Pregame News And Notes-8-19-14


Pre game news and notes for Padres/Dodgers Game 1 – 8-19-14

The Dodgers are 32-18 against the NL West this season.

The Dodgers need a win tonight to avoid their first four game losing streak of the year. The only other Dodger clubs to go this late in the season without losing four or more in a row is the 1988 club (161 games), and the 1924 Brooklyn club (154 games).

The Dodgers have won five of their last six against San Diego and are 7-3 versus the Padres this season.

Andre Ethier is batting .324 (11 for 34) with two doubles, and two home runs against tonight’s opposing starter Ian Kennedy.

The Dodgers have thrown two consecutive shutouts against San Diego, but have never thrown three consecutive shutouts against the Friars. This means the Dodger hurlers have 21 consecutive shutout innings thrown against San Diego, with a 2.03 ERA and have limited the Padre batters to a .187 batting average against.

Kevin Correia will make his Dodger Stadium debut tonight against his former club. The veteran right hander has made three consecutive quality starts, with six or more frames, in 17 of his 24 starts this year. Correia has limited lead-off hitters of an inning to a major league low .229 OBP, which ties with Hyun-jin Ryu for the lowest in the majors.