The Dodgers are back in Los Angeles for a 10-game homestand, starting with a four-game series against the Braves. Here is a look at the starting pitching matchups for the weekend set.
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Brandon McCarthy had a 2.88 in nine home starts and 50 innings, and the Dodgers have won seven of those nine starts. Mike Foltynewicz is trying to get in on the Dodgers’ racket, with the Braves winning each of his last seven starts. That streak even includes a start when he allowed eight runs — his ERA is 3.76 during that span -- but the Braves rallied to beat Washington.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Alex Wood has yet to allow a run in July, totaling 13 innings with 14 strikeouts. He has allowed three or fewer hits in each of his last four starts. Jaime Garcia allowed a run in seven innings in his last start, snapping a four-game skid in which he allowed 23 runs in 22 innings.
Saturday, 6:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Rich Hill has a 1.74 ERA in his last five starts, with 44 strikeouts and six walks in 31 innings. Julio Teheran has allowed seven or more runs four times this season, but has also allowed two or fewer runs 10 times, including all three starts in July.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Clayton Kershaw has allowed two runs in his three July starts, with 31 strikeouts and three walks. In his last 19 July starts, dating back to 2012, Kershaw has allowed 15 total runs.
Sean Newcomb lasted at least six innings in each of his four June starts, but in three July starts has given up 16 runs in 12⅔ innings.