Dodgers at Diamondbacks
The Arizona Diamondbacks are off to a 21-8 start for the first time in franchise history as they enter Wednesday's home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Arizona has won the first two contests of the four-game series and has prevailed in seven of eight meetings with Los Angeles this season.
A.J. Pollock belted his 10th shot of the season in Tuesday's 4-3 victory after recording his first career three-homer performance a night earlier. The Dodgers have fallen nine games behind the Diamondbacks in the National League West with four straight losses and seven in eight games. Los Angeles registered just four hits in its latest setback, with Chris Taylor notching two and Cody Bellinger contributing a two-run homer. Arizona star Paul Goldschmidt, who is mired in a 14-game home run drought, is 10-for-22 with two blasts and seven RBIs against Tuesday's scheduled starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.
TV: 9:40 p.m. ET, SportsNet LA (Los Angeles), FS Arizona
PITCHING MATCHUP: Dodgers LH Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-0, 2.22 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks RH Zack Godley (4-1, 3.81)
Ryu settled for a no-decision in his last turn after giving up two runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings against San Francisco. The 31-year-old has struck out 32 batters and walked only four over his last four outings and is holding opposing hitters to a .152 average. Ryu is 3-3 with a 3.98 ERA in 11 career starts against Arizona and struggled in a no-decision on April 2, when he yielded three runs on five hits and five walks in just 3 2/3 frames.
Godley defeated Washington in his last turn but was far from sharp, allowing four runs and 10 hits in five innings. The 27-year-old worked seven solid frames in each of his first two starts of the season but hasn't lasted more than 5 1/3 in any of his last three outings. Godley is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in two starts against the Dodgers this year and 2-2 with a 3.79 ERA in 10 career appearances (six starts).
1. Dodgers 3B Justin Turner (wrist) had his expected rehab assignment pushed back, with the new projected start time being at some point next week.
2. Arizona RHP Brad Boxberger recorded his 10th save on Tuesday and has yet to squander an opportunity.
3. Los Angeles recalled LHP Edward Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned RHP Brock Stewart to the same club.