The Dodgers open a three-game weekend series against the Marlins on Friday evening in Miami. Here is a gander at the starting pitching probables for the series, with a hat tip to Tim Healey of the Miami Sun-Sentinel for the Marlins’ side of the equation.
Friday, 4:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Brandon McCarthy takes the ball in the post-break opener. The right-hander is second on the staff with eight quality starts in his 14 games (Clayton Kershaw has 16) and has allowed only four home runs, including just one in his last nine starts.
When the Marlins dropped three of four games at Dodger Stadium in May, Dan Straily got the lone Miami win, striking out eight in 5⅔ innings on May 20. The Marlins have won Straily’s last five starts, with the right-hander posting a 1.99 ERA during that span, with 25 strikeouts and three walks.
Saturday, 4:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Alex Wood pitched scoreless ball into the eighth against the Marlins on May 19 at Dodger Stadium, striking out four with two walks in his 7⅓ innings.
Jose Urena has weird splits. At home he has a 3.17 ERA, but opposing batters are hitting .283/.355/.445 against him. On the road, his ERA is 4.03 but he has held opposing hitters to just .157/.252/.351.
Sunday, 10:10 a.m. (SportsNet LA)
Rich Hill since tweaking his delivery to gain more command has lasted seven innings in three straight starts, and in his last four starts has allowed five runs in 26 innings (a 1.73 ERA), with 35 strikeouts and six walks.
Edinson Volquez is expected to be activated from the disabled list after missing 10 days, and one start, with left knee tendinitis. Before hitting the DL, Volquez allowed 18 runs on 23 hits in 23⅔ innings, with more walks (18) than strikeouts (16) during that span.