Dodgers Pitching Preview: Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a short 2-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays and had a day off before beginning the second series. Even though they weren’t able to sweep this series, we are still hopeful for a series sweep against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The 3-game series begins on Friday July 29th at 7:10 PST at Dodger Stadium. For the Dodgers, 9 of the next 12 games will be played at the Chavez Ravine. Following the series vs. Arizona, the Dodgers will take a short road trip to face the Colorado Rockies for 3-games.

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Game 1: 7:10PM PT – RHP Kenta Maeda

The first game of the series will feature Kenta Maeda as the starting pitcher. The last time he faced the Diamondbacks he pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up five runs on seven hits.

Maeda has a 4.02 ERA in three starts against the Diamondbacks

Game 2: 6:10PM PT – LHP Scott Kazmir

On Saturday we will see Scott Kazmir who has only faced the Diamondbacks once, but still earned a W for the boys in blue. On one of Kazmir’s recent starts against the Washington Nationals, he struck out 8 players and earned the Dodgers an 8-4 win.

In July, Kazmir has posted a 3.00 ERA  and added 26 strikeouts.

Game 3: 1:10PM PT – RHP Bud Norris

Lastly, to close out the series, Bud Norris will be taking the mound on Sunday. Norris last start was in the series opener vs. the Rays. Norris pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out six.

In 3 home starts, Norris has a 1.56 ERA and added 19 strikeouts and five walks. Norris last start was in the series opener vs. the Rays.

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With the Dodgers only 2 games behind the San Fransisco Giants, we can almost smell first place in the NL West standings. Let’s hope the bullpen stays alive to help secure the Dodgers in the No. 1 spot.

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Written by Michelle Guerrero

Senior Journalism major at California State University Long Beach. Taco enthusiast, music junkie, LA born and raised. My favorite Dodger player is Kike Hernandez because who doesn't love a jokester. Follow me on twitter @yomichelle_


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