St. Louis Cardinals @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Thursday, June 26, 7:10 PM PDT , Dodger Stadium
Adam Wainwright, RHP
Josh Beckett, RHPWainwright skipped a start due to elbow tendinitis and returned with an eight-inning, one-run start on Saturday. He became the second NL pitcher to 10 wins and has finished at least seven innings in 12 of his 15 outings this season.
Friday, June 27, 7:10 PM PDT , Dodger StadiumBeckett might be the comeback player of the year. Opponents are batting just .201 against him, and he has not allowed an earned run in six of 14 starts, including his latest, in San Diego.
Carlos Martinez, RHP
Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHPWith Michael Wacha on the DL, Martinez will remain in the rotation until further notice. He has stretched himself out with two spot starts so he should be able to push toward 90-100 pitches. Martinez's longest career start is five innings.
Saturday, June 28, 4:15 PM PDT , Dodger StadiumRyu has not been an innings eater since returning from the disabled list, going exactly six innings in each of his past five starts. But the Dodgers are 6-1 in his starts since his return.
Lance Lynn, RHP
Zack Greinke, RHPLynn twirled a gem in the threatening confines of Coors Field in his previous start. Allowing just three singles over eight scoreless innings, He has 20 strikeouts against two earned runs over his last three starts.
Greinke's command has not been pinpoint over the past month, and his ERA has inched upward as he has lost three of his past four decisions and the team has lost four of his past five starts.
Sunday, June 29, 1:10 PM PDT , Dodger Stadium
To Be Announced
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
On his best day he is unhittable. When he struggled in Kansas City, all he did was throw eight scoreless innings. He is worth the price of admission.Code:NATIONAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 LA Dodgers 44 36 .550 - 18-20 26-16 339 298 +41 Won 2 7-3 St. Louis 43 36 .544 - 23-17 20-19 303 272 +31 Won 1 6-4 Atlanta 40 37 .519 2 20-18 20-19 275 284 -9 Won 2 5-5 Cincinnati 39 38 .506 3 19-18 20-20 303 295 +8 Won 1 7-3 Pittsburgh 39 39 .500 3.5 21-18 18-21 319 333 -14 Lost 1 5-5 Miami 39 39 .500 3.5 25-18 14-21 337 334 +3 Won 1 4-6