The Dodgers conclude their nine-game road trip with a four-game weekend series in San Diego, battling the Padres at Petco Park for the first time since Carlos Quentin broke Zack Greinke's collarbone. Here is a look at the television scheduled and pitching matchups for the National League West showdown.
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. (KCAL)
Since getting recalled Stephen Fife has posted a 2.65 ERA with 16 strikeouts and six walks in 17 innings, and in his 10th major league start he finally faces an opponent that he has seen before in the Padres. Jason Marquis has allowed five runs in three starts against the Dodgers this season and has generally owned them throughout his career.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
This is only the second battle of left-handed NL West Claytons despite both being in the same division since 2009. In their only previous meeting, Clayton Kershaw got the 2-1 win over Clayton Richard and San Diego, last July 13.
Saturday, 4:15 p.m. (Fox)
Greinke returns to the site of his Apr. 11 brawl, his first time facing Quentin and the Padres since the infamous hit by pitch. Greinke followed up two great starts with a dud in Pittsburgh in his last outing. Edinson Volquez has had a bizarre season; his ERA, by month, has been 6.39 in April, 4.02 in May and 7.91 in June.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (KCAL)
The Dodgers haven't announced anything yet, but with Matt Magill pulled after just two innings and 42 pitches on Wednesday, plus the fact that he's the only starting pitcher left on the 40-man roster, makes him the favorite to start on Sunday. Andrew Cashner get the call in the series finale for the Padres, looking for his ninth straight start of six innings or more..