The Dodgers were swept in three games in Arizona last week thanks in large part to bad starting pitching, and the they will send the same three pitchers to the mound when the Diamondbacks visit Los Angeles for three games beginning Monday night in Los Angeles.
Monday, 5:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Rich Hill in his last seven home starts — dating back to the beginning of June — has a 2.36 ERA with 49 strikeouts and 14 walks in 42 innings. He has allowed three runs once in those games.
Robbie Ray has 39 strikeouts in four starts against the Dodgers this season, including 23 strikeouts in his two starts at Dodger Stadium, with three runs (two earned) allowed in 12 innings.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, KTLA)
Hyun-jin Ryu has started at home just four times in the last 12 weeks, posting a 2.63 ERA in those four games, with 20 strikeouts and eight walks in 24 innings. The Dodgers have won all four games.
Zack Greinke is 2-4 in six starts against the Dodgers since leaving as a free agent, including six strong innings last Thursday afternoon in Phoenix. The splits have been stark, with Greinke posting a 2.45 ERA in four home starts. In his two starts at Dodger Stadium wearing whatever color those Diamondbacks uniforms are, Greinke has been tattooed for 13 runs on 19 hits in 9⅔ innings (a 12.10 ERA), including five home runs allowed.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Kenta Maeda is 0-2 with a 9.53 ERA in four starts against the Diamondbacks in 2017, allowing 18 runs on 25 hits in 17 innings, and eight home runs allowed. He has allowed 10 home runs in his other 18 starts combined.
Yucaipa High School grad Taijuan Walker has allowed one run in his last three starts, with 17 strikeouts and five walks in 16⅔ innings. He hasn’t faced the Dodgers since April, when he allowed five runs in 10⅔ innings in back-to-back starts, winning on Apr. 16 at Dodger Stadium and getting a no-decision in a Dodgers win in Phoenix five days later.