The Dodgers will look to rebound from their first series loss in 10 weeks as they host the Cubs for three games beginning Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Here is a look at the pitching matchups for the three-game series, which includes the only weekday day game at Dodger Stadium this season aside from opening day.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Zack Greinke has allowed 10 runs in his last nine starts, and during that span is 6-1 with a 1.41 ERA while averaging over seven innings per start. He does have a 4.45 ERA in five career starts against the Cubs, but the damage was done at Wrigley Field, with 16 runs allowed in nine innings in two losses in Chicago. In three career starts against the Cubs outside of Chicago, Greinke has allowed one run in 21⅓ innings, with 28 strikeouts and seven walks in three wins. Jake Arrieta put up a 5.46 ERA in 69 career games, including 63 starts with the Orioles, but at age 27 got a change of scenery on July 2 when he was traded with Pedro Strop for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger. Arrieta has a 3.71 ERA in his three starts with Chicago, though six of his seven runs allowed came in his last start, last Tuesday against the Nationals. This is Arrieta's first appearance for the Cubs outside of Wrigley Field.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (KCAL)
Clayton Kershaw has lasted at least eight innings in eight of his last 11 starts and takes a 16-inning scoreless streak into Tuesday's contest. The Dodgers swept the Cubs in Wrigley Field from Aug. 1-4 without using Greinke or Kershaw in the four-game series. Travis Wood is 0-3 with a 5.16 ERA in August and the Cubs have lost four of his five starts during the month, including allowing five runs in 3⅓ innings on Aug. 2.
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Ricky Nolasco has allowed five total runs in three starts at Dodger Stadium, and has quality starts in his last three starts overall. Since joining the Dodgers on July 6 Nolasco is 5-1 with a 2.53 ERA with 40 strikeouts and 14 walks in 53⅓ innings. The well-traveled Edwin Jackson has a 5.00 ERA in the first season of a four-year contract, including a 6.95 ERA in August, with 41 baserunners allowed in 22 innings in four Cubs losses.