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Freddie Freeman Looks Ahead to Dodgers’ Rematch with Padres

The Dodgers come home to LA in first place in the NL West and three games ahead of the third place San Diego Padres. Unfazed by all the added noise, the Dodgers took two of three from the Friars last weekend and will look to keep the momentum rolling as they play host at Dodger Stadium.

Freddie Freeman was among those who were asked about what’s coming with this next series. After the pomp and circumstance just a few days ago, it’s sure be electric in Los Angeles.

“Probably the same [atmosphere] that we had in San Diego, just at our field,” first baseman Freddie Freeman said.

Even with the series win by the Dodgers, pundits still feel the Padres are the team to beat in the West. San Diego, after all, is the team with all those big names and all that firepower atop the lineup.

“They’re going to have to grind it out because, let’s face it, it’s not as dominant of a team as it was last year,” ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney recently told

10 More Games

Starting with this upcoming series, the Dodgers and Padres only match up 10 more times this season, down from the usual 19 games in seasons prior. After Sunday’s game, the two teams won’t face off again until August in San Diego.

Trash Cans Ready

Keeping with the intensity theme, after the Padres leave town on Sunday, the Dodgers will welcome fan favorite Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins to LA for a three game set. The cheater has struggled after his wild trip through free agency that saw him agree to three different mega contracts only to have the rug pulled out from under two. He’s hitting under .200 this season and has been hearing boo birds recently at his home ballpark.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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