LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers and Padres meet for one final time in 2017, with three games at Dodger Stadium beginning Monday night. Here is the schedule for the series and the probable starting pitching matchups in Los Angeles.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Yu Darvish has allowed 11 runs on 19 hits in 15⅓ innings in his three starts at Dodger Stadium. In his last two starts, both on the road, he allowed one unearned run in 12⅓ innings, with 12 strikeouts and one walk.
Travis Wood since acquired by trade in July has a 6.23 ERA in 10 starts for the Padres, with 14 home runs allowed in 47⅔ innings. In three September starts, the left-hander has allowed 18 runs on 19 hits in 10⅓ innings, including seven home runs.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, KTLA, MLB Network)
Alex Wood has a 3.21 ERA in three games, including two starts, against the Padres this season, with 16 strikeouts and seven walks in 14 innings. His only appearance against them at home this season was on Apr. 5, with two scoreless innings in relief.
Dinelson Lamet had a string of four straight quality starts — including 10 strikeouts in six innings against the Dodger on Sept. 1 in San Diego — before allowing six runs in 5⅓ innings against the Diamondbacks in his last start, on Wednesday.
Adrian Gonzalez is expected to start on Tuesday against the right-hander Lamet, manager Dave Roberts told reporters on Sunday. Gonzalez last started on Sept. 11, and has just four plate appearances in the Dodgers’ last 12 games.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Rich Hill has a 3.04 ERA in 13 home starts this season, with 83 strikeouts and 31 walks in 71 innings. Opposing batters against Hill at Dodger Stadium are hitting .188/.289/.308.
A start in the finale will mean Clayton Richard will have started in all six series against the Dodgers in 2017. He’ll be the first pitcher to start six games against the Dodgers in a season since Ian Kennedy in 2014. The last season a pitcher started more such games was 1961, when Bob Gibbson, Joey Jay and Bob Friend all started seven times. In the 56 years since, 64 times a pitcher has started six games against the Dodgers, including Richard in 2012.