The Dodgers open a three-game weekend series against the first-place Giants on Friday night at AT&T Park, looking to turn things around after a bad start to their nine-game road trip. The Dodgers have lost all three series against San Francisco so far this season, dropping seven of 10 games.
On paper the Dodgers have an advantage in the starting pitching matchups this weekend in San Francisco, but we saw how good that advantage worked out last weekend in St. Louis. Here are the pitching details for the three games up north.
Friday, 7:15 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke has two of the Dodgers' three wins against the Giants this season, allowing two runs in both starts with 16 strikeouts and three walks in 13 innings. Tim Lincecum has a 0.95 ERA in his last six games, including five starts and a two-out save on his throw day on Tuesday in Philadelphia, with 31 strikeouts and 12 walks in 38 innings.
Saturday, 6:05 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Clayton Kershaw is 6-2 with a 0.78 ERA in 10 career games at AT&T Park, including nine starts. Ryan Vogelsong put up a 2.92 ERA in a hard-luck four-start losing streak, thanks to the Giants scoring one total run in those games. But in his last start the Giants scored seven runs in Vogelsong's start, but he allowed 11 hits and four runs and was done after three innings.
Sunday: 5:07 p.m. (ESPN)
Hyun-jin Ryu is 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA in four starts in San Francisco, with 14 strikeouts and seven walks in 26... innings, compared to 0-2 with a 4.80 ERA in three home starts against the Giants, with nine strikeouts and seven walks in 15 innings. Since getting dropped from the rotation at the end of May, Yusmeiro Petit put up a 2.00 ERA in 11 relief appearances, with 23 strikeouts and five walks in 18 innings out of the bullpen. In his first start back in the rotation, in place of the injured Matt Cain, Petit allowed five runs in five innings to the Phillies on Tuesday.