Clayton Kershaw will make his 52nd career start against the Giants today. Kershaw begins the game with 370 career strikeouts against his Northern California rival. Only Warren Spahn’s 416 strikeouts in 118 games and 109 starts has more than Kershaw.
Alex Cobb has 188 starts and 1080 ⅔ innings pitched. Prior to today’s game, Cobb was one of three active pitchers to have accrued 180+ starts and 1000+ innings pitched and had not pitched against the Dodgers in the regular season.
Dallas Keuchel and Martín Pérez are the other active pitchers with those career marks and have not faced the Dodgers in the regular season.
Gavin Lux is batting fifth for the first time this season, he made 8 starts in the five spot in 2021, the last one was on June 26th against the Cubs.
Giants - Dodgers lineups
- Teams: Dodgers (63-30) vs. Giants (48-46)
- Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Alex Cobb
- Location: Dodger Stadium
- Time: 1:10 p.m.
- TV: SportsNet LA