Tonight is Juan Rivera's seventh start at first base in 12 games in National League parks since his return from the disabled list on June 4.
The Dodgers have a chance to end their road trip from hell on a relative high note with two more games left in San Francisco against the Giants. With 13 runs and one win in six games, the offense has been a problem. During the current road trip, Dodgers...
- ...third basemen (Juan Uribe 16 plate appearances, Elian Herrera four PA, Adam Kennedy three PA) are 1-for-22 with a double, one RBI, a walk, and nine strikeouts.
- ...catchers (A.J. Ellis 17 PA, Matt Treanor seven PA) are 2-for-21 with no RBI, two walks and eight strikeouts.
- ...first basemen (James Loney 15 PA, Juan Rivera 11 PA) are 3-for-24 with a double, two walks, one RBI, and two double plays.
- ...center fielders (Tony Gwynn Jr. 21 PA, Herrera three PA) are 4-for-22 with a double, two walks, and no RBI.
The Dodgers need a little luck change, and what better way to turn things around than the latest edition of Between Two Palm Trees with Ellis and Clayton Kershaw:
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Game Time: 7:15 p.m.