The Dodgers will try to rebound from Saturday's rough finish in Sunday night's series finale against the Giants in San Francisco, and will try to get a productive major league start out of Julio Urias.
The 19-year-old left-hander has taken his lumps in his first three starts, though with his stuff it's easy to see why he is held in such high regard. He has shown glimpses, but has yet to put it all together in any of his three outings.
His last start against the Rockies came close, with seven strikeouts and allowing only one run. But he also needed 86 pitches to get through four innings, so his night came to an early end.
The last Dodgers teenager to pitch against the Giants was Fernando Valenzuela on Set. 30, 1980, throwing two scoreless innings with four strikeouts and two walks to get the win in relief. The last Dodgers teenage starting pitcher against the Giants was Don Drysdale on July 4, 1956, allowing one run while pitching into the ninth inning in a win in the second game of a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds.
Urias carries a 6.94 ERA into Sunday's game, but he's not the only starter in the game with an ERA over six. Jake Peavy and his 6.41 ERA in 12 starts gets the ball for the Giants.
The Dodgers got to Peavy for four runs and 10 hits in five innings on April 7 in San Francisco, though the Giants ended up winning that game 12-6.
Peavy has a lifetime 14-3 mark and a 2.50 ERA in 30 starts against the Dodgers, though none of those wins have come as a Giant. Since he joined San Francisco midseason in 2014, Peavy is 0-1 with a 4.11 ERA in five starts against Los Angeles. Though he has really limited the free passes, walking only four in those five starts, with 20 strikeouts, and the Giants have won three of the five games.
Time: 5:30 p.m. PT