Brian Reynolds, Pirates set to make series debut against Dodgers

With the return of outfielder Brian Reynolds, pittsburgh pirates Hit the road this week in an effort to find some of the motifs featured on the latest Homestand

Reynolds returned on Sunday after being on the injured list due to lower back inflammation and went 0-4 in a 6-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. It was Pittsburgh’s second loss in a row after starting a six-game home streak with four consecutive wins.

Now Pirates going to Los Angeles to start a four-game series against dodgers on Monday night, before they end the first half of the season with a trip to the first-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks

Pirates won two of the three home games played against dodgers From 25-27 April. In the two wins, Reynolds recorded three hits with two RBIs as he was in the middle of a streak when he recorded an RBI in six consecutive games played.

In the April 27 victory that clinched the series dodgers, Pittsburgh right-hander Mitch Keller equaled a career high with 10 strikeouts to earn the win. After three starts, he had a career best with 13 strikeouts against the Baltimore Orioles.

Keller (9-3, 3.34 ERA), who was named a National League All-Star on Sunday, is scheduled to start Monday’s series. debut in three leads against dodgersHe is 2-1 with a 5.27 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings.

According to the Pittsburgh Post, Keller said of his All-Star acceptance, “A lot of hard work, a lot of people supported me along the way — family, coaches, teammates, probably a lot of people I’m missing.” ” Gazette. “Just everybody over the years. It’s really cool. Really cool moment.”

dodgers They are undecided on their starter for Monday. Left-hander Clayton Kershaw (10-4, 2.55 ERA), himself named an NL All-Star, is in line to take the mound but is battling shoulder trouble. Rookie right-hander Michael Grove (0-2, 7.54) will be available Monday as a possible replacement if Kershaw ends up on the injured list.

dodgers Will Unleash Many All-Stars Pirates Even though Kershaw did not take the mound as Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, JD Martinez and Will Smith were all honored. But dodgers not playing like a team with so many top players

Los Angeles will return home after consecutive losses to the weak Kansas City Royals, who won their first series since mid-May. dodgers The Colorado Rockies and Royals went 3-3 on the trip to face a pair of last-place clubs.

dodgers The pitchers gave up a combined 15 runs in the last two games in Kansas City, as starters Julio Urias and Tony Gonsolin combined to pitch only 6 2/3 innings. A taxed bullpen only adds to speculation that Kershaw will go on the IL and not risk starting small on Monday

“They beat us,” dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said of the Royals, who scored 319 runs, second in baseball. “It’s a different brand of baseball as far as putting the ball in play, hitting behind runners, stealing bases. He excelled at positional hitting. To be honest, we couldn’t stand it. That’s how he Beat us

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