Vince Velasquez (8-4, 3.94 ERA) and Kenta Maeda (11-7, 3.31 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (56-63) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (65-52) at Citizens Bank Park. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and can be seen on CSPh and SNLA.
Velasquez pitched 4.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering nine runs, striking out six and walking two in a 9-3 defeat to the Dodgers. Odubel Herrera (.285, 64 Rs, 12 HRs, 41 RBIs, 19 SBs) had another good game Sunday, going 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI. Maeda went 5.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out four and walking two in a 9-3 win over the Phillies in his most recent start. Corey Seager (.309, 74 Rs, 21 HRs, 56 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 Sunday.
For the ninth time this season, the Dodgers registered at least two errors in a game.
The Phillies managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Dodgers who are coming in with a 27-20 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Phillies are 14-51. The Dodgers have an 11-36 record when opponents outhit them.
Philadelphia ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 118 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 133.
Ranking 28th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 304 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 380.
When the Phillies hit at least one home run, they are 47-33. When the Dodgers hit at least one homer, they have a 49-27 record.