The Dodgers conclude their road trip with four games against the Reds in Cincinnati, beginning Monday evening. Here is a look at the starting pitchers lined up for the series at Great American Ball Park.
Monday, 4:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, ESPN)
Dan Haren has allowed eight home runs in his last five starts, and in his last two starts his home runs allowed (four) have equaled his strikeouts. Not to be outdone, Tony Cingrani has also allowed eight home runs in his last five starts, all Cincinnati losses.
The ESPN broadcast is national, and will not be blacked out in the Los Angeles area.
Tuesday, 4:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Since his no-hitter Josh Beckett has allowed 14 hits in two starts, but an otherwise respectable four runs in 11 innings, to go with 11 strikeouts and just three walks. But he has two losses to show for it. Mike Leake has walked two or fewer hitters in 11 straight starts, with 13 total free passes during that span, including only 12 unintentional walks.
Wednesday, 4:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Hyun-Jin Ryu has won four straight starts since returning from the disabled list and retired the first 21 Reds he faced on Memorial Day. Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto has allowed only 11 runs in seven home starts, with 57 strikeouts and 10 walks to go with his 1.87. Yet he is 3-3 in Cincinnati.
Thursday, 9:35 a.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
The super early getaway day start sees Zack Greinke get the start. He is 6-1 with a 2.55 ERA in 11 daytime starts since joining the Dodgers, with three total home runs allowed. Alfredo Simon has eight total walks since hte beginning of May, and half of them came in his start against the Dodgers on May 27 in Los Angeles.