Los Angeles Dodgers (32-31) @ Cincinnati Reds (29-32)
Great American Ballpark
Game 1. Monday, 4:10PM. ESPN.
After opening the season 4-0, word of back stiffness surfaced and Haren has gone 1-4 since. He allowed two homers in his first seven starts, eight homers in his next five.vs.
Cingrani gave up three runs on six hits while walking three (one intentional) and striking out seven in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday. In his only career start against the Dodgers, he tossed seven shutout innings and struck out 11 last July 28.
Game 2. Tuesday, 4:10PM. MLB Network
Beckett pitches with an extra day of rest, which should be welcome in his third outing since the 128-pitch no-hitter. A 2.56 ERA underscores a comeback-of-the-year season.vs.
Leake had his worst outing of the season in a loss to the Giants on Thursday, giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings. In five career appearances (four starts) against the Dodgers, he is 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA.
Game 3. Wednesday, 4:10PM. SportsNet LA
The professional in Ryu was on display in his last start, his first ever at Coors Field. That win was his fourth consecutive since coming off the disabled list to freshen his shoulder.vs.
Cueto gave up four runs on six hits in five innings, his shortest outing of the season, against the Phillies on Friday. In seven career starts against the Dodgers, he is 1-5 with a 3.19 ERA.
Game 4. Thursday, 9:35PM. MLB Network.
Probably should throw out the last start, an 11-hitter over seven innings, because it came at Coors Field, where Greinke deploys a damage-control strategy. All things considered, he's been the club's best starter this year.vs.
Simon allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings to beat the Phillies on Saturday. He is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA (6 ER in 6 IP) in three career appearances (one start) against the Dodgers.#ITFDB