Dodgers Vs. Indians Preview: Ryu Looks To Beat Indians In Rubber Match
After a win on Monday and a loss Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers look to win the rubbermatch of the series against the Cleveland Indians. Tuesday’s loss stopped the Dodgers from earning their first four-game winning streak of the season.
The team looks to get back to their winning ways by sending Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound. Ryu is 9-4 on the season with a 3.12 ERA. A win will give the left-hander double-digit wins for the second straight year. He has given up three earned runs or less in 12 out of 15 starts this season. This will be the left-hander’s first look at the Indians in his career.
One player Ryu needs to watch out for is third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, who is batting .344 on the season and homered in Cleveland’s victory on Tuesday.
Cleveland sends Trevor Bauer to the mound. The right-hander is 2-4 with a 4.39 ERA this season. Bauer has struggled on the road posting an 0-3 record with a 5.64 ERA in four starts, which is good news for Los Angeles.
In his only career start against the Dodgers, Bauer allowed just two hits in six innings of work in a 7-1 Indians’ victory in July of 2012.
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez does not get the start today. Clint Robinson, who recorded his first Major League on Monday, will take his place. The 29-year-old rookie hit an RBI single in the seventh inning, which led to the 1-0 Dodger victory.
After a short time in first place, Los Angeles enters today’s game behind the San Francisco Giants by half a game in the NL West standings.
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