The Dodgers shift their road show to Miami for three games, facing a Marlins team that has lost three straight and six of their last seven contests heading into Thursday night's game against St. Louis. Here is the schedule and probable starting pitchers for this weekend.
Friday, 4:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
If Brett Anderson can record five outs on Friday, he will have his most innings pitched in a season since 2010. Justin Nicolino made his major league debut last Saturday, with seven scoreless innings against the Reds. The Dodgers will try to hang the first run(s) on Nicolino, the first time the Dodgers will have faced left-handed starting pitchers in back-to-back games this season.
Saturday, 1:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Clayton Kershaw is 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA in four career starts in Miami, but last started on the road against the Marlins in 2013, when he pitched eight scoreless innings. Opponents this year are hitting .297/.365/.534 on the road against Tom Koehler, but at Marlins Park the right-hander has held opponents to batting just .193/.263/.276. Koehler allowed one run in six innings in a no-decision at Dodger Stadium on May 11.
Sunday, 10:10 a.m. (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke has allowed no runs over 13 innings in his last two outings, one of five Dodgers pitchers in the last 102 seasons with two straight scoreless starts without a win. Dating back to at least 1914, no Dodgers has had three consecutive starts with no runs allowed and no wins.
Jose Urena is in line to start on regular four days rest on Sunday, but the 23-year-old right-hander has been underwhelming this season with a 4.34 ERA, 4.90 FIP and just 15 strikeouts with his 13 walks in 37 innings, a strikeout rate of just 9.68 percent that ranks 229th among the 230 major league pitchers this year with at least 30 innings.