Dodgers vs. Braves TV schedule, starting pitching matchups

Scott Cunningham

The Dodgers were swept in Atlanta from May 17-19, but that was a different era.

The Braves come to Dodger Stadium for a four-game weekend series beginning on Thursday, the middle series of a 10-game homestand. Here is a look at the television schedule and the pitching matchups for the series.

Thursday, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)

Zack Greinke looks to snap his three-start skid that has seen him log seven walks, six strikeouts and an 8.78 ERA. Tim Hudson had a similar bad stretch at the end of May, with 19 runs allowed in 19⅔ innings of his final four starts of the month, but in his first June start he allowed just one unearned run in 7⅓ innings against Washington.

Friday, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)

Hyun-jin Ryu returns after skipping one start with a left foot contusion. His last start was a two-hit shutout on May 28, and is 3-0 in his last four starts with a 1.61 ERA. Paul Maholm started the season with 25⅓ scoreless innings, but since has allowed 34 runs (30 earned) in 48 innings. The Dodgers scored four runs in six innings in a no-decision against Maholm on May 17.

Saturday, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)

Stephen Fife gets the call again, as Chris Capuano was placed on the disabled list with a strained lat. Atlanta will be the eighth different team Fife has faced in his eight major league starts. Kris Medlen allowed one unearned run in seven innings against the Dodgers on May 18, and in his last four starts has a 2.45 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 22 innings.

Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)

Ted Lilly gets the call in the series finale on Sunday afternoon, presumably fully healthy. He'll be looking to last six innings for the first time all season. The Braves have won each of Mike Minor's last six starts, and the southpaw has a 1.80 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 40 innings during that span. Minor will be the fourth left-handed pitcher faced by the Dodgers this week.

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