With the Dodgers opening a three-game weekend series against the Padres at Petco Park, what better way to get ready for the weekend series than by several notes that are not necessarily related?
Dating back to 2013, Clayton Kershaw has won nine consecutive June starts. The last NL pitcher with a longer streak was Mort Cooper of the Cardinals, who won 12 straight June starts from 1941-1943.
The Dodgers are 53-50 all-time at Petco Park, including 2-1 in 2015.
The last time the Dodgers had a losing record in San Diego was 2010, when they lost five of nine road games to the Padres. Since the start of 2011, the Dodgers are 25-15 (.625) at Petco Park.
The Dodgers are hitting .263/.341/.449 against relief pitchers, by far the best OPS against relievers in the National League. Their .789 OPS is one of only five NL teams with an OPS above .700 versus relief pitchers in 2015, joining Pittsburgh (.710), St. Louis (.709), Colorado (.709) and San Francisco (.708).
With 29 home runs hit against relief pitchers, the Dodgers have hit 10 more than any other NL team.
The Dodgers are also second in the NL in OPS against starting pitchers (.770).
Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .455 (15-for-33) with six home runs, three doubles, 11 runs scored and 10 RBI in nine games.
Gonzalez is the all-time home run leader at Petco Park, which opened in 2004. His 62 home runs are 22 more than second-place Will Venable.
Since returning from the disabled list, Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso is hitting .364/.462/.515 with two double, a home run and eight RBI in nine games.
San Diego has scored zero runs in four of Odrisamer Despaigne's last six starts.
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