Friday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
The dealing with blisters part has been expected with Rich Hill, but what wasn’t expected with the left-hander was that he’d be so ordinary so far this season. One of the best pitchers in the game when on the mound from September 2015 through the end of 2016, Hill has been mired in mediocrity in 2017, with a 4.15 ERA in six starts, with an alarmingly high walk total (18) to go with his 26 strikeouts.
Amir Garrett had a solid start to his 2017, with two or fewer runs allowed in five of his first six starts, but in his last three starts he has been tattooed for 22 runs and 19 hits in 11⅔ innings.
Saturday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Asher Wojciechowski just joined the Reds rotation, and has made one bad start (three home runs allowed in four innings at Toronto) and one good start (six strikeouts and two runs in six innings against St. Louis).
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Hyun-jin Ryu is coming off his longest start of the season, and for the last few weeks has looked more like vintage Ryu. Kenta Maeda for now is the odd man out and is in the bullpen, where Ryu was just a few weeks ago.
Tim Adleman enters Sunday with three straight quality starts, allowing four total runs in his last 21 innings, with 16 strikeouts and six walks during that span.