Hiroki Kuroda makes his first start since nearly no-hitting the Phillies on Monday, and he's been on quite a run of late. He is 2-1 in his last five starts with a 2.27 ERA, and has pitched seven innings or longer in all five starts. The last Dodger starter to have a streak that long was Randy Wolf, who had five straight seven-inning outings last season. The last Dodger to have a longer streak was Jeff Weaver, who threw seven innings or more in six straight starts back in 2004.
|Dodger Pitchers With 7+ IP Streaks 2000-2010|
|Chan Ho Park||2001||9|
Jonathan Sanchez pitched seven innings in his first career start against the Dodgers, getting the win back on September 9, 2007. Since then, Sanchez has made eight starts against them and has never lasted longer than five innings, and the Dodgers have won seven of the eight games. In those eight games, Sanchez has a 7.71 ERA, allowing 28 runs in 32 2/3 innings, with 24 walks and 34 strikeouts.
Broxton is only the second reliever in Dodgers history, and the first in 99 years, to lose three games to the Giants in one season; he now lives on that page of Dodgers infamy alongside one Elmer Knetzer, who lost three games in relief for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Giants in 1911, two years before Ebbets Field opened!
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Game Time: 5 p.m.