If the Dodgers win at least two of their four games against the Diamondbacks, they will clinch the National League West in Phoenix. The Dodgers send their four best starting pitchers to the hill, and here is a look at the matchups at Chase Field (all times PT).
Monday, 6:40 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Hyun-jin Ryu has faced the Diamondbacks four times, tied with the Giants for his most frequent opponent. Ryu is 1-1 with a 5.48 ERA against them and Arizona has hit .362/.390/.468 with 34 hits in 23 innings. Trevor Cahill has 12 walks and just 10 strikeouts in his last four outings, covering 21⅓ innings.
Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. (KCAL)
Zack Greinke has allowed 16 runs in his last 13 stars and in two games against Arizona has allowed two total runs and four total hits in 14 innings, both Dodgers wins. Patrick Corbin allowed one run in six innings to win at Dodger Stadium last Wednesday and has a 2.59 ERA in three starts against Los Angeles this season, all Diamondbacks wins.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket, ESPN)
Clayton Kershaw has a 3.65 ERA in his last four starts, which qualifies as nearly disastrous given his performance baseline. The Dodgers have lost three of those games, and the game won by Kershaw saw him allow five runs and 11 hits in five innings. Baseball is weird sometimes. Brandon McCarthy has lasted six or more innings in four straight starts, with a 2.10 ERA in 30 innings during that span.
Thursday, 12:40 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Ricky Nolasco looks to rebound from his first terrible start as a Dodger, as Saturday night's outing against San Francisco saw him go from 8-1 with a 2.07 ERA as a Dodger to 8-2 with a 2.63 ERA. Wade Miley is 4-2 with a 3.09 ERA over his last 10 starts, including 46 strikeouts and 19 unintentional walks in 64 innings during that span.