The Los Angeles Dodgers welcome the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates to town Thursday night, as the two teams begin a four-game series at Dodger Stadium. Dana Eveland, a graduate of nearby Palmdale High School, makes his first career start at Dodger Stadium, while Ross Ohlendorf for the Pirates. Eveland allowed one run in eight innings to the Pirates on September 1 at PNC Park.
Recent history is on the side of the Dodgers in this matchup. The Dodgers have won 22 of their last 28 games against the Pirates at Dodger Stadium, dating back to 2003. The Dodgers have not lost a season series against the Pirates since 2000, and won three of four games this season in Pittsburgh.
The Pirates began play on July 26 tied for first place in the National League Central, but they are just 14-35 since. Their loss on Wednesday in St. Louis ensure the Pirates their 19th consecutive losing season.
Eveland has allowed just one total run in 15 innings in his two starts with the Dodgers this season. Ohlendorf has allowed 25 runs in 25 innings in six starts for Pittsburgh this season.
Thursday night's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For a look at Dana Eveland's first start at Dodger Stadium, be sure to read True Blue LA.