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Dodgers Turn to Tyler Glasnow to Stop Bleeding, Avoid Being Swept

About a month into the new season, the Dodgers sit with a record of 12-11. It’s not where this team or anyone would have expected them to be at this point but inconsistent play has doomed them in recent series. Los Angeles has dropped five of their last six games, including the first two of a series to the New York Mets.

Before their game yesterday against New York, the Dodgers shifted their starting rotation plans a bit. Left-hander James Paxton was expected to start on Sunday for Los Angeles with right-hander Tyler Glasnow taking the mound on Tuesday in Washington. However, the team decided to flip the two to have Glasnow face New York.

The Dodgers didn’t know that they would lose the game on Saturday but having Glasnow now starting today does seem like a chance to stop the bleeding. The team needs their ace to put together a solid outing, helping them to get the win before heading out on the road.

In his last start, Glasnow wasn’t very good. He gave up six runs over five innings to the Washington Nationals, his first poor outing as a member of the Dodgers.

For the most part, Glasnow has been exactly what this team has wanted. On the year, he has posted an ERA of 3.72 with 34 strikeouts over 29 innings of work.

His best outing came against the Minnesota Twins where he allowed no runs over seven innings, striking out 14 batters. If Los Angeles can get a similar type of game from him against the Mets, they should be in good shape.

The Dodgers want to avoid being swept at all costs so Glasnow is their potential stopper. This is why they brought him to town this offseason and he has a chance early on to show them what he can do. Glasnow has all the tools to get the win today and he will surely want to redeem himself from that last start.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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  1. Tyler pulled a Kersh: 9 innings, 101 pitches, and 10 Ks. Back in the day (last year), the fans would be celebrating with free food thanks to Tyler, but he earned that 3 Ks prior. Huge congrats to Glas on an incredible game that all of Dodgers Nation needed. Even with Shohei’s record-setting bomb, Tyler’s my Player of the Game for ending the Mets’ LA Run Fest that ran through the last two games.

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