Date/Time (PT)/Opponent Probable Pitchers TV/Radio
Sat., July 23 4:15 pm at STL RHP Kenta Maeda (8-7, 3.25) vs. RHP Mike Leake (7-7, 4.00) TV: SNLA/SNLA Spanish Radio: AM 570/KTNQ 1020/KMPC 1540
Sun., July 24 5:05 pm at STL LHP Scott Kazmir (8-3, 4.30) vs. TBD TV: ESPN Radio: AM 570/KTNQ 1020/KMPC 1540
LOS ANGELES DODGERS (54-43) at St. Louis Cardinals (51-44)
RHP Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.69) vs. RHP Michael Wacha (5-7, 4.45)
Friday, July 22, 2016 | 7:15 p.m. CT | Busch Stadium | St. Louis, MO
Game 98 | Road Game 50 (24-25) | Night Game 73 (37-35)
TV: SNLA/SNLA Spanish | Radio: AM 570 (Eng.)/KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.)/AM 1540 (Kor.)
SEEING RED: The Dodgers continue their 10-day, nine-game road
trip (3-3) with the first of three games against the Cardinals in St.
Louis. Los Angeles opened the trip by losing two of three to the D-
backs before winning their three-game set in Washington, which
included yesterday’s 6-3 victory. The Dodgers return home after the St.
Louis series for a five-game homestand against the Rays (two games)
and D-backs (three games).
The Dodgers are 4.0 games behind the Giants in the NL West,
and lead the NL Wild Card race, 1.0 game ahead of the
A win tonight would move the Dodgers to a season high-
tying 12 games over .500 (also: 52-40 on July 15).
The Dodgers have won 11 of their last 17 games and are 19-
10 since June 17. The club hopes to continue that momentum
in the second half, where since 2013, the Dodgers own the
best record in baseball at 129-82 (.611).
In a historically evenly matched series, Los Angeles holds a
1,020-1,018-15 all-time advantage over the Cardinals in the
regular season, including a 25-24 mark since the start of the
RED HOT: Justin Turner tied career highs with five RBI (also: May
15, 2011 with the Mets at Houston) and two home runs yesterday
(fourth time) as he continued his hot streak. With two home runs off
Stephen Strasburg, Turner became the first Major Leaguer to hit two
home runs in one game off an undefeated pitcher with double-digit
wins since June 27, 1986, when the Orioles' Eddie Murray homered
twice off Boston's Roger Clemens (13-0) in Baltimore. Source: Elias
Turner is batting .400 (10-for-25) with a double, four homers
and 11 RBI in six games since the All-Star break and is
hitting .333 (24-for-135) with 24 runs scored, nine doubles,
13 homers and 35 RBI in his last 35 games since June 10,
ranking among the NL leaders in most major categories:
Justin Turner, NL Ranks Since June 10 (w/NL Ranks)
Home Runs 13 (1st)
RBI 35 (1st)
Hits 45 (t-4th)
Batting Avg. .333 (T-9th)
Slugging Pct. .689 (3rd)
Runs 24 (T-8th)
Source: Stats, LLC
Turner’s 17 home runs are a career high, surpassing the 16 he
hit in 126 games last year.
Overall, Turner is one of four Dodgers with a batting average
above .300 with runners in scoring position (.324, 24-for-74),
joining Yasiel Puig (.318, 21-for-66), Corey Seager (.304,
21-for-69) and Adrián González (.301, 25-for-83).
THIS IS HOWIE DO IT: Howie Kendrick went 1-for-4 with a run
scored yesterday to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, batting .431
(22-for-51) with six doubles, a homer and six RBI since July 4.
Kendrick has posted a .403/.479/.581 slashline in 16 July games, going
25-for-62 with eight doubles, a homer and seven RBI, and leads the
Majors in batting average and doubles (T-1st) this month:
MLB July Batting Leaders
1. Howie Kendrick, LAD .403 (25-for-62)
2. Mookie Betts, BOS .403
3. Joey Votto, CIN .400
4. Andrelton Simmons, LAA .397
5. Josh Donaldson, TOR .390
The longest hitting streak of Kendrick’s career is 18, set June
20-July 9, 2011.
