Monday, 7:15 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Brandon McCarthy will see his first game action since Apr. 29 when he is activated off the disabled list to start Monday’s series opener. He’s coming off a strong April that saw him strike out 25 and walk nine in 29 innings while posting a 3.10 ERA.
Matt Cain pitched six scoreless innings against the Dodgers in San Francisco on Apr. 24. He had one blow-up start this month, allowing nine runs to Cincinnati on May 5, but has otherwise allowed three or fewer runs in five of his last six starts.
Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
The Dodgers will activate another pitcher off the disabled list with Rich Hill starting the second game of the series. Hill hasn’t had any blister problems in his minor league rehab assignment, consisting of two starts. Ty Blach gets the start for the Giants, the only left-hander the Dodgers will face in this series.
Wednesday, 12:45 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
If there is such a thing as a quiet 6-2, 2.43 ERA start, Clayton Kershaw has found it. Maybe it’s because his ERA for a season hasn’t been that high since posting a 2.53 mark in 2012.
The day game getaway day finale is a great pitching matchup, with Johnny Cueto pitching for the Giants. These two matched up on May 1 at Dodger Stadium, with the Giants prevailing.