Rich Hill (10-3, 2.09 ERA) takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers (74-60) as they meet Luis Perdomo (7-7, 5.84 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (56-78) in the second of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Padres won the last game 4-2, and San Diego leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 9:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 3 and will air on SNLA and FSSD.
In his last start, Hill pitched 6.0 innings, allowing zero runs and striking out three in a 1-0 victory over the Giants. Justin Turner (.270, 61 Rs, 24 HRs, 76 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday. The Padres were also victorious the last time Perdomo pitched. He pitched well, going 9.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out three and walking three in a 3-1 victory over the Marlins. Yangervis Solarte (.273, 48 Rs, 14 HRs, 55 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The Dodgers are 29-25 against their divisional rivals, while the Padres are 23-28 against their division.
The Dodgers managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Padres who are coming in with a 28-15 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 13-59. The Dodgers have a 15-42 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 17th in home runs, San Diego has hit 153 this season. Los Angeles ranks 15th with 158 home runs.
Ranking 20th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 382 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 with 438.
The Dodgers are 57-30 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Padres are 46-41 when they hit at least one homer.