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Getaway day for the Dodgers in Phoenix

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers will try to salvage a game in Phoenix in Wednesday afternoon with their first true day game of the season, after continuing a disturbing trend of dropping the first two games of each of their first two series.

Should the Dodgers continue that path, losing the first two games of each series but winning the remaining games, they would finish with an inverse record of last year, at 58-104.

So far in the second inning this year the Dodgers have had just three batters reach base, and two were erased on a double play. They are 1-for-18 (.056) with a walk through six games in the second inning this year (the other to reach base did so thanks to an error).

Starting lineups

Pos Dodgers Pos Diamondbacks
Pos Dodgers Pos Diamondbacks
CF Taylor LF Dyson (L)
SS Seager (L) SS Marte (S)
RF Puig 1B Goldschmidt
1B Hernandez CF Pollock
C Grandal (S) RF Owings
LF Kemp 2B Descalso (L)
2B Forsythe 3B Marrero
3B Farmer C Mathis
P Wood P Corbin (L)
Time: 12:40 p.m. PT TV: SportsNet LA

The Dodgers pitching staff has allowed just six runs in the first six innings of these first six games, good for a 1.50 ERA. They have allowed 10 runs from the seventh inning on, for a 4.03 ERA.

Dodgers relievers have allowed nearly as many walks (11) as the starters (12) despite facing two-thirds of the batters. That includes Tuesday night’s debacle in the seventh inning when Scott Alexander and Pedro Baez each walked two in the frame, including three bases-loaded walks in the same inning for the first time for the franchise since 2004.

Pitching matchup

Alex Wood looks to build off his eight scoreless innings in his first start, facing left-hander Patrick Corbin for Arizona.

Paul Goldschmidt (6-for-20, three homers, four walks) and A.J. Pollock (7-for-16, two homers, two doubles) have given Wood the most trouble, while David Peralta is just 2-for-12 (.167) against him.

Logan Forsythe (6-for-13, two doubles, walk) and Yasmani Grandal (5-for-11, double, walk) have had success against Corbin, and start at second base and catcher, respectively on Wednesday.

Kyle Farmer gets the start at third base and Kiké Hernandez is at first base, with Cody Bellinger‘s number coming up on off day roulette. This is the third infield position started by Hernandez this season.

Game info

Time: 12:40 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA