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Looking Back On The Dodgers First 40 Games

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Saturday's Dodger loss to Arizona was their 40th game of the season; so far the team has played 20 games and home and 20 games on the road. While the loss pushed their record to 19-21, here's a look at the Dodgers' splits through 40 games with 20-20 hindsight.

Home (10-10) Runs R/G 2B 3B HR BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Dodgers 56 2.80 30 2 10 .240/.290/.337 .627
Opponents 94 4.70 30 1 22 .255/.321/.398 .719
Road (9-11) Runs R/G 2B 3B HR BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Dodgers 88 4.40 26 3 17 .270/.344/.388 .733
Opponents 76 3.80 35 6 17 .252/.320/.400 .720

Ted Lilly gets the start today for the Dodgers, hoping to buck a trend. In his last six starts, Lilly has given up four, zero, five, one, five, and two runs. Lilly has pitched six innings in each of his last three starts. Lilly has yet to give up a single to Chris Young in 18 career plate appearances, but Young is hitting .375/.444/1.000 off Lilly thanks to four doubles and two home runs. Melvin Mora has faced Lilly more than twice as much as any other Diamondback, and is just 3-for-31, but he does have 12 walks.

Former USC Trojan Ian Kennedy makes the start for Arizona today. Their opening day starter has pitched well this season, with a 3.23 ERA, 15 walks and 45 strikeouts in 53 innings. In his last four starts, all quality starts, Kennedy has allowed five total runs, and has a 1.47 ERA in 7.67 innings per outing, though he has just one win to show for it.

Game Time: 1:10 p.m.

TV: Prime TIcket

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