Preview: Alex Wood Seeks Redemption Against Diamondbacks

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to face the Arizona Diamondbacks in their second of four games at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers are looking to snap their three-game losing streak and regain form as they head into the postseason. The magic number is still seven wins to clinch the National League West.

On the mound tonight for the Dodgers is Alex Wood. Wood had a rough outing the last time he faced the Diamondbacks in Arizona, allowing eight runs (six earned runs) in just 1.2 innings pitched. He has since recovered from the miserable outing with an impressive win over the Colorado Rockies, where he only conceded one hit throughout 8.0 innings. Tonight is a chance for Wood to redeem himself against the Diamondbacks and to prove that he is a lock for the 25-man playoff roster.

Pitching for the Diamondbacks is left-handed Pitcher Robbie Ray, who brings his 4-12 record and 3.72 ERA. In his last start against the Dodgers, where he coincidently faced Wood, Ray shut the Dodgers out through 5.0 innings pitched and only allowed two hits. Ray is coming off of a loss to the San Diego Padres, where he allowed four earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched. Ray has lost in eight of his last nine starts, with his sole win coming against the Dodgers. The Dodgers will look to redeem themselves tonight against the struggling pitcher.

To say that rookie, Corey Seager, has been impressive in his first 16 starts is an understatement. Seager has already broken the record for the most consecutive starts by a Dodger reaching base to start his career, which was previously held by Bill Russell at 15 games in 1969. Tonight Seager will start at shortstop and will look to extend his streak to 17 starts reaching base.

Dodgers Lineup:

LF: Justin Ruggiano

2B: Howie Kendrick

1B: Adrian Gonzalez

RF: Scott Van Slyke

SS: Corey Seager

C: A.J. Ellis

CF: Chris Heisey

3B: Alex Guerrero

P: Alex Wood

Diamondbacks Lineup:

SS: Nick Ahmed

2B: Chris Owings

CF: AJ Pollock

1B: Paul Goldschmidt

C: Jarrod Saltalamacchia

RF: Yasmany Tomas

LF: David Peralta

3B: Brandon Drury

P: Robbie Ray


One Comment

  1. Someone please tell me why Mattingly cant stay will a single batting order? Why is it that Heisey batting in the .150 is playing CF and not Pederson with his .215? Neither is great but seriously Pederson is better CF and his average is better. This team can’t be consitent because Mattingly refuses to allow there to be consistency.

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