The Dodgers are back home, and welcome the Rays to town for a quick two-game interleague series in a span of 22 hours or so. Here is a look at the probable starting pitchers for the two games beginning Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
The Dodgers have lost each of the last two games in which Bud Norris pitched, including Friday night in relief in St. Louis. He allowed four home runs in 6⅓ innings last week, and will technically be on three days rest on Tuesday, after throwing 23 pitches in relief on Friday.
Chris Archer leads the American League with 147 strikeouts, but he's also tied for seventh with 20 home runs allowed to go with his 4.60 ERA, and for what it's worth leads the majors with 13 losses. He's also coming off an 11-strikeout game at Coors Field last Wednesday, allowing just two runs in six innings.
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Brandon McCarthy has allowed just five runs in his four starts since returning to the Dodgers rotation, including back-to-back quality starts. Opposing batters are just 9-for-74 against the right-hander, hitting .122/.198/.189 against him.
Matt Moore has seven quality starts in his last eight games, sporting a 2.68 ERA during that span with 41 strikeouts and 14 walks, averaging 6.74 innings per outing in his last nine starts. The Dodgers tagged him for seven runs in 4⅓ innings on May 3 at Tropicana Field, including two home runs.