The Dodgers open a three-game weekend series against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field, their final trip to Phoenix in 2015. Here is a look at the probable pitchers for the series between National League West foes.
Friday, 6:40 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Alex Wood has built more trust in his last two starts, including seven scoreless inning against the Padres on Saturday in San Diego. With exactly five days rest this season, the left-hander is 4-2 with a 2.53 ERA in 10 starts. Fellow southpaw Robbie Ray hasn't picked up a victory since July 7, 0-7 with a 5.23 ERA in his last 10 starts. Since the beginning of August, the D-backs have lost each of his last seven starts, though thanks in part to the otherwise productive Arizona offense scoring 10 total runs in those games.
Saturday, 5:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Mike Bolsinger gets his third start this season against his former team, and manager Don Mattingly said on Wednesday that part of the reason Bolsinger was slotted into the rotation this weekend was his success against Arizona. Bolsinger struck out eight and allowed two runs in seven innings in a win in Los Angeles on June 8, then pitched four scoreless innings in Arizona on June 29, an outing that was cut short because of some bad oysters wreaking havoc with Bolsinger's intestinal system.
Old friend Rubby De La Rosa is second in the National League with 29 home runs allowed in 28 starts this season (old friend Dan Haren has given up 30 homers), and the Dodgers have absolutely owned De La Rosa this season. Los Angeles has won all three of his starts against them, with 16 runs on 19 hits in 15⅔ innings, including five home runs, 17 strikeouts and five walks.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke is 7-0 with a 1.27 ERA in eight daytime starts this season, and since joining the Dodgers in 2013 is 6-0 with a 1.38 ERA in eight starts against Arizona, with 50 strikeouts and 12 walks in 52⅓ innings. At Chase Field in these three seasons he has been even better, going 5-0 in five starts, allowing three runs for a 0.81 ERA. He pitched seven scoreless innings on April 12 in Phoenix, his only start against the D-backs this season.
Patrick Corbin has recovered nicely from Tommy John surgery, going 5-3 with a 3.32 ERA in 12 starts since his July 4 return to the rotation, with 61 strikeouts and just 13 walks in 62⅓ innings. He has a 2.31 ERA in six starts at Chase Field, with 35 strikeouts and only five walks in 35 innings.