The Dodgers are in Milwaukee to begin the Craig Counsell era, with a four-game series beginning Monday night at Miller Park. Here is a look at the starting pitching matchups and schedule for the four games.
Monday, 4:20 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Clayton Kershaw has made four starts in his career in Milwaukee and has allowed a total of three runs. He is 4-0 with a 0.87 ERA at Miller Park, even lower than his career 0.97 ERA at AT&T Park. The 0.87 ERA is Kershaw's lowest at any ballpark at which he has made at least two starts. Kyle Lohse has allowed eight home runs in five starts, and among all qualified pitchers in he majors Lohse ranks second-to-last in ERA (7.28) and next-to-last in ERA+ (53) and FIP (5.96).
Tuesday, 5:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke makes his first start outside of the NL West in 2015, playing at one of his old home parks. Matt Garza has a 4.60 ERA in five starts and a strikeout rate of just 14.3 percent, the lowest of his career, and well below is 19.7-percent career mark.
Wednesday, 5:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Carlos Frias has a streak of 10⅔ consecutive scoreless innings, dating back to last season, with 10 strikeouts and three 3 walks during that span. Wily Peralta has three quality starts and a 4.35 ERA in five starts, but Milwaukee has lost all five games thanks to just 10 runs of support in those games.
Thursday, 10:40 a.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
The Dodgers haven't announced this starter yet, but with Mike Bolsinger scratched by Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday I'm going with him. Bolsinger allowed one run in 5⅔ innings in San Francisco on April 23, another road afternoon game on getaway day. So far with Oklahoma City this season, Bolsinger allowed only one run in 14 innings, with 21 strikeouts and four walks. Mike Fiers, who is tied for 10th in the National League with 34 strikeouts, is 3-0 against the Dodgers with a 1.08 ERA in three career games, including two starts.