Phillies at Dodgers, 12:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, CSN-P
Scott Kazmir (9-5, 4.51 ERA) goes for the Dodgers against Jeremy Hellickson (9-7, 3.72 ERA) for the Phillies. Worrisome stat: Kazmir has made 22 starts for the Dodgers and hasn’t gotten past the sixth inning in 12 of them. Hellickson, on the other hand, has gotten through the sixth in all but one of his last ten starts and in two-thirds of all his starts this season.
Hmm. No Turner, Segedin at 3rd?
Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA
The Dodgers send Brett Anderson out to find his third win. He deserves better than he’s gotten from his teammates: he’s 2-4 with a 3.29 ERA, but he’s only given up more than three runs once in eleven starts. Run support has been missing.
His opponent will be Jeremy Hellickson, who’s 4-3 with a 4.88 ERA. That’s a little misleading: his last four outings have been quality starts and he’s won three of them.
The Dodgers have beaten the D-Backs eight straight.
Turner’s knee must still be hurting.
Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 6:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA
Note the start time is an hour earlier than usual.
Scott Baker makes his second start for the Dodgers and Jeremy Hellickson makes his fifth start for the D-Backs. Hellickson is 1-3 this year with a 5.24 ERA. He’s got a 2-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio, which sounds good till you look and see that he’s got 16 of the former but 8 of the latter. Add the walks to 31 hits in 22 innings and you see why he’s had trouble winning so far. Baker did well in his first start, going 7 innings while giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs. Unfortunately the Dodgers got only one run to support him and he lost the game.
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