Game 1. Friday, 7:10PM. SportsNet LA.
122 IP | 4.49 ERA | 4.52 FIP | .294 BABIP
Haren, whose start was pushed back because of days off last Thursday and Monday, was inserted for Friday to give Saturday starter Hyun-Jin Ryu an extra day of rest.
This will be a homecoming of sorts for Hendricks, who grew up in Newport Beach, Calif. He posted his second straight quality start in his third career outing vs. the Cards, but did not get a win. He did lower his ERA to 2.33 after three games.
Game 2. Saturday, 6:10PM. Sports Net LA.
117 IP | 3.44 ERA | 2.84 FIP | .314 BABIP
After copying Clayton Kershaw's slider and Josh Beckett's curve, Ryu has a handful of weapons, making him a 12-win No. 3 starter. He was pushed back a day to get extra rest.
Wada picked up his first big league win in his last start, holding the Rockies to one run over seven innings. He had better command of his pitches and was able to get out of a few jams. He also wasn't as nervous as his first start at Wrigley Field.
Sunday, 1:10pm. SportsNet LA.
111 IP | 2.74 ERA | 4.29 FIP | .249 BABIP
In his last two starts, Beckett didn't get out of the fourth inning, then didn't get out of the fifth inning. He's pitching with a left hip impingement that won't improve without surgery, and there's no time for that.
Jackson struggled with command in his last start, throwing 105 pitches over four innings. Maybe a new month will help. In six July starts, he was 0-3 with a 7.50 ERA. The problem has been the first inning, in which he has a 7.77 ERA.