Turning the page from the weekend, the Dodgers head to Petco Park for a four-game series with the Padres. Over the last 162 games, the Dodgers have won 100 against San Diego with 48 of those wins coming on the road.
This season has been no different for Los Angeles, winning six of nine from the Padres, outscoring them by 24. After getting a taste of first place for a day last week, the Dodgers will look to take advantage of their neighbors to the south as they continue to chase down the Diamondbacks.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network out-of-market only)
Clayton Kershaw makes his 33rd career start against San Diego Monday night. The left-hander is 17-6 with a 1.94 ERA over his career, going 9-0 in his last 12 starts.
Luis Perdomo has struggled in five starts at the major league level this season, giving up 15 runs in 19 2⁄3 innings. The right-hander gave up nine runs on 10 hits to the Dodgers back on April 18.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Rich Hill has been efficient since returning from the disabled list June 19. In four starts, the lefty has a 2.78 ERA and has struck out 26 in 22 2⁄3 innings while walking just four.
Rookie Eric Lauer has pitched well over his past seven starts for he Friars. After allowing 26 runs in his first seven games, Lauer has only 11 earned since.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Kenta Maeda returns from the paternity list to continue what has been a great run. The right-hander has limited opponents to two or less runs in seven of his past eight starts, to the tune of a 2.01 ERA.
The Dodgers will face rookie left-handers on back-to-back nights when they Joey Lucchesi takes the ball. Lucchesi is averaging less than five innings in 13 starts in 2018, but has held opponents to two or less runs in eight of those games. The Dodgers scored three on the 25-year-old back in May 4 on their way to a 4-0 win.
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Ross Stripling makes his final start of the first half as he waits to see if he’ll make the All-Star roster as a substitute. The right-hander is certainly deserving of the honor.
Tyson Ross has been roughed up over his last two starts, giving up 15 runs over seven innings.