The Dodgers hit the road beginning with a three-game series against the Marlins in Miami on Tuesday night. Here is a look at the schedule for the series, including an early morning start in the finale, plus the pitching matchups for the three-game set.
Tuesday, 4:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Alex Wood has 55 career starts with the Dodgers, after he started 55 games for the Braves. Tuesday breaks the tie. Wood has allowed one run in five innings in both of his May starts, both no-decisions and both eventual Dodgers wins.
Wei-Yin Chen has allowed six home runs in his three starts, and with nine runs given up in only three innings last Wednesday at Wrigley Field now has a 10.22 ERA, and more walks (eight) than strikeouts (six).
Wednesday, 4:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Walker Buehler has pitched 22 major league innings this season, and 20 of them have been scoreless. He has 27 strikeouts and seven walks in his four starts, including eight whiffs and no walks last Thursday against Cincinnati.
Caleb Smith has more strikeouts (53) than any pitcher on either staff in this series, and has a 3.63 ERA in eight starts this season. At home the 26-year-ols has been even better, with a 2.38 ERA in four starts and 29 strikeouts in 22⅔ innings in Miami.
Thursday, 9:10 a.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Kenta Maeda allowed season highs in runs (five) and hits (nine) in his last start, and the Dodgers have lost his last four starts. He allowed a run in six innings to the Marlins on April 24 at Dodger Stadium, with seven strikeouts and a walk.
Dan Straily missed the first four weeks of the season with a right forearm strain, and since his return has a 5.54 ERA in three starts, with more walks (11) than strikeouts (eight).