The Dodgers have beaten the Angels six straight times for the first time in their history, including three wins in Los Angeles earlier this season. The two meet for a Freeway Series in Anaheim beginning Monday night at Angel Stadium, and here is a look at the pitching matchups for all three games.
Monday, 6:05 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West, MLB Network)
Zack Greinke is 4-3 with a 2.78 ERA in 10 games, including nine starts in Anaheim, with 68 strikeouts and 12 walks in 64⅔ innings, but he hasn't pitched there since spending the final two months of the 2012 season with the Angels. Nick Tropeano has made three different spot start for the Angels this season - six scoreless innings in April, then 10 runs and 15 hits in 10⅓ innings in two starts since.
Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West)
Clayton Kershaw in his last 11 starts has allowed nine runs and nine walks while striking out 111 in 87 innings. In 10 of those 11 starts Kershaw has allowed zero or one run, including eight scoreless innings against the Angels on Aug. 1. The Dodgers handed old friend Andrew Heaney his first loss of the season in that Aug. 1 game by scratching across two runs against him in 5⅓ innings. Since that start, the left-hander has a 4.81 ERA in six starts, with 22 strikeouts in 33⅔ innings.
Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West, ESPN)
The Dodgers haven't named their Wednesday starter yet, but Mike Bolsinger deserves it. Bolsinger allowed two home runs on Friday in San Diego, but those were the only two hits he allowed in five innings, with six strikeouts. Mat Latos has failed to complete five innings in each of his last four starts, and with the Dodgers has a 15.7-percent strikeout rate while averaging 4⅔ innings per start. Bolsinger this season has a 21.9-percent strikeout rate and has averaged 5.53 innings per start.
Garrett Richards is 9-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 14 home starts this season, with 78 strikeouts and 34 walks in 96⅓ innings.
The ESPN broadcast is a full national telecast that won't be blacked out in Los Angeles.