National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, August 26
(All times Eastern)
Los Angeles Dodgers (74-58) at Arizona Diamondbacks (55-76), 9:40 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles - Roberto Hernandez (7-9, 3.78)
Arizona - Trevor Cahill (3-8, 4.54)
(SportsNetwork.com) - Roberto Hernandez makes his fourth start for the Los
Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday when they begin a brief two-game series with the
Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Hernandez has gone 1-1 in his first three starts with the team, but absorbed
the loss his last time out to San Diego. Hernandez gave up four runs (3
earned) and eight hits in five innings of that one, dropping him to 7-9
overall on the year to go along with a 3.78 ERA.
He had surrendered just three runs in 12 innings of his first two starts with
the Dodgers since being acquired from Philadelphia.
"I didn't feel it was my best," Hernandez said. "I got behind in the count. I
just wasn't able to get in a rhythm. I was getting outside of the zone a
Hernandez has faced the D-backs three times and is 2-1 against them with a
Los Angeles will be trying to bounce back on Tuesday after it was denied a
three-game sweep over the New York Mets on Sunday thanks to an 11-3 drubbing
in the finale at Dodger Stadium. Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-3 with two
doubles, an RBI and a run scored and Dee Gordon drove in a run with a triple
for Los Angeles, which had its three-game win streak come to an end.
Kevin Correia (2-1) gave up seven runs -- five earned -- on seven hits over
three frames in defeat.
"Kevin wasn't too good," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "We hurt
ourselves and it cost us a couple of runs.
Arizona, meanwhile, comes in having lost seven of nine, but did take two of
three from San Diego over the weekend. The D-backs, though, couldn't complete
the sweep on Sunday and fell, 7-4.
Rookie Chase Anderson (7-6) allowed five runs -- four earned -- on six hits in
five innings for Arizona, which is 18 1/2 games back of the Dodgers in NL
"I just lost feel in that fifth inning, I can't really tell you why," Anderson
Getting the call for Arizona on Tuesday will be righty Trevor Cahill, who has
thrived since a stint in the minors. Cahill has gone 2-0 in four August starts
and has allowed two runs or less in each outing.
"I've been able to throw offspeed pitches for strikes," said Cahill, who is
3-8 on the year with a 4.54 ERA. "I think my sinker command isn't where I want
it to be at, but if I fall behind, I feel like I can go to three different
pitches, which helps out a lot."
Cahill could continue to impress on Tuesday, as he is 6-2 in 14 games (12
starts) versus the Dodgers with a 3.01 ERA.
Los Angeles has won 10 of its 14 matchups with the Diamondbacks this season.
08/26 10:31:03 ET