From his years with the Pirates, Maholm is successfully familiar with the Phillies, going 5-3 against them lifetime. He's coming off a quality start in San Francisco and pitching on a normal five-day cycle.
27.0 IP | 4.00 ERA | 2.19 FIP | 94 ERA+
Lee would like more run support after suffering the loss despite allowing one run and striking out 13 in a complete-game Wednesday against the Braves. He is the only pitcher in baseball history to lose two games like that.
Game 2. Tuesday, 7:10PM. SportsNet LA
28.0 IP | 1.93 ERA | 2.23 FIP | 184 ERA+
Ryu fired seven scoreless innings in San Francisco. The guy doesn't know what a slump is, having never gone more than two consecutive starts without a quality start.
To compensate for pitching with an inguinal hernia, Burnett shortened his stride by about six inches. He responded with seven shutout innings, scattering three singles and walking two while striking out five.
Game 3. Wednesday, 7:10PM. SportsNet LA
22.1 IP | 2.42 ERA | 3.93 FIP | 148 ERA+
He's giving up more solo homers than last year, but Greinke also is on a run of 16 straight starts of at least five innings allowing no more than two runs. He's 10-1 during the roll.
It is not official yet, but Hamels is expected to make his 2014 debut against the Dodgers. He opened the season on the disabled list as he recovered from inflammation in his left shoulder.
Game 4. Thursday, 7:10PM. SportsNet LA
25.0 IP | 2.16 ERA | 2.88 FIP | 165 ERA+
Now that he's becoming a ground-ball pitcher, Haren is doing more with less. He was the first Dodger to pitch into the eighth inning in his last start against the D-backs.
Kendrick pitched well enough to win Saturday at Coors Field but took the loss. He allowed six hits, three runs and struck out three in seven innings in a 3-1 defeat. He hopes for a little more run support this time at Dodger Stadium.