Dodgers Score: Game Updates vs Pirates on Tuesday, Betting Odds, Michael Busch Debut, JD Martinez Out
It’s a battle of winning streaks this week in Pittsburgh. The Los Angeles Dodgers are taking their two-game winning streak to PNC Park, as they take on the Pirates, winners of a tied-for-MLB-best seven straight games.
The Dodgers are sending RHP Noah Syndergaard to the mound in Tuesday’s series opener, and he’ll face off against Pirates RHP Jovan Oviedo (but more on them later).
Here’s the lineup the Dodgers are sending out against the right-hander:
This is definitely one of the weirder lineups of the season. J.D. Martinez is getting his first day off coming off a day off, and is replaced by rookie Michael Busch at designated hitter, making his MLB debut.
Reigning National League Player of the Week Max Muncy is out on paternity leave, so there’s a pretty big hole in the Dodgers lineup. However, James Outman is sliding into the cleanup spot, one spot behind… Jason Heyward.
Onto the full lineups and defensive alignments for both teams:
Full Lineups, Betting Odds and More Stats
Syndergaard is still searching for his first win with the Dodgers. He’s pitched fairly well over his last two starts, but hasn’t gotten any run support.
On the other side of things, Oviedo is off to a very nice start for Pittsburgh this season. Here are their full stats:
How To Follow Along
First pitch for Tuesday’s game is an early start time of 3:35 p.m. PST. You can watch it on Spectrum SportsNet LA or listen to it on AM570 radio.
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