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Series Preview: A Dodger-Greinke reunion

By Joseph Jacquez
It's time for some more handshakes against the Dodgers, this time at home. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
It's time for some more handshakes against the Dodgers, this time at home. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 10, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) throws a pitch during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kenny Karst-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 10, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) throws a pitch during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kenny Karst-USA TODAY Sports /

Pitching Matchups:

Monday: Mike Bolsinger (1-3, 5.75 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.84 ERA)

Tuesday: Kenta Maeda (5-4, 2.70 ERA) vs. Archie Bradley (2-2, 5.22 ERA)

Wednesday: Clayton Kershaw (9-1, 1.52 ERA) vs. Patrick Corbin (3-5, 4.81 ERA)

Zack Greinke facing his former team might be the major storyline, but Clayton Kershaw’s start will be the highlight of the series. He’s having the best year of his career so far– just look at his 20.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

This is a mind-blowing number– especially considering that Noah Syndergaard is in second with a 7.82 ratio. The Dodgers are 12-1 when Kershaw starts so his value to his team speaks for itself.

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