The Dodgers and Brewers meet for the first of two consecutive weekends, the first a three-game series in Milwaukee. Newly acquired right-hander Roberto Hernandez will make his Dodgers debut in the series opener on Friday night, and the Brewers on Thursday announced they would start Mike Fiers on Saturday in place of the injured Matt Garza.
Here is a look at the weekend schedule and pitching matchups in Milwaukee:
Friday, 5:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Hernandez makes his second start at Miller Park in about a month. He allowed one run in eight innings in a win over the Brewers on July 9, with three strikeouts and five runners reaching base. Kyle Lohse is 4-2 with a 2.32 ERA in nine home starts this season, with 50 strikeouts and just six walks in 66 innings.
Saturday, 4:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Zack Greinke is 15-1 and his teams are 22-2 in 24 career starts at Miller Park, with his only loss coming in 2013 with the Dodgers, allowing five runs in four innings last May 21. Fiers makes his first start for the Brewers this season after allowing two runs in seven innings in relief in June. He was 8-5 with a 2.55 ERA in 17 starts in Triple-A Nashville, with 129 strikeouts and 17 walks in 102⅓ innings.
Sunday, 11:10 a.m. (SportsNet LA, TBS)
Clayton Kershaw is coming off a no-decision and has only gone consecutive starts without a win just once this season (May 11-17). Rookie right-hander Jimmy Nelson has a 4.20 ERA in five starts, with 27 strikeouts and nine walks in 30 innings. He was destroying Triple-A, going 10-2 with a 1.46 ERA in 17 games with Nashvile, including 16 starts, with 114 strikeouts and 32 walks in 111 innings.
Sunday's broadcast on TBS will not be blacked out in Los Angeles.