Series Preview: Padres Head to LA to Face Dodgers

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Jul 29, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) doubles in the third inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2

Game 2 with have Eric Stults (5-13, 4.64 ERA) pitch against Roberto Hernandez (1-0, 2.25 ERA). Stults has pitched well lately. This month, he is 2-0 with a 1.41 in 3 starts this month. Stults has 6 starts against the Dodgers, going 1-4 with a 3.96 ERA. This season, he has pitched poorly on the road. He has a 5.11 ERA and is 1-9 in 14 road starts.

Hernandez just arrived from pitching for the Phillies where he went 6-8 with a 3.87 ERA. Formerly known as Fausto Carmona, Hernandez has faced the Padres once, getting the win in 6 innings and allowing 2 runs. He has a 3.16 ERA at home this year. He has been consistent this year. He has not allowed more than 3 runs in a start since July 4th, and that was also the last time he lost a start.

Another player to watch for the Dodgers is of course, Yasiel Puig. He is hitting .313 with 13 HRs and 59 RBI. He has already walked 16 more times this year than he did last year in just 11 more games. He is hitting .286 in his career against San Diego with 6 home runs in 23 games.