

C | Will Smith 

DH | Hanser Alberto 

LF | Trayce Thompson 

3B | Max Muncy 

CF | Cody Bellinger 

2B | Gavin Lux 

 

 

WASHINGTON NATIONALS: 

RF | Juan Soto 

SS | Ehire Adrianza 

1B | Josh Bell 

C | Tres Barrera 

DH | Nelson Cruz 

LF | Lane Thomas 

3B | Maikel Franco 

CF | Victor Robles 

2B | César Hernández 

 

 

This Tuesday, hosted at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, the Boys in Blue will be pitching against the Washington Nationals for the first of a four-series matchup between the two teams. Will Washington finally be able to secure a win against the Dodgers after four consecutive losses to them back in 2021, or will history go on to repeat itself? 

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been having an amazing run this season and have been able to keep their first place spot in the National League for quite some time, with a current 63 wins and 30 losses. Their last 10 games have ended in nine victories and only one loss. When it comes to home games, the Blue Crew are in their element, having won 36 home games and only losing 16. The only time that one may question the Dodger's capabilities in the diamond is during their away games when they don’t play at their peak, having only won 32 away games and losing a hefty 21. First base Freddie Freeman is one to look at for this game with a batting average of .324, alongside right fielder teammate Mookie Betts who holds 22 home runs. Seeing as the game will take place at the Dodger Stadium, the Blue Crew have a lot more confidence running up against the Washington Nationals this Tuesday. In terms of injuries for the Dodgers, they’ve got Chris Taylor (10-day il), Justin Turner (Day-to-day), Blake Treinen (60-day il), Dustin May (60-day il), Brudsar Graterol (15-day il), and Walker Buehler (60-day il) all carrying injuries as of the 23rd of July.  

 

Joining the LA Dodgers in the diamond, we’ve got the Washington Nationals who haven’t had the best season with 31 wins and a shocking 65 losses, leaving them at fifth place in the National League East. The team has been struggling this season, making it worrisome for their upcoming match against the Dodgers as they have not had a good track record against the team ever since last year, unable to win at least one out of the four games played. However, the Nationals have had a better track record with their away games over their home games so far into the season with only 34 losses compared to 42 losses in their home games. This may give them a slight edge in the upcoming match, but it is questionable as to whether it would be enough against the superstar team that is the LA Dodgers. In terms of players, the Nats have Josh Bell and Juan Soto as team leaders. Bell holds a batting average of .305 and an RBI of 50. On the other end, Juan Soto has a total of 20 home runs and an OBP of .399. Will these two, alongside their team, be enough to hold their ground against the Dodgers? That’s what we will be going to find out. 

Considering that the LA Dodgers have had an amazing season thus far and shine their best during their home games, it is looking pretty grim for the Washington Nationals this upcoming game, especially after their not-so-smooth run this season. Thus, the odds are in the favor of the LA Dodgers in this game.  

 

10:10 AM (PST), Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California. 

 

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