A little more than a week after winning two of three games in Denver, the Dodgers will play the Rockies again, this time at Dodger Stadium. Colorado comes to town for a three-game series to finish off the Dodgers' homestand. Here is a look at the starting pitching matchups for all three games.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Hyun-jin Ryu when he walks two or more people is 1-2 with a 4.67 ERA, 19 strikeouts and 12 walks in 27 innings over five starts, and the Dodgers have lost four of the five games. When he walks one or zero batters, Ryu is 6-1 with a 2.49 ERA, 39 strikeouts and four walks in 43⅓ innings over seven starts.
Tyler Matzek, a southpaw out of Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, had an impressive debut on Wednesday against Atlanta, allowing two runs in seven innings while striking out seven and walking none. Matzek is the eighth pitcher this season making either his first or second major league start against the Dodgers. The Dodgers have won four of the seven games, though the starters have a combined 7.25 ERA (debuters are 2-1 with a 5.51 in 2014, while second-gamers are 1-3 with an 8.69 ERA).
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
After a tremendous start Zack Greinke has seen his strikeout rate fall back into line with his career norms. By month, he struck out 32.4 percent of batters faced in April, then 24 percent in May, and through three June starts has struck out 20.3 percent, the latter more in line with his 21.6 percent career rate and 20.6 percent mark in his first season with the Dodgers.
Jhoulys Chacin is 4-2 with a 2.63 ERA in his career at Dodger Stadium, including four of his six starts with either zero or one earned run allowed.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Clayton Kershaw is 3-0 with one walk and 25 strikeouts in his last three start. He hasn't won four consecutive starts since July 29 to Aug. 15, 2012. Jorge De La Rosa, the only Rockies pitcher ever to win 16 games in a season twice, allowed one run in seven innings in a win at Dodger Stadium on April 27.