Carlos Frias was sick in his last start but gutted through five scoreless innings in a win over the Cubs. He will be asked to go deep on Tuesday after the Dodgers bullpen threw 107 pitches on Monday, with six different relievers taking turns getting bludgeoned.
Frias hasn't lasted past 5⅓ innings in any of his last three starts.
The Dodgers have hit four home runs and scored 14 runs against old friend Rubby De La Rosa in two starts this year, totaling 10 innings at Dodger Stadium. This is his first time facing his old team at Chase Field.
Since the Dodgers tagged him for nine runs in five innings on June 8, De La Rosa has lasted at least seven innings in each of his three starts, allowing just three total runs in 22 innings during that span, with 16 strikeouts and six walks.
Monday was the Dodgers' second loss this season when scoring six or more runs. They are 7-2 (.778) when scoring exactly six runs (MLB has an .804 winning percentage in those games), 19-0 when scoring seven or more (MLB win percentage is .901).
The Dodgers lead the National League with 28 games of scoring six or more runs. The Diamondbacks are second with 26.
Arizona leads the NL with 20 games of seven runs or more. The Dodgers are second with 19.
Adrian Gonzalez since joining the Dodgers has 100 plate appearances in 24 games at Chase Field, and is hitting .381/.460/.690 with seven home runs and 25 RBI. He hasn't driven in a run in Arizona in four games this season and is 4-for-14 (.286) with a double, but has also been walked five times for a .474 on-base percentage.
Yasmani Grandal is 12-for-30 (.400) with four home runs, two doubles and six walks against Arizona this season.
Andre Ethier is right behind him, 12-for-31 (.387) with three home runs, a triple, two doubles and five walks against the D-backs.
Justin Turner is 6-for-15 (.400) with two home runs and a double against Arizona. Both Ethier and Turner have homered this year against De La Rosa. a Howie Kendrick is 8-for-15 (.533) with a home run against De La Rosa.
Paul Goldschmidt delivered the finishing blow on Monday night, a two-run single against J.P. Howell with the bases loaded in the eighth inning that turned a two-run game into a 10-6 final.
Goldschmidt was 2-for-4 with a walk, his major-league-leading 60th walk of the season. In 10 games against the Dodgers this season, the first baseman extraordinaire is hitting .425/.452/.800 with four home runs, three doubles and 12 RBI.
In his career against the Dodgers, Goldschmidt is hitting .337/.396/.598 with 17 home runs, 17 doubles, 56 RBI and 48 runs scored in 67 games. That's a 162-game pace of 41 homers and 135 RBI.
So expect another high-scoring game on Tuesday.
Time: 6:40 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA