Aug 27

Game 134, 2014

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40PM PT, TV: SPNLA

Clayton Kershaw looks to get his 16th win and avenge the drubbing he got the last time he pitched at Chase Field, when he gave up seven runs in 1 2/3 innings. He’ll pitch against Wade Miley, who’s 7-9 with a 4.29 ERA but has a 1.83 ERA in his last three starts.

The D-Backs team Kershaw will face tonight is vastly different from the one that beat him on May 17. Five guys contributed 15 hits, 13 RBI, and 7 extra-base-hits in that game. Four of the five are currently on the D-Backs’ DL, and the fifth has been traded to the Yankees.

Lineup:

Hmm. Van Slyke replaces Crawford in left and Turner replaces Gonzalez at first. I suppose this is just a way of giving those two guys two consecutive days off, with tomorrow being a travel day to San Diego. That seventy-minute flight is tiring, man.

May 16

Game 43, 2014

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40PM PT, TV: SPNLA

Zack Greinke brings his 6-1 record and his 2.38 ERA to the mound for the Dodgers against the D-Backs’ Wade Miley and his 3-3 record with a 4.82 ERA.

The Dodgers have won 7 of 8 previous meetings this season, but the D-Backs have been playing much better than they did during those earlier series. They’ve won eight of their last thirteen games and three of their last four series. The Dodgers, on the other hand, have lost six of their last ten games and have fallen five games behind the Giants in the NL West standings. On the brighter side, the Dodgers are 13-7 on the road this season.

Apr 18

Game 17, 2014

D-Backs at Dodgers, 7:10PM, TV: SPNLA.

This is already the third series between the two teams in the young season. Greinke (3-0, 2.76 ERA) has faced the Diamondbacks once this year and won; he’ll try to do it again. Miley (2-2, 5.04 ERA) has faced the Dodgers twice already and has lost both games.

Whether Hanley Ramirez plays or not will be a game-time decision based on how his left hand feels after getting hit by Ryan Vogelsong Wednesday night. Adrian Gonzalez has a twelve-game hitting streak.

Lineup when available.