LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers got swept by the Giants in San Francisco last week, and now they meet again for three at Dodger Stadium, with the same pitching matchup in two of the three games in Los Angeles. Here is a look at the scheduled starting pitchers for the series.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Brett Anderson has five days rest after lasting just four innings in the opener last Tuesday in San Francisco, tied for the shortest outing by a Dodgers starting pitcher this season. He allowed four runs on nine hits, including five infield singles, prompting this postgame response:
Groundballs with eyes are stupid.— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson35) April 22, 2015
Tim Lincecum was set to start on Sunday for the Giants in Colorado, but rain pushed everyone back a day. Lincecum is 5-5 with a 3.64 ERA in 13 career games at Dodger Stadium, including 12 starts, with 65 strikeouts and 38 walks in 71⅔ innings. But only four home runs allowed, never more than one in any start in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
We get a rematch of Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner, six days after neither was involved in the decision, both allowing two runs last Wednesday. Kershaw is two strikeouts off the major league lead with 35 in 24⅓ innings this year.
Bumgarner has allowed two or fewer earned runs in eight of his 10 career starts at Dodger Stadium, and is 7-3 with a 2.22 ERA in Los Angeles, with 57 strikeouts and nine walks in 69 innings.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke makes his first start of 2015 against the Giants, after winning all five starts against them in 2014, allowing only six total runs with 36 strikeouts and four walks in 34 innings.
The Giants haven't named their Wednesday starter yet, but the team is leaning Ryan Vogelsong over Chris Heston, per Andrew Bagarly of the San Jose Mercury News on Sunday:
The only pitching decision still to be made was whether to skip Ryan Vogelsong or start him on Wednesday and let him try to build off the positive momentum of his last start against the Dodgers at home.
"We’ll have the rotation set when we land," said Bochy, "but right now we’re staying in order."