The Dodgers put their five-game winning streak to the test as they welcome the Phillies for four games. Here is a look at the schedule and pitching matchups for the four games at Dodger Stadium, while keeping in mind that potential trade target Ricky Nolasco is slated to start Friday for the Marlins.
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Zack Greinke since passing the eight-week mark after breaking his collarbone has lasted seven innings or longer in three of his four starts, with a 2.67 ERA and three Dodgers wins during that span. The rookie Jonathan Pettibone is coming off a solid start at home against the Mets in which he allowed just one run in six innings in a no-decision. But he also stuck out just one batter for the third time in four starts. In June Pettibone has seven strikeouts and six walks in 20⅓, and a 5.32 ERA with no wins.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Chris Capuano has yet to walk a batter or give up a run since returning from the disabled list, and on Friday will get a full four days rest before his start. John Lannan missed two months with a strained quad and a left knee injury, and in two starts since returning has allowed eight runs in 10 innings, pitching five innings in each start.
Saturday, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket, MLB Network)
The pitching matchup of the series features another battle of southpaws, as Hyun-jin Ryu puts his 1.81 home ERA to the test against Philadelphia. Cliff Lee has pitching 10 straight quality starts, lasting at least seven innings in all 10 games. During that span he is 7-0 with a 2.00 ERA, and for the season has lasted seven innings or longer in 14 of his 16 starts. In his career, counting the playoffs, Lee is 3-1 against the Dodgers in six starts with 49 strikeouts and six walks in 46 innings, and a 0.78 ERA.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Stephen Fife has been a big boost to the rotation with a 2.73 ERA in June and three quality starts in his last four outings. Kyle Kendrick has been solid all season for the Phillies, and he'll start the finale on Sunday afternoon. Kendrick has five quality starts in his last six games and on the season is 7-4 with a 3.46 ERA in 16 starts.