LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers welcome the Padres to town for a three-game series at Dodger Stadium, their final meeting with San Diego this season. This will end a recent stretch of nine of the last 20 games against the Padres, so these two teams are quite familiar with each other. Here are the pitching matchups beginning Monday night in Los Angeles.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Clayton Kershaw managed to avoid pitching at Petco Park this season, but beat the Padres twice in Los Angeles. Both starts were similar, with Kershaw allowing one run on three hits in both games, with 11 strikeouts in nine innings on July 10 and 10 strikeouts in eight innings on Aug. 21. Odrisamer Despaigne on July 10 in his fourth major league start allowed only two runs in seven innings at Dodger Stadium with seven strikeouts and no walks, but suffered the loss.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Roberto Hernandez didn't allow a home run in any of his first four starts as a Dodger, but allowed four home runs in his last start, last Monday against Washington. He allowed four runs in five innings in a loss to the Padres on Aug. 20, his only start against San Diego this season. Andrew Cashner has been very effective in three starts since returning from the disabled list, with a 2.50 ERA, 14 strikeouts and three walks in 18 innings in his three starts. But he has no wins since the Padres have scored three runs with him in the game during those three starts.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Dan Haren is 1-1 with a 2.91 ERA in four starts against the Padres this season with 19 strikeouts and five walks in 21⅔ innings. Ian Kennedy will make his sixth start of the season against the Dodgers - surpassing Wade Miley for the most this season - and still in search of his first win. Kennedy is 0-2 with a 3.90 ERA, with 30 strikeouts and 12 walks in 30 innings.