The Dodgers have concluded camp in Arizona and are back in southern California, with only three games remaining on their exhibition slate. The annual Freeway Series is at hand, playing the Angels for three days — once in Anaheim followed by two games at Dodger Stadium.
Here is a look at the schedule for the three-game Freeway Series, including game times and television information, and three different networks for the Angels broadcasts.
Sunday, 6:07 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West, MLB Network)
The lone game of this series in Anaheim will feature Kenta Maeda making his final tuneup start of the spring. Maeda pitched into the sixth inning in his last time out, on Tuesday against the A’s.
Parker Bridwell was 10-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 21 games for the Angels last year, including 20 starts. He has not faced the Dodgers. The 26-year-old right-hander allowed 17 runs on 28 hits in 19⅓ innings this spring for a 7.91 ERA with 15 strikeouts and seven walks.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, Prime Ticket)
Rich Hill usually spends his spring finding his command but this year started things off in Arizona on the right foot with a pair of strong outings. Then he allowed six runs while recording just one out in a game against Kansas City, an outing he called “horseshit” afterwards. He pitched in a minor league game last Tuesday in his final Arizona tuneup.
Matt Shoemaker is back after a right forearm strain ended his 2017 season in June. The right-hander has a 3.14 ERA in 255 career innings in Anaheim, with 260 strikeouts.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, KCOP 13)
Hyun-jin Ryu starts the finale for the Dodgers and since the game is at Dodger Stadium will get to hit for the first time all spring. Ryu didn’t even get at-bats on the minor league side as a few Dodgers pitchers did.
“He only got one hit last year anyway,” Dave Roberts joked. “It’s not high priority.”
Ryu was 4-for-30 last season with a double and three walks.
JC Ramirez starts for the Angels. The first 111 games of his major league career were relief appearances until making 24 starts for the Angels in 2017. He posted a 4.11 ERA in those starts, with 102 strikeouts and 47 walks in 142⅓ innings.