The Dodgers have been swept at home this season in a two-game series (by San Francisco in May) and a three-game series (by Cincinnati in June), and tonight have a chance to get swept in a four-game series by the Mets. Clayton Kershaw gets the start for the Dodgers, but lately it doesn't seem to matter who is pitching, as the Dodgers are 6-15 in their last 21 games.
The Dodgers are 4-12 in their last 16 games at Dodger Stadium, and are just 19-27 at home this season. They are on pace to have their worst home record in the 50 years of Dodger Stadium. There have only been six seasons in the last 50 that the Dodgers have had a losing record at home.
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The Dodgers are on pace for just 33 home wins this season.
- Kershaw has struck out 10 batters in each of his last three starts. The only Los Angeles Dodgers to do so four games in a row were Hideo Nomo, in 1995, and Sandy Koufax, who did it five times
- Eugenio Velez started in left field last night, becoming the ninth different Dodger to man the position this season, and eighth to start. The franchise record since moving to Los Angeles is 11 different starters in left field, set in 1958.
- With three runs last night, the Dodgers finally surpassed their offensive output last Monday in Minnesota. They shutout the Twins 15-0 on June 27, and have now scored 16 runs in the eight games since.
Dillon Gee, starting tonight for the Mets, faced the Dodgers on May 7 in New York, and allowed two runs and 10 baserunners in 5 1/3 innings. Gee got a no-decision in a game the Mets would eventually win 4-2.
Game Time: 7:10 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket