Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Eric Surkamp will join the Dodgers on Monday. I think he will make the start, despite manager Don Mattingly's bizarre dance on Sunday, hoping to build on his strong last month in Triple-A. Philadelphia is 5-10 against left-handed starters this season.
Sean O`Sullivan was once traded for Alberto Callaspo. a The right-hander has allowed 14 home runs in 65⅔ innings this season, and sports a 5.76 ERA and 5.98 FIP in 12 starts. In 297 major league innings, O'Sullivan has a 5.88 ERA and 5.67 FIP.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Brett Anderson needs four innings to reach 100 innings for the third time in his career, and the first time since 2010. Anderson has lasted at least six innings in four straight starts and in eight of his last nine outings.
Old friend Chad Billingsley has had a rough year in Philadelphia trying to recover from multiple elbow procedures, including Tommy John surgery. Billingsley didn't begin his season until May 5, then missed nearly seven weeks with a right shoulder strain. In four major league starts this season the right-hander has allowed 20 runs (18 earned) on 33 hits in 21 innings, with just eight strikeouts and six walks.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Clayton Kershaw has 74 strikeouts and 11 walks in his last eight starts, to do with a 1.78 ERA in 55⅔ innings, just shy of seven innings per start. Adam Morgan is a 25-year-old rookie making his third major league start. So far the southpaw has a 2.13 ERA in 12⅔ innings, with 11 strikeouts and four walks.
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke brings his 1.48 ERA and 27⅔ consecutive scoreless innings into Thursday's start. He has four straight scoreless starts; the last Dodgers pitcher with five was Orel Hershiser in 1988, with six. Old friend Kevin Correia through four starts has a 3.60 ERA that looks downright serviceable, but in addition to his eight earned runs he has also allowed six unearned runs in his 20 innings, with 13 strikeouts and six walks to go with his 4.63 FIP.