After batting just .188 (16-for-85) with one extra-base hit (a
double) through his first 27 games of the season, Kendrick
has hit .311 (61-for-196) with a .380 on-base percentage, 14
doubles, four homers and 18 RBI in 57 games since May 13.
STRONG START: Brandon McCarthy has allowed just three runs
in 16.0 innings (1.69 ERA) and limited opposing hitters to a .148
batting average (8-for-54) with 22 strikeouts against just four walks in
three starts (2-0) since returning from the DL on July 3 (Tommy John
surgery). McCarthy has gone 5-0 in seven starts since joining the
Dodgers last year and is just the eighth Los Angeles pitcher to win his
first five decisions with the club. With a win today, he would join
Kazuhisa Ishii and Fernando Valenzuela as the only pitchers in LA
history to win their first six decisions as Dodgers:
Los Angeles Pitchers to Win First 5+ Decisions, Since 1958
Player Stk Start Date End Date
Fernando Valenzuela 10 09/30/1980 - 05/14/1981
Kazuhisa Ishii 6 04/06/2002 - 05/04/2002
Brandon McCarthy 5 04/08/2015 - current
Chris Capuano 5 04/12/2012 - 05/11/2012
Ted Lilly 5 08/03/2010 - 08/24/2010
Scott Proctor 5 08/09/2007 - 09/18/2008
Pat Zachry 5 04/13/1983 - 08/30/1983
Bob Welch 5 06/21/1978 - 08/16/1978
Source: Stats, LLC
THE PEN IS MIGHTY: The Dodgers rank second in the Major
Leagues with a 2.99 bullpen ERA (107 ER/321.2 IP), behind only
Washington’s 2.88 mark. Los Angeles’ relief corps tops the big leagues
in opponents’ batting average (.199) and WHIP (1.04).
Kenley Jansen ranks among the MLB relief leaders in WHIP
(0.70, 1st), opponents’ batting average (.154, 5th), ERA (1.30,
9th) and saves (28, T-4th).
Joe Blanton ranks among the Major League relief leaders in
opponents’ average (.145, 2nd) and WHIP (0.81, 7th).
Adam Liberatore picked up the win yesterday with two
strikeouts in a scoreless inning, extending his Dodger-
franchise record to 27 consecutive scoreless appearances.
Since the streak started on May 20, he has tossed 21.2
scoreless innings and limited opposing hitters to a .101
batting average (7-for-69) with 28 strikeouts against six
walks. Overall, Liberatore leads MLB relievers with a 0.56
ERA, while ranking among the top relievers in opponents’
batting average (.156, 7th) and WHIP (0.84, 9th).
TAKE TWO: Corey Seager, who has missed the last three games due
to a stomach bug, has hit safely in five consecutive games and in 24 of
his last 26 games (with an at-bat), batting .360 (40-for-111) with 21
runs, 15 doubles, two homers and seven RBI since June 16.
Seager is tied for second in the NL with 27 doubles this
season, which are also tied with Raul Mondesi for the second
most doubles by a Los Angeles rookie:
Doubles Leaders, Los Angeles Rookies Since 1958
1. Eric Karros, 1992 30
2t. Raul Mondesi, 1994 27
2t. Corey Seager, 2016 27
Seager continues to lead the Dodgers in hits, runs and home
runs (T-1st), something no Dodger rookie has done since
Jackie Robinson in 1947.
Through just 97 team games, with 17 home runs, Seager trails
only Hanley Ramirez by two (19, 2013) for the Los Angeles
single-season home run record by a shortstop.
BANGED UP: The Dodgers have had 22 players spend time on the
disabled list this year, tied for the most by a National League club
(also: 2015 Mets) and for the second most by any team in the last 30
years since 1987, behind only the 2012 Red Sox (27).
MATCHUP vs. CARDINALS
Dodgers: 2nd, NL West (4.0 GB) Cardinals: 2nd, NL Central (6.5 GB)
All-Time: LA leads, 1,020-1,018-16 (12-23 at Busch Stadium)
2016: LA leads series, 2-1 (0-0 at Busch Stadium)
May 13 @LA: W, 8-4 W: Stripling L: Wacha S: Jansen
May 14 @LA: W, 5-3 W: Kazmir L: Martinez S: Jansen
May 15 @LA: L, 2-5 W: Leake L: Howell S: Rosenthal