Robbie Ray (11-5, 2.97 ERA) gets the ball for the Diamondbacks in the opener tomorrow night. The left hander faced the Dodgers in his start at Chase Field on Aug 30. In that outing, Ray struck out 10, only walked two and gave up one run on four hits in 6.2 innings.
Ray pitched well in his last road start against the New York Mets and has been outstanding away from Chase Field. An All-Star this season, Ray is 6-1 with a 1.49 ERA in 11 road starts this season and has yet to drop a decision against the Dodgers in 2017.
Ray owns a 2.19 ERA across 37 innings in six career starts at Dodger Stadium. He faced the Dodgers in Los Angeles in April, gave up one earned run in six innings and did not factor into the decision.
The Dodgers will send fellow southpaw Rich Hill to the mound. It will be interesting to see what adjustments Hill makes against a D-backs’ lineup that knocked him around last week at Chase Field. Hill gave up five earned runs in the first and the Diamondbacks never looked back.
In three at-bats against Hill, Jake Lamb has a home run, three RBI and three walks.