Dodgers come to Philly for a four-game set with the Phillies

Dodgers come to Philly for set with Phillies
On the heels of a momentum-boosting win on Sunday, the Phillies welcome the best team in baseball in the Los Angeles Dodgers to Citizens Bank for a four-game set to begin tonight.

The Dodgers enter play on Monday with a 62-33 record and sit comfortably 14 1/2 games up in the National League West.

Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the visitors in the opening contest. He held the Padres to just two runs (one earned) in seven innings in his most recent start. He's carrying a 3.09 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 99 innings this year, though he hasn't recorded a win since June 18th. He shut down the Phils in a meeting earlier this season, allowing one run (zero earned) in seven innings. He stands at 3-5 with a 2.83 ERA in 14 career starts against Philadelphia.

The Phillies counter with Zach Eflin who is looking to bounce back from one his worst starts of the season. He surrendered seven runs (six earned) in three innings against the Braves in his latest start on July 4th. He surrendered 16 runs over his last 14 innings of work.

The Phillies enter play tonight eight games off the pace in the NL East and 1 1/2 games behind the second-place Nationals.

Tonight's Lineup
Kingery 8
Segura 6
Harper 9
Hoskins 3
Realmuto 2
Bruce 7
Franco 5
Hernandez 4
Eflin 1
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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