Johnny Cueto faced the Dodgers on Opening Day and took a no-decision, but the Giants took the 8-1 loss. He tossed 4 innings of 1 run ball and allowed 5 hits while striking out 3 batters and walking 1 batter. He is still seeking his first win on the year as the Giants are 1-2 in his 3 outings. The Dominican Republic native is 4-5 in 11 starts at Dodgers Stadium with a 2.35 ERA totaling 51 strikeouts.
Clayton Kershaw was a late scratch due to stiff back on Opening Day and was out for a couple of weeks. He made his season debut Sunday against Arizona and got the win. He pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings with 3 hits allowed and struck out 6 batters/. The left-hander was 1-2 in 3 starts against the Giants last year with 17 strikeouts but was dealing with shoulder and back injuries. He has made over 47 career starts vs the Giants and is 23-12 with a 1.98 ERA which includes 350 strikeouts against 1294 total batters faced.
First pitch is at 6:10 pm