The Dodgers open up a nine-game homestand on Monday night against the Mets, which is just the start of the team mostly getting to sleep in their own beds for an extended period of time.
The Dodgers are 25-10 at Dodger Stadium, second-best home record in the majors, and 15 of their next 20 games are at home. The only two road trips for the club involve bus trips — two games in Anaheim and three in San Diego.
So the Dodgers don’t have to get on a plane until the All-Star break, and the overwhelming bulk of the next three weeks involve the Dodgers spending their nights literally at home.
Speaking of All-Stars, Corey Seager has fallen further behind Reds shortstop Zack Cozart in National League All-Star voting. Seager (1,143,767) trails Cozart (1,465,327) by over 320,000 votes, with online voting ending on June 29.
Cozart was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday by the Reds with a right quad strain, though it is unsure whether that affects his status for the game, which is 22 days away.
Clayton Kershaw gets the start in the opener against the Mets, looking for his 10th win of the season. The only other time Kershaw has won 10 or more games before the end of June was last year, when he was 11-2 before injuring his back.
Kershaw in his career, including the playoffs, is 8-1 with a 1.49 ERA in 13 starts against the Mets, with 103 strikeouts and 27 walks in 90⅔ innings.
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA