LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers play their first interleague series of 2015 starting Monday night, welcoming the Seattle Mariners to town for three games to open a six-game homestand at Dodger Stadium. Here is a look at the pitching matchups and schedule for the series:
Monday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Brandon McCarthy makes his second start as a Dodger on Monday, after a debut that had its good parts (nine strikeouts in just five innings) and not-so-good parts (two home runs, three doubles allowed). In the past 20 years, McCarthy was just the fourth Dodgers pitcher to allow five or more extra-base hits while striking out at least nine, joining Clayton Kershaw, Hiroki Kuroda and Hideo Nomo. James Paxton starts for the Mariners, the first left-handed starting pitcher to face the Dodgers this season, though I always confuse him with James Pullman.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
We don't yet know who will start for the Dodgers, but the leader in the clubhouse is Scott Baker, with Joe Wieland a few strokes behind. Hisashi Iwakuma was 3-0 in three interleague starts in 2014, allowing three total runs to National League opponents in 21 innings, with 24 strikeouts and no walks.
The MLB Network broadcast will be blacked out in the Dodgers broadcast markets.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, ESPN2)
Brett Anderson overcame a Paul Goldschmidt three-run home run in his first start to last six innings, retiring 11 of his final 12 batters faced. He starts the series finale against Seattle. Between non-roster invitee outfielder Matt Carson and Wednesday Seattle starter Taijuan Walker, Dodgers fans will have been treated to a third of the Yucaipa High School grads to have played in the major leagues. Walker, 22, allowed nine runs on Friday against Oakland in his first start of the year.
The ESPN2 broadcast of Wednesday's 2015 Civil Rights Game is a full national broadcast, meaning it will not be blacked out in Dodgers broadcast markets.