The Padres are hitting a National League-worst .218/.290/.328 against left-handed pitchers in 2014, and Ryu has had success against them in his two years in the majors.
Ryu faced the Padres once in his rookie campaign, allowing one run on eight hits in 6⅓ innings, with six strikeouts. Ryu has also allowed one run to San Diego in 2014, though this season he has faced them three times.
Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings in a no-decision on Mar. 30, the Dodgers' domestic opening day in San Diego, then beat them on June 22 at Petco Park and on July 13 in Los Angeles. Ryu is 3-0 with an 0.71 ERA in four career starts against the Padres, with 25 strikeouts and five walks, holding San Diego to hitting .195/.239/.230.
Ryu is 13-6 with a 3.28 ERA in 23 starts this season, sidelined twice on the disabled list this season, most recently with a strained buttocks muscle. He last pitched on Aug. 13 in Atlanta.
Old friend Eric Stults gets the call for the Padres. He has allowed three runs in 12 innings in two starts against his former team in 2014, losing at home and winning in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers own the best mark against left-handed starting pitchers in the majors at 22-11, including 14-3 on the road.
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