The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off an unexpected meltdown and loss against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday and are looking for a split in the two-game Interleague series.
A pair of 2014 All-Stars take the mound Wendesday in the forms of right-handers Zack Greinke and Max Scherzer.
Greinke looks to get the Dodgers back on track after Hyun-Jin Ryu managed to pitch just 2.1 innings in Tuesday’s route. Greinke started July off strong, throwing eight solid innings against the Colorado Rockies, while striking out eight and giving up one run. Current Tiger hitters hold a combined .253 career average against Greinke.
Scherzer has picked up right where he left off last season. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner is 10-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 18 starts this season. Scherzer is coming off a start nearly identical to Greinke’s as he also went eight innings, giving up just one run and striking out seven.
Current Dodgers have a lowly .219 career average against Scherzer. The right-hander allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings during his April 8 start against the Dodgers in which he took a no-decision.
Hanley Ramirez is once again in the lineup as the designated hitter and Miguel Rojas remains at shortstop. The Tigers do a bit of shuffling with their lineup that results in Miguel Cabrera receiving the day off.
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