Dodgers Look to Right the Ship on 6 Game Homestand to Close April

Editor’s note: this is a sponsored post from partner TiqIQ. Plenty of tickets still available, so let’s welcome the club back home in style.

When the Los Angeles Dodgers carried over an active trade deadline last season into an eventful offseason that would lead to the highest payroll in baseball, nobody expected them to be languishing in 4th place in the NL West as baseball’s opening month nears its end.

With major injuries to prized acquisitions Zack Greinke and Hanley Ramirez, the Dodgers have gotten out to a slow start that has them below .500 with a week left to play in April. Thankfully for the boys in blue, this weekend kicks off a six game homestand to close the month and open May as the Dodgers look to right the ship within the friendly confines of Chavez Ravine.

Los Angeles will open the homestand tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers. Tonight’s opening game is currently the least expensive of the series by average price, checking in at $33 dollars. It also has the least expensive get-in tickets of the series, with some available for as little as $3 dollars.

While Saturday evening’s game is the most expensive of the homestand at an average price of $54 dollars, it is still significantly less expensive than the Dodgers home season average ticket. According to TiqIQ, the average Dodgers tickets this season currently costs $71 dollars. As such, even the most expensive game of the homestand still represents a 24% discount to the average Dodger ticket this season.

Dodgers Home Season Average

2013 season AVG = $71.07

Brewers @ Dodgers 

Friday, April 26th: $33/3

Saturday, April 27th: $54/24

Sunday, April 28th: $36/4

Next week, the Dodgers open another three game set, this one against the division leading Colorado Rockies. With Hanley Ramirez slated to begin a rehab assignment next week, it is possible that he could join the team as they hit the road following Wednesday’s game, as the team heads upstate to San Francisco. Barring setback, he will almost certainly be in the lineup when the Dodgers return home to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 6th, which could cause a fairly substantial bump in Dodgers ticket prices back towards the season average.

As such, the Rockies series represents a great opportunity to catch some Dodgers baseball inexpensively. Monday’s series opener is one of the least expensive games of the season, checking in at an average price of $26 dollars, with tickets available for as little as $2 dollars. While Tuesday’s game is the most expensive of the series at an average price of $48 dollars, this is still a 32% discount to the season average. As the homestand comes to an end on Wednesday, average ticket prices dip back down to $30 dollars, once again with tickets available as inexpensively as $2.

Rockies @ Dodgers

Monday, April 29th: $26/2

Tuesday, April 30th: $48/12

Wednesday, May 1st: $30/2

581 comments
Lobo
Lobo

Link works now

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

The link is broke

THE LINK IS BROKE 

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

pitching and defense.

your argument is invalid. 

do you understand my argument?

no, I've made it a point not to understand it. 

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

All bullshit aside this line up tonight is prolly our best shot at a W! against a club coming in on a 9 game tear

JackedNate
JackedNate

Kyle Seager has been on fire. Lowrie is playing 2nd. That is all. Trade for one of them. That is all for realz.

The Monocle
The Monocle

Hello, I have a question. I would like to attend a game during this homestand and was wondering if there is a way to tell which day will have higher TWTW before I purchase?

hello
hello

I have a question - I want to catch a game when the Dodgers come up here to NorCal to play the Giants in a week or so.  Specifically, I'm trying to figure out which game is it that Kershaw will pitch in...

But according to the schedule, it seems to me he could either pitch on Friday night or Saturday, as there is an off day on Thursday...

Can anyone help me out?  How do teams/Mattingly usually schedule the starters in situations like this?

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

@JackedNate  CRIKEY... TWO... count 'em TWO two-run HRs. (Of course I sat him today. I HATE HIM.)

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

@JackedNate watching him hit that Dinger last night had me really excited to have the larger and more talented younger brother.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@The Monocle Check to see if Uribe is in the lineup. If he is, TWTW is infinitely higher. If not, you know that Don simply DNGAF about that day

Lobo
Lobo

@Disgruntled Goat I find them better than 11 am start times.  Game started at 12 for me yesterday and I got distracted and got nothing done all afternoon as a result

*VND*
*VND*

Based on the availability and demand of current tickets and trending sales, it would seem that pricing elasticity would dictate Kershaw pitching on the most expensive day current to the moment, derived from these equation: TWTW(2/-1)(6^°)

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@hello Check the schdule tab in MLB.com they list pitchers as soon as they are announced by clubs.Usually no more than 4 or 5 days out though

Lobo
Lobo

@hello Kershaw is scheduled to pitch Sunday.  With the off day Thursday, it's possible he might go on Friday and push Fife back a start (to avoid having three consecutive lefties in the rotation).

*VND*
*VND*

I have no idea what the fuck i just did there

hello
hello

@Lobo Err...so, you're saying it's most likely Friday, then?

But that this is just your guess?  We don't/can't know for sure, not even based on history/track record =( ?

*VND*
*VND*

I am the least helpful person here please ignore

Lobo
Lobo

@hello @Lobo Probably but don't quote me on it