LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers and Nationals hook up for the first time since the 2016 National League Division Series, with both teams looking playoff bound again in 2017. Here is a look at the probable pitchers and schedule for their three-game series at Dodger Stadium.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, ESPN)
Hyun-jin Ryu looks to build off two consecutive stellar outings, one in relief and one start, allowing one run in 10 innings combined. This battle of southpaws also features Gio Gonzalez, who leads the NL with 35 walks but is also 4-1 with a 3.03 ERA in 11 starts.
The ESPN telecast is a full national broadcast and not blacked out in Los Angeles. Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez and Tim Kurkjian will be on the call.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Brandon McCarthy will get the start if his blister problems allow, and seemed to come out of his bullpen session on Sunday without any problems. Manager Dave Roberts said after Sunday’s game that McCarthy would start Tuesday. Julio Urias was a possible replacement if McCarthy couldn’t go.
The Dodgers will have their hands full with Max Scherzer, who is just 19 strikeouts shy of 2,000, and has four double-digit strikeout games in his last six starts.
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Getaway day gives us an afternoon pitching matchup of the highest order, with Clayton Kershaw facing Stephen Strasburg in the finale.
Strasburg is 5-0 with a 2.75 ERA in his last six starts, including a 15-strikeout performance on May 27. Kershaw is coming off his most dominant start of the season, a 14-strikeout game on Friday against the Brewers in a no-decision.