The Dodgers look to snap their four-game losing streak Saturday night as they face the Astros at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers are 0-4 on their 12-game homestand after getting swept by the Reds and dropping the opener to Houston 7-3 on Friday night. Tonight the Dodgers turn to rookie Rubby De La Rosa, making his first start at Dodger Stadium.
De La Rosa is making his third start overall, having won his first two starts with a pair of five-inning outings on the road. He is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 15 innings this season, which also includes three relief appearances. Wandy Rodriguez gets the start for Houston.
Casey Blake, who has been out of the starting lineup for six games with a pinched nerve in his neck, is expected to start tonight. Blake, who appeared as a pinch hitter in five of the last six games, said on Friday night that he'd be in the starting lineup Saturday, per Tony Jackson of ESPN LA. The Dodgers are 15-20 at Dodger Stadium this season.
Tonight's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.