The Los Angeles Dodgers return home Thursday after a seven-game road trip that included an all-too-familiar weather delay. First pitch of Wednesdays’ game, the finale of a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies, was delayed by two hours and 10 minutes. There was another 16-minute delay in the second inning, and the Dodgers ultimately lost on a walk-off sacrifice fly.
Four days removed from concluding a three-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals, the two teams meet again Thursday in the opener of a four-game series. While the matchup between the postseason rivals presents plenty of intrigue on its own, the next four days are filled with promotions to further entice fans to make the trip out to Dodger Stadium.
Below is a breakdown of the start times, probable starters and the respective promotion for each night.
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. PT (Michael Wacha vs. Carlos Frias)
Tthe first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive the following Kenley Jansen Bobblehead presented by State Farm:
Additionally, the national anthem will be performed by Kearran Giovanni and Dodger alumnus Tim Leary will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Jansen has appeared in six games since being reinstated from the disabled list, and has five saves in as many opportunities and one hold.
However, after mysteriously going absent in Wednesday’s loss, Jansen’s availability for Thursday’s game is unknown.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. PT (Carlos Martinez vs. Brett Anderson)
Grammy nominated DJ Morgan Page will play music pregame beginning at 6:40 p.m. PT. The game will be followed by the weekly Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny’s. As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 405 youth from local schools will be bussed in.
Saturday, 7:10 p.m. PT (Jaime Garcia vs. Clayton Kershaw)
In similar fashion to the Dodgers’ May 16 home game, Saturday’s contest will be preceded by another game. Whereas it was previously the Old Timers gracing the Dodger Stadium grass, celebrities, actors and former athletes will participate in the Hollywood Stars Game.
Fans with a ticket to Saturday’s Cardinals-Dodgers game can attend the Hollywood Stars feature at no additional costs. Auto and stadium gates open at 3:30 p.m. PT. Again as part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, more than 400 youth will be in attendance.
Sunday, 5:08 p.m. PT (Lance Lynn vs. Zack Greinke)
In a game that ESPN picked up for its Sunday Night Baseball telecast, the first 15,000 ticketed children age 14 and under will receive the following kids’ cereal bowl presented by Sports Authority:
Per usual on a Sunday home game, Viva Los Dodgers will be held at the historic 76 station on the Dodger Stadium grounds. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. PT and will feature Manny Mota signing autographs from 3:00-5:00 p.m. PT.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. PT (Jeremy Hellickson vs. Carlos Frias)
While it is part of the Dodgers’ series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the first 40,000 fans in attendance on June 9 will receive a Joc Pederson t-shirt:
After concluding their seven-game homestand Wednesday, the Dodgers will hit the road and won’t return to Chavez Ravine until June 19 when the San Francisco Giants come to town.
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