One bright spot on Tuesday, when the Dodgers failed to even get a runner into scoring position, was Logan Forsythe, with two singles and a walk.
In two games with the Dodgers, Forsythe has reached base six times. Dating back to 1913, only three Dodgers have started a season with at least three games of reaching base three times — Dixie Walker (1944), Eric Karros (1995), and Adrian Gonzalez (2015).
That Gonzalez streak in 2015 was insane, and reached five games. After five games two years ago, the Dodgers first baseman was 12-for-18 (.667) with five home runs, two doubles, and four walks.
Both Forysthe and Gonzalez have good career numbers against Trevor Cahill, starting Wednesday night for the Padres, though with limited exposure in recent seasons. Forsythe is 3-for-9 (.333) with a triple and a double against Cahill, but last faced him in 2013. Gonzalez is 12-for-30 (.400) with three home runs, three doubles, and four walks, but just 0-for-2 the last two years.
Cahill has pitched mostly in relief the last two seasons, making only four starts, and just one since April 2015. Of his last 74 major league games, 73 were in relief for Cahill. His one start came last Aug. 16 for the Cubs, throwing five scoreless innings against the Brewers.
Rich Hill gets the start for the Dodgers, looking to turn the page after his second rough spring training in a row. Not counting his five-inning start in a minor league game, Hill this spring had as many walks as strikeouts (15), posting a 6.19 ERA in 16 innings.
Last year with the A’s, Hill had an 11.25 ERA during spring, with 15 walks and nine strikeouts in 12 innings. He faltered in his opening day start with Oakland, but lasted at least six innings in 10 of his first 13 starts, posting a 2.25 ERA for the A’s before getting traded to the Dodgers.
In five career starts at Dodger Stadium, including the postseason, Hill has allowed one run in 29 innings, with 27 strikeouts and seven walks.
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA, KTLA
This is the first of 10 games in April and May that will be simulcast on KTLA. Tonight’s simulcast also includes the 30-minute Access SportsNet: Dodgers pregame show, beginning at 6:30 p.m.