As the Dodgers look to salvage the series with a win in Cincinnati on Thursday, they have the right guy on the mound. Clayton Kershaw (7-4, 3.25 ERA) is coming off a fine start where he allowed 2 runs in 7 innings against the New York Yankees last Friday. He’ll look to play the role of the stopper, trying to end a four game skid for LA.
RHP Graham Ashcraft (3-4, 6.64 ERA) toes the rubber for the Reds.
Put a pot of coffee on, this is an early one.
Here’s a look at the lineup Dave Roberts is sending out against the Reds’ right-hander.
Will Smith gets the day off after the night game, while Austin Barnes catches his buddy Kershaw. Miguel Rojas, who exited last night’s game with neck stiffness, is out of the lineup, replaced by Chris Taylor at shortstop. James Outman is back in the lineup in centerfield after sitting out the first two games of the series.
Here’s all the important betting information and full stats for Thursday’s game:
Full Lineups, Betting Odds and More Stats
Clayton Kershaw makes his 13th start of the season and the 15th start in his career against the Reds. In 14 previous outings, the left-hander is 6-2 with a 2.25 ERA in 96 innings. He’s 3-0 with a 2.86 ERA in 7 starts at Great American Ballpark. For more fun with stats, Kersh is 59-19 with a 2.45 ERA in day time starts.
Ashcraft will be making his first career start against the Dodgers. He has a 6.00 lifetime ERA in 16 starts at his home ballpark.
Here’s everything you need to know about the two pitchers this season:
How To Watch the Dodgers Game Today
First pitch today is set for 9:35 a.m. PT on Spectrum SportsNet LA. You can listen on AM570 LA Sports Radio or KTNQ1020 in Spanish.
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