LOS ANGELES -- The Rockies are in town for four games, and here is a look at the pitching matchups against the Dodgers for the next four days at Dodger Stadium.
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Brett Anderson pitched the Dodgers' only complete game of the season in his last start, though it was a rain-shortened five innings. He has allowed just one unearned run in 11 innings in his last two starts, inducing 25 ground balls during that span. Chad Bettis will be recalled from Triple-A to start the series opener for the Rockies, after sporting a 3.97 ERA in six starts in Albuquerque, with 26 strikeouts and 10 walks in 34 innings.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Clayton Kershaw makes his fifth attempt at his 100th career win. He walked four batters on Sunday in Colorado, the first time since April 23, 2013 that he walked four in a game, though one was intentional. In his last five home starts against the Rockies, Kershaw is 4-1 with a 1.00 ERA with 55 strikeouts and four walks in 36 innings. Eddie Butler has 19 walks and 19 strikeouts in 31⅓ innings this season. He has allowed four total runs in 10⅓ innings to the Dodgers this season, but has lost both starts.
Saturday, 6:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke has seven quality starts in seven outings this season and at 6.76 innings per start so far is pitching deeper into games than his first two seasons in Los Angeles (6.33 innings per start in 2013-2014 combined). Jorge De La Rosa has allowed 19 runs in 16 innings this season, and with 23 strikeouts and 12 walks has one of the largest differences between his ERA (9.56) and FIP (3.33) in baseball.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Mike Bolsinger starts the series finale as the Dodgers attempt some semblance of stability in their rotation. He has allowed one run on five hits and two walks in 5⅔ innings in each of his two major league starts this season. Kyle Kendrick's season to date features two solid bookends, with seven scoreless innings with no walks on opening day and allowing two runs with no walks in seven innings on Tuesday in Anaheim. But in between he allowed 10 home runs and 32 runs in 26 innings, which is why he brings a 1-4 record and a 7.65 ERA into Sunday.