LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers are finally home after a week on the road, and on Tuesday will be the final team in baseball to play its home opener. The Diamondbacks are in town, the third National League West opponent in three series for the Dodgers, and here is a look at the pitching matchups for the three-game series.
Tuesday, 1:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
No pitcher, at least dating back to 1913, has ever homered in each of his first two games, so Kenta Maeda has something to shoot for. No Dodger during that same time period, at any position, has done so. Patrick Corbin is 3-4 with a 4.09 ERA in nine career games against the Dodgers, including eight starts, with 26 strikeouts and 15 walks in 44 innings.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Alex Wood since joining the Dodgers has a 2.41 ERA in five starts at Dodger Stadium, with 25 strikeouts and five walks in 33⅔ innings. On the road that dips to 6.26 in eight starts, with 27 strikeouts and 20 walks in 41⅔ innings. The Dodgers bludgeoned old friend Rubby De La Rosa in 2015, to the tune of .350/.388/.663 in four starts, including seven home runs, 22 runs and 28 hits in 17⅔ innings.
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Before Ross Stripling, the last major league starting pitcher to not allow a hit in his major league debut was Steve Adkins, on Sept. 12, 1990 for the Yankees. Adkins only lasted 1⅓ innings though, thanks in part to eight walks. Adkins' big league career lasted all of five starts, with 29 walks in 24 innings. Arizona's pitching staff is much-improved, but through seven games the only quality start came from Robbie Ray, who allowed two runs in six innings in his lone start of the year. But even that came with the caveat of more walks (four) than strikeouts (three).