The Dodgers and Brewers get together for a second consecutive weekend, the start of a nine-game homestand at Dodger Stadium. Here is a look at the scheduled pitching matchups for the weekend showdown between division leaders in Los Angeles.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke, who lost last Saturday in Milwaukee, is 2-4 with a 4.23 ERA in six starts against the National League Central this season, with 40 strikeouts and nine walks, though both wins came at home. Jimmy Nelson, who lost to the Dodgers last Sunday, has four straight quality starts but is 1--2 during that span thanks the Brewers scoring nine total runs of support.
Saturday, 6:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Clayton Kershaw tries to become the first Dodgers pitcher to win 12 consecutive decisions since Burt Hooton in 1975. Yovani Gallardo is 4-2 with a 2.84 ERA in his last 12 starts, with 63 strikeouts and 14 walks in 76 innings during that span, including seven starts of at least seven innings.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Dan Haren has a 19.9-percent strikeout rate on the road compared to just 14.7 percent at Dodger Stadium, though he has limited the damage somewhat with only nine walks and nine home runs allowed in 10 starts, compared to 20 walks and 14 home runs in 14 road starts. The Dodgers last weekend missed both Gallardo and Wily Peralta, who is 5-1 with a 2.06 ERA over his last six starts.