The Dodgers end their 12-game homestand with a Freeway Series matchup against the Angels, the first of two consecutive weekend matchups between the two teams. The Dodgers are 3-6 on their current homestand, while the Angels are 6-3 on their current road trip. Here's a look at the pitching matchups for this weekend series, which ends with an epic Sunday duel between Clayton Kershaw and Jered Weaver.â†µ
Friday - 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket, KCOP): Dan Haren (6-5, 2.96 ERA) vs. Rubby De La Rosa (3-1, 4.58 ERA)â†µ
The Angels' co-ace matches up with the talented Dodgers' rookie making just his fourth major league start.â†µ
Saturday - 1:10 p.m. (Fox): Tyler Chatwood (4-4, 3.84 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (5-8, 3.07 ERA)â†µ
This time, the Dodgers are on the advantageous end of the experience spectrum, facing the rookie Chatwood.â†µ
Sunday - 1:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket, KCOP): Jered Weaver (9-4, 2.01 ERA) vs. Clayton Kershaw (7-3, 3.01 ERA)â†µ
Weaver is second in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) by both FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference.com, while Kershaw is tied for fifth (FanGraphs) and tied for seventh (Baseball-Reference). Kershaw also has two shutouts in his last five starts. Fans are in for a treat on Sunday.â†µ
Tonight's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by both Prime Ticket (Dodgers) and KCOP (Angels). For more news and information on the Freeway Series, be sure to read the SB Nation blogs True Blue LA and Halos Heaven.