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Dodgers, Yankees Set Pitching Matchups for First Series Between Teams Since 2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are facing off this weekend in a highly anticipated series. The teams, who have one of the longest standing rivalries in baseball, last met at Dodger Stadium in 2019, when the Yankees took two of three from the Dodgers.

This time around, both teams enter the series with 34 wins, and will be getting some reinforcements back for the three-game set.

The Dodgers are welcoming back RHP Michael Grove, who’s been out since April 20 with a groin injury. On the other side of things, the Yankees are welcoming back former MVPs Giancarlo Stanton and Josh Donaldson, and former Dodger Tommy Kahnle.

The pitching matchups are set for this weekend, so here’s who’s going each night, with a little info about each pitcher this season.

Kershaw Day

Clayton Kershaw is taking the mound for the Dodgers in the series opener on Friday night, going up against Luis Severino of the Yankees. Kershaw struggled in May after a dominant April, but will be hoping to get back on track in June. In his career against the Yankees, Kershaw has thrown 27 innings and has a 1.67 ERA in four starts.

As for Severino, he’s made just two starts this season but has looked really good in both of them. In his career against the Dodgers he’s made one appearance, going two scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

Grove’s Return

On Saturday afternoon, Michael Grove will be making his return to the mound, going up against the ace of the Yankees, Gerrit Cole. Grove hasn’t pitched since April 20, when he left his start with a groin injury. He’ll look to pick up where he left off in his final two starts, and in his two dominant rehab starts.

As for Cole, he’s struggled in his last two starts but has still been dominant overall this season. In his career against the Dodgers, he’s struggled, sporting a 5.53 ERA in seven starts (40.2 innings).

The Rookie’s Time to Shine

And finally, on Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, rookie RHP Bobby Miller is taking center stage for the Dodgers, going up against Domingo German of the Yankees.

Miller has made just two career starts, but the Dodgers feel confident in his abilities to handle the spotlight on Sunday night.

As for German, he’s making his second start since getting a 10-game suspension for using sticky substances. He’s been up-and-down all year long, but has made one good start against the Dodgers in his career, going six innings and allowing just one run.

Friday’s game starts at 7:10 p.m. PT; Saturday’s game starts at 4:15 p.m. PT; and Sunday’s game starts at 4:10 p.m. PT. This should be a very fun series.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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