Dodgers Game Previews

Previews of the day's matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponent(s), including an analysis of the pitching matchup, starting lineups, previous matchups, and news and notes surrounding the game and series.

Ryu goes for sweep against Peavy, Giants

The Dodgers go for a three-game sweep of the Giants on Sunday night, with Hyun-jin Ryu and Jake Peavy facing off on the mound at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Kershaw's fractional interest

Clayton Kershaw tries on Saturday to pitch the Dodgers into first place and himself to the top of the ERA leaderboard in the second game of a three-game weekend series against the Giants at AT&T Park

Greinke, Lincecum face off in SF opener

The Dodgers and Giants kick off a weekend series in San Francisco with a star-studded pitching matchup in Friday's opener, with Zack Greinke facing off against Tim Lincecum.

Haren starts finale vs. Pirates


Dan Haren has a 5.25 ERA and 18 home runs allowed in his last 13 starts. He starts the finale for the Dodgers against the Pirates on Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Beckett returns as Dodgers go for 3rd straight win


Josh Beckett returns from the disabled list to make his first start for the Dodgers since July 6, in the middle game of a series against the Pirates on Tuesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

Dodgers still searching for power supply


It has been over seven games since the Dodgers last hit a home run, and the club's offense is struggling, averaging two runs per game in their last eight contests.

Kershaw, Dodgers try to salvage one in St. Louis


The Dodgers have lost two straight games and have scored 12 runs in their last seven games, but turn to leading run prevention specialist Clayton Kershaw to try to keep the Cardinals at bay in the...

Dodgers in need of offense


After a stretch of 10 runs in six games, and five games and 189 plate appearances without a home run, the Dodgers try to get their offense back on track against the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon...

Struggling Haren starts opener in St. Louis


Dan Haren looks to turn his season around beginning Friday night against the Cardinals in St. Louis, where the Dodgers open a nine-game road trip.

Ryu starts finale vs. Padres


Hyun-jin Ryu takes the mound for the Dodgers against the Padres on Sunday in their final game before the All-Star break, hoping to erase the taste of his last start and head into the break on a...


Dodgers doubling up


The Dodgers lead the National League in doubles and are on pace to possibly set a franchise record for two-baggers in a season.

Power & speed against Haren


Dan Haren has not only allowed the most home runs among Dodgers pitchers. He has also allowed the most stolen bases.

Kershaw faces offensively-challenged Padres


Clayton Kershaw tries to extend his 36-inning scoreless streak, and will do so against a Padres team hitting .216/.276/.338 on the season. The Dodgers host San Diego for four games at Dodger Stadium.

Greinke goes for split


A matchup of Cy Young Award winners takes place in Detroit on Wednesday morning, with Zack Greinke and the Dodgers battling Max Scherzer and the Tigers.

Beckett, Dodgers go for series win at Coors


Josh Beckett looks to rebound after a rough start his last time out, starting against the Rockies on Sunday afternoon at Coors Field in Denver.

Haren, Dodgers seek another strong start


Dodgers starters have been the key to their ascension to first place in the National League West, and Dan Haren looks to continue the trend against the Rockies on Saturday afternoon against the...

Kershaw and LA Dodgers scoreless streaks


Clayton Kershaw has worked his way up the ladder in the Dodgers record book. Here is a look at the scoreless streaks ahead of him in L.A. Dodgers history.

Greinke starts opener at Coors


The Dodgers have won four straight series against their own division, including two straight series wins over the Rockies.

Ryu goes for series win


The Dodgers go for a win in the series finale against the Indians, with Hyun-jin Ryu on the mound against Trevor Bauer in Cleveland.

Dodgers try again for 4-game win streak


Josh Beckett takes the mound for the Dodgers on Tuesday night against the Indians, with Los Angeles making their seventh attempt at a four-game winning streak.

Haren starts opener vs. Cleveland


Dan Haren has seen his strikeout rate plummet and his home run rate rise. He hopes to reverse that trend as the Dodgers face the Indians in the opener of a three-game series on Monday night at...

Kershaw makes final start of great June


June 2014 has to date been the finest month of Clayton Kershaw's career. He makes his final start of the month on Sunday afternoon against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium.

Greinke, Dodgers look to get back on track


Both the Dodgers and Zack Greinke look to rebound from a loss on Saturday afternoon against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium.

Ryu, Dodgers look to extend streaks


Hyun-jin Ryu starts for the Dodgers on Friday night against the Cardinals, looking for the Dodgers' first four-game winning streak of the season.

Gordon an edge for Dodgers in NLCS rematch


In an NLCS rematch between a pair of second-place teams with a lot of similarities, second base may give the Dodgers an edge over the Cardinals thanks to Dee Gordon.

Haren and Shields faceoff in series finale


Dodgers are undefeated in last five series, winning four of them.

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