Preview: Hyun-Jin Ryu Faces Padres As Dodgers Look To Improve In Road...

Preview: Hyun-Jin Ryu Faces Padres As Dodgers Look To Improve In Road Games

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After snapping an 11-game regular-season losing streak to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers now head to Petco Park for the start of a three-game series with the San Diego Padres.

Los Angeles is just 1-4 in road games this season, while San Diego is just 4-7 at home but have won back-to-back games.

Hyun-Jin Ryu makes his third start of the season, and looks to build off an excellent outing against the Oakland Athletics. He tossed six shutout innings in the contest, yielding just one hit and one walk with eight strikeouts.

All-in-all, Ryu has posted a 2.79 ERA, 2.85 FIP and 1.24 WHIP in 9.2 frames with 10 strikeouts to six walks. Furthermore, he has yet to allow a home run this season.

In his career at Petco Park, Ryu owns a 2-0 record (three starts) with a minuscule 0.90 ERA and 0.75 WHIP over 20 innings pitched.

Taking the place of Luis Perdomo, who was suspended for intentionally hitting Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado last week, is Robbie Erlin.

Like Ryu, the 27-year-old has enjoyed success in the early going. Though, Erlin is making his first start of the season after compiling a 2.38 ERA, 2.00 FIP and 0.79 WHIP across 11.1 innings as a reliever (five games).

Over his career against the Dodgers, Erlin has pitched to a 1.17 ERA and 0.65 WHIP in 15.1 innings while accumulating 12 strikeouts to one walk.

After batting third in the lineup for much of the season, Yasiel Puig finds himself batting seventh for the first time. He’s also made starts in the five-spot and sixth.

Dodgers lineup:

CF: Chris Taylor
SS: Corey Seager
2B: Kiké Hernandez
1B: Cody Bellinger
LF: Matt Kemp
C: Yasmani Grandal
RF: Yasiel Puig
3B: Kyle Farmer
P: Hyun-Jin Ryu