Who'd have ever thought we'd say this, but ... man, it's going to feel great to get away from Chase Field!
The Los Angeles Dodgers began their 2023 season by facing off with the Arizona Diamondbacks eight times in their first 10 games, and while the home series at Dodger Stadium went mostly according to plan, the four-game road tilt this past weekend in the desert was snakebitten after Game 1.
The first game? Dustin May wrecking Arizona's home opener plans by transcending the physical realm. The next three games? Uh ... all losses, by scores of 6-3, 12-8 and 11-6. Michael Grove's difficult start put the exclamation point on the forgettable series, but it's not like it was all roses before he toed the rubber.
Now, all of a sudden, getting to reignite a good, old-fashioned rivalry with the San Francisco Giants feels like an opportunity to take a breath. The Giants locked horns with the Royals in a surprisingly gutty weekend battle, coming out on top in the finale thanks to a clutch Michael Conforto homer. As long as the Dodgers' pitchers avoid tipping like Michael Kopech, things might just turn out alright.
Dodgers lineup for Monday, April 10 vs Giants
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Dodgers Pitching Probables for Monday, April 10 vs Giants
The Dodgers will send Julio Urías to the rubber for the opener, who'll look to continue making potentially the best extension case this side of Matt Chapman in Toronto. Through two starts, Urías is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 12 strikeouts.
Opposing him will be Logan Webb, who struck out more batters than Gerrit Cole on Opening Day, but came up short, and holds a 6.55 ERA on the season after having a difficult time in Chicago. Hopefully, if things go poorly for him this time, he stays out of the DMs.