LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers finish out their homestand with three games against the Braves at Dodger Stadium. Here is a look at the pitching matchups for the series at Dodger Stadium, beginning on Memorial Day.
Monday, 5:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Brett Anderson has a 1.99 ERA in four May starts, and each of the last three have featured rain. Anderson has a massive 76.9-percent ground ball rate in May, with opposing batters hitting .271/.319/.329 this month. Williams Perez, 24, allowed seven of 13 batters to reach base in his first two major league games, in relief, then allowed one run in five innings with seven strikeouts in his first career start last Wednesday.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, ESPN)
An potential indicator that Clayton Kershaw is better than his career-worst 4.32 ERA (other than track record and common sense) is that he has the fifth-lowest percentage of hard-hit balls allowed among starting pitchers this season.
Which starting pitchers are giving up hard-hit contact the least often? Here's the 40 who rank best pic.twitter.com/3jCm1cThWi— Mark Simon (@msimonespn) May 25, 2015
After allowing one run in six innings at Miami on opening day, Julio Teheran has yet to last six innings in any of his four road starts since, allowing 17 runs and 29 hits in 20 away frames.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke has allowed one run in each of his four May starts. The last Dodgers starter to allow exactly one run in five straight starts was Brad Penny from June 8-30, 2007. Alex Wood will be just the fourth different left-handed starting pitcher to face the Dodgers this season, and only the seventh game against a southpaw starter this year.