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It's Time For Dodger Baseball — The Blue Crew Takes On The Rockies In Season Opener Today

A ballplayer in a Dodgers home game uniform runs the bases while looking toward a home run ball.
Mookie Betts watches his two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning in Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 12, 2021.
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After too many months of wondering the MLB season would happen at all, L.A. fans can unleash a gusty sigh of relief — Dodger baseball is back.

The Blue Crew's season opens today at Coors Field in Denver, where the Dodgers will take on the Colorado Rockies. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.

L.A. looks to launch the new season on a good foot against a Colorado team that had a, well, a rocky 2021 season, finishing 32.5 games back from a playoff spot. The Rockies wrapped up their year in fourth place in the NL West with a 75-86 record.

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Meanwhile, the Dodgers hope to replicate their regular-season success from 2021, when they posted the second-best record in the entire league (106-56). Even with one of the best seasons in their history, they managed to nab only the second spot in the NL West — their rival San Francisco Giants topped them by one win.

And when it came to the playoffs, just two wins stood between the Dodgers and a chance to defend their 2020 World Series title, but they ultimately fell to the eventual champs, the Atlanta Braves, by four games to two in the National League Championship Series.

Today's scheduled starting pitchers are Walker Buehler for the Dodgers and Kyle Freeland for Colorado.

Leading off the batting order for the Dodgers is right fielder Mookie Betts, a five-time all-star, the 2018 American League MVP, and one heck of a bowler. 

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