Dodgers Vs. D-Backs Preview: Hernandez Looking To Rebound

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After taking two of three from the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Dodgers shift their attention to a two-game set against division rival Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers faced the Diamondbacks 14 times this season and are 10-4.

Starting for the Dodgers is Roberto Hernandez, who is looking to rebound from his last start. On the season, Hernandez is 7-9 with a 3.78 ERA and is 1-1 in three starts with the Dodgers.

The eight-year veteran has faced the Diamondbacks three times in his career and has been impressive. In the starts, Hernandez is 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA. Two of the three starts came this season, with the third coming in 2013.

Taking the hill for the Diamondbacks is Trevor Cahill, a five-year veteran who was involved in plenty of trade talks prior to the trade deadline. In 26 appearances this season, Cahill is 3-8 with a 4.54 ERA. The 26 year old has been both a starter and relief pitcher for the D-Backs, who are currently 18.5 games back in the NL West standings.

In 12 starts against the Dodgers, Cahill has a 6-2 record and 3.01 ERA. Those numbers may show some sort of dominance however, the Dodgers should look to the Oceanside native’s recent starts against them as a better indication.

In his two starts against the Dodgers this season, Cahill is 0-2 with an 8.49 ERA. In a combined 12 innings pitched, Cahill has allowed 13 hits, 11 earned runs and issued nine walks.

Carl Crawford returns to the lineup in left field, which means Andre Ethier is back to the bench.

Dodgers Lineup:

2B: Gordon

CF: Puig

1B: Gonzalez

RF: Kemp

SS: Ramirez

LF: Crawford

3B: Turner

C: Ellis

P: Hernandez

Diamondbacks Lineup:

CF: Inciarte

2B: Hill

RF: Peralta

1B: Trumbo

C: Montero

LF: Marte

3B: Lamb

SS: Gregorius

P: Cahill
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