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Dodgers: Pitching Probables With the Padres Offers a Potentially Electric Series

The Dodgers and Padres will meet up this week for just the second time all season. With MLB’s odd scheduling, Thursday night will be just the 4th game between these two NL West teams all season. And it should be a very fun matchup to watch. 

Not only are both teams right at the top of the standings, but both are also working their way through superstar injuries. The Dodgers are without guys like Mookie Betts and Walker Buehler while the Padres are missing Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. 

But the potential pitching matchups for this series could be what makes it electric. 

Thursday: Mitch White vs. Joe Musgrove

Mitch White gets another start, and he’s been surprisingly reliable. Over his last 4 starts, he has combined for 6 earned runs in 18 innings of work. But the Dodgers will have to go through Joe Musgrove who is having a phenomenal season. But he is coming off of his worst outing of the season, allowing 6 earned runs against the Phillies last Thursday. 

Friday: Tony Gonsolin vs. Blake Snell

The Dodgers have their best pitcher going on Friday night with Tony on the mound. He is 9-0 and currently holds the best ERA in baseball. He faces off against Blake Snell and his swollen 5.60 earned run average. That one has the potential to be a very fun one to watch for fans in Los Angeles. 

Saturday: Tyler Anderson vs. Yu Darvish

Tyler Anderson will be looking to make up for a little bit of a stinker on Monday night when he allowed the Rockies to put up 4 runs on him in 6 innings. But the Dodger lefty will have to do it against Yu Darvish and his dominant month of June. He has combined for a 2.52 ERA and punched out 31 batters in 5 starts. 

Sunday: Clayton Kershaw vs. MacKenzie Gore 

Sunday will be a matchup of the new versus the old. Kershaw will want to rebound off of his worst start of the season against the Rockies, and young hurler MacKenzie Gore will go for San Diego. he’s coming off of 5 shutout innings against the Phillies and has posted very lopsided starts for the month of June. He had two starts where he did not allow any runs, and two starts where he combined for 14 earned runs. 

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