The Dodgers are back home for a three-game series against the Padres beginning Friday night, looking to add to a run total that hasn't changed since Sunday. Here is a look at the probable starting pitchers for the weekend divisional showdown at Dodger Stadium.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke has allowed three runs in three May starts, and this season has allowed one run in 13 innings in two starts against the Padres. Andrew Cashner has a respectable 3.55 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 33 innings in his last five starts, but has lost all five games thanks to four total runs of support for San Diego, including just two total runs while he was in the game.
Saturday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Mike Bolsinger has walked two or fewer batters in 10 of his 12 major league starts, dating back to 2014. Since getting suspended for 10 games for his role in a brawl with the Dodgers on June 11, 2013, Ian Kennedy is 0-5 with a 5.67 ERA in eight starts against the Dodgers, with 17 walks in 39 strikeouts in 46 innings.
Note the start time, an hour later than previous Saturday home games this year, thanks to the exclusive Fox broadcast window until 7 p.m. on Saturday for this week.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Among the 175 major league pitchers with at least 20 innings this season, Carlos Frias' 61-percent ground ball rate is 10th highest. Padres opening day starter James Shields has picked up the baton from Brandon McCarthy and run with it, leading the National League with 75 strikeouts (and a 31.9-percent strikeout rate that dwarfs his career high of 23.6 percent) and leading the majors with 14 home runs allowed in his nine starts.