The Dodgers make their second visit to San Diego this season, ready for a three-game weekend series against the Padres at Petco Park. Here is a look at the schedule and the pitching matchups for the three-game set.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Alex Wood tries to become the first Dodgers pitcher to start a season 9-0 since Rick Rhoden in 1976. Clayton Richard allowed five runs in five innings and walked six Dodgers in a loss at Petco Park on May 1. In eight starts since then he has walked 10 total batters, with a 4.12 ERA.
Saturday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Rich Hill will test out his new delivery that gave him much more command and allowed him to pitch seven innings on Monday against the Angels. The Padres haven’t yet announced their starting pitcher for the middle game of the series.
The Padres have selected Saturday's starter, but they haven't yet announced. Dillon Overton (on the 40-man) lines up among AAA pitchers.— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) June 29, 2017
Dillon Overton is a left-hander with a 6.38 ERA in nine major league games this season, all with the Mariners, totaling 18 innings. Selected off waivers by the Padres on June 19, Overton also has an 8.16 ERA in eight Triple-A games this season, including seven starts.
Sunday, 1:40 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Kenta Maeda is coming off his best start of the season with seven scoreless innings against the Angels on Tuesday. In six career starts against the Padres he is 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA, with 39 strikeouts and seven walks in 32 innings.
Jhoulys Chacin got blasted by the Dodgers for nine runs on opening day, and after that has slowly but surely been putting his season back together. The right-hander had a 3.00 ERA in five June starts, with 27 strikeouts and 10 walks in 33 innings.