Sunday, April 12, 2015

Greinke and Collmenter face off in series finale

The Dodgers should like the starting pitching matchup in Sunday's series finale against the D-backs.
Zack Greinke opposes Arizona's Opening Day starter Josh Collmenter. Greinke was 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA in four starts against the D-backs last year, while Collmenter is 4-7 with a 5.66 ERA in his career against the Dodgers.
Andre Ethier, who started Saturday night for the Dodgers in right field for Yasiel Puig, is expected to start in left field for Carl Crawford on Sunday, with Puig returning to the lineup. Also expected to return to the lineup is third baseman Juan Uribe, who got the night off before the day game.
Things to know about this game
• D-backs reliever Andrew Chafin has retired 16 consecutive batters since allowing a single to San Francisco's Brandon Crawford -- the first batter he faced -- on April 6.
• Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, who's on the DL, made 40 tosses playing catch Saturday, will not throw on Sunday and plans to play catch back-to-back Monday and Tuesday as he slowly returns from a left shoulder impingement.
• The D-backs are considering placing catcher Gerald Laird (tight back) on the disabled list.

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