After splitting the first two games of the series, the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals meet for the third time. Scoring has been at a premium and the same will likely hold true Saturday.
The Dodgers turn to right-hander Zack Greinke, who is coming off his worst start this season as he gave up five earned runs in 5.2 innings. The month of June has not been kind to Greinke, as he’s just 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA.
The Cardinals counter with Lance Lynn. The right-hander is coming off a dominating start against the Colorado Rockies that earned him his eighth win of the season.
In the start, Lynn threw eight scoreless innings while giving up just three hits. However, the month of June has also been a roller coaster for Lynn, as he is 2-3 with a 2.37 ERA.
The Dodger offense struggled Friday despite recording eight hits as they were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Dee Gordon was the biggest contributor, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Gordon has improved his batting average to .292 and continues to be a threat on the basepaths.
Hanley Ramirez was a late addition to the Dodgers lineup and he’ll bat third, which is a change from where he was previously hitting in the order. Andre Ethier is back in center field after not being in Friday’s lineup with a night of rest in mind.
It didn’t completely turn out that way however, as Scott Van Slyke was ejected from the game. Friday’s loss prevented the Dodgers from their first four-game winning streak this season, but they head into Saturday’s game still trailing the San Francisco Giants by two games.
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