Padres at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD
The last time the Padres’ Andrew Cashner faced the Dodgers, Adrian Gonzalez whacked three home runs while he was pitching. Cashner’s been better since, although his record doesn’t show it. He’s 1-7 this season but he’s got a 3.24 ERA. He is 1-4 with a 2.22 ERA lifetime against the Dodgers and 0-2 this year.
He’ll face Zack Greinke, who lost his first game of the season last week against the Rockies even though he only gave up one run in six innings. This will be his third start against the Padres this season, and he’s given up one run in 13 innings so far. In nine career starts against San Diego, Greinke is 5-0 with a 1.58 ERA.
Bill Shaikin of the LA Times asks “What happened to the Padres?” as he looks at their 20-22 record this season and compares it to the high expectations the team had going into 2015. And what can we expect of this series? Shaikin says if you’re cynical you’ll say the pitchers will win. “The Padres have not scored in 14 innings. The Dodgers have not scored in 31 innings.”
Lineup when available.
Tonight's #Dodgers lineup vs. Padres: Pederson CF Rollins SS Kendrick 2B Gonzalez 1B Grandal C Turner 3B Ethier RF Van Slyke LF Greinke P
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 22, 2015