SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers make their final trip to Petco Park for a three-game weekend series against the Padres, looking to continue their success against the National League West. The Dodgers have won all four series vs. the Padres this season and six straight series dating back to 2013. Here are the pitching matchups for the weekend in San Diego.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Dan Haren has won three of his last four starts with a 2.70 ERA to go with 20 strikeouts and four walks in 23⅓ innings. Andrew Cashner has been sidelined twice this season, for 20 days in May and June with right elbow soreness then another 51 games with right shoulder soreness. On Saturday in his first start back from the DL Cashner allowed two runs in five innings in a no-decision in Arizona.
Saturday, 5:40 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
In 10 starts against the NL West this season, Zack Greinke is 8-0 with a 1.79 ERA, with 72 strikeouts and 15 walks in 65⅓ innings. Ian Kennedy is 0-2 with two no-decisions and a 4.70 ERA in four starts against the Dodgers this season, with 22 strikeouts in 23 innings, including allowing eight runs in 10 innings at Petco Park.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Eric Stults has a 2.43 ERA in five starts in August, including a win over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 20. In two starts against Los Angeles this season the left-hander has allowed three runs in 12 innings. The Dodgers haven't announced Sunday's starter yet, but it could be Roberto Hernandez on regular rest.
Hyun-jin Ryu threw a two-inning simulated game on Wednesday and is eligible to return from the disabled list, recovered from a strained buttocks, but a more likely landing date for Ryu's return could be Monday, Sept. 1, which wouldn't require a corresponding roster move and would allow him to start against the Nationals in a battle of division leaders at Dodger Stadium.