SAN DIEGO — The Dodgers have their shortest road trip of the season with three quick games in San Diego, beginning Monday night at Petco Park against the Padres. Here is a look at the schedule for that series plus the starting pitching matchups.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Hyun-jin Ryu has allowed two total runs in 20 innings in his three career starts at Petco Park, but Monday night will be his first start in San Diego since 2014.
Left-hander Robbie Erlin makes a spot start for San Diego after a 2.38 ERA in five relief appearances and 11⅓ innings this season, with nine strikeouts and two walks. He takes the spot of Luis Perdomo, who was suspended five games for his role in last week’s Padres-Rockeis brawl.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Since joining the Dodgers in 2015, Alex Wood has a 2.20 ERA in 10 games against the Padres, including seven starts, with 49 strikeouts and 15 walks in 49 innings.
The Padres liked Bryan Mitchell so much that in the offseason they absorbed Chase Headley‘s $13 million salary to add the right-hander. Mitchell, who turns 27 Friday, has 14 walks and three strikeouts in his first three starts this season. That is not a misprint.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Kenta Maeda pitched six scoreless innings (and hit a home run!) in his major league debut at Petco Park on Apr. 6, 2016, but in four starts in San Diego since then has allowed 14 runs in 17⅔ innings
Tyson Ross is back with the Padres after making the rotation as a non-roster invitee. He has a 3.50 ERA after three starts with 14 strikeouts and four walks in 18 innings.