Preview: Zack Greinke Looks To Remain Unbeaten This Season
After Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to hold a 3-0 lead against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, they will look to bounce back as the two teams square off once again Tuesday evening.
The Dodgers will send their best pitcher so far this season, Zack Greinke, to the mound. In five starts the right-hander is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA. He has struggled at Miller Park since he has been on the Dodgers, as his ERA is 8.10 in two starts. However, he pitched well there when he was a member of the Brewers in 2011 and 2012, going 15-0 with a 2.93 ERA in 23 starts.
Milwaukee, owners of the worst record in the Major Leagues at 8-18, will counter with right-hander Matt Garza. The veteran is 2-3 with a 4.60 ERA so far this season. Garza has been in the league for 10 years, but this will be his first career start against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers middle infielders have faced Garza the most, Howie Kendrick is 7-for-12 with a home run off the right-hander and Jimmy Rollins is 4-for-23.
Yasmani Grandal is the hottest Dodger hitter, as he is 7-for-9 with a homer, two doubles and two RBIs in the past three games.
Joc Pederson is once again in the leadoff spot. He has hit two leadoff homers and five homers overall in the seven games he has been in that spot.
The National League Rookie of the Month for April, Alex Guerrero, will get the start in left field. While he hit five homers in his first 21 at-bats, Guerrero is just one for his last 12.
Brewers shortstop Jean Segura return’s to the lineup after missing Monday’s game due to being hit in the helmet with a pitch on Sunday. Segura is batting .289 with five stolen bases this season.
CF: Joc Pederson
SS: Jimmy Rollins
2B: Howie Kendrick
1B: Adrian Gonzalez
3B: Justin Turner
RF: Andre Ethier
C: Yasmani Grandal
LF: Alex Guerrero
P: Zack Greinke
CF: Carlos Gomez
LF: Gerardo Parra
RF: Ryan Braun
1B: Adam Lind
3B: Aramis Ramirez
2B: Scooter Gennett
SS: Jean Segura
C: Martin Maldonado
P: Matt Garza
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