The Dodgers return home Monday to start a four-game series with the Mets. Here is a look at the pitching matchups for the four games at Dodger Stadium, as well as the television schedule.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Clayton Kershaw — and the rest of the staff — got an extra day of rest with Kenta Maeda’s spot start on Sunday. At home this season, Kershaw has 56 strikeouts against seven walks, though his 2.40 ERA at Dodger Stadium is higher than his 2.05 mark on the road.
Zack Wheeler is coming off his worst start of the season, allowing eight runs while recording only five outs on Tuesday against the Cubs. Before that, Wheeler has allowed only 10 total runs in his previous six starts, with a 2.48 ERA during that span to go with 31 strikeouts and 16 walks.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, ESPN)
Brandon McCarthy has three straight quality starts at home, and in six starts at Dodger Stadium this season has a 2.85 ERA with 30 strikeouts and nine walks in 35 innings..
Robert Gsellman had a strong run, allowing seven total runs in four starts, but in his last start he allowed seven runs on 11 hits in five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, ESPN)
Rich Hill looks to rebound from his worst start of the season, allowing seven runs on Thursday in Cleveland. The Mets haven’t yet announced their starter for the third game of this series.
Both ESPN telecasts in this series will be available in the Los Angeles market, and not blacked out.
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Alex Wood will try to become the first Dodgers pitcher to start a season 8-0 since reliever Matt Herges started 8-0 in 2000.
Steven Matz just rejoined the Mets rotation after missing the first two months of the season with elbow inflammation, and in his first two starts he has lasted seven innings both times.