LA Dodgers (1st - NL West) at Chi. Cubs (5th - NL Central)

Matchup Details
Thu, Sep 18 - Wrigley Field
First Pitch - 8:05 PM ET
W/LUnitsHomeAwayO/URL W/LRL Units
LA Dodgers 86-664.3640-3546-3175-6976-769.22
Chi. Cubs 68-84-5.5438-3630-4876-6977-75-15.26
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
A LOOK BACK
 
INJURY REPORT
Los Angeles
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
SSH. Ramirez
Ques Thurs
Elbow
09/17/14
Ramirez has a right elbow strain and has missed the last two games. He is questionable Thursday against the Cubs.0-1
$-100
1-0
SPH. Ryu
Out indefinitely
Shoulder
09/15/14
Ryu is dealing with left shoulder irritation and is not expected to return during the regular season.3-2
$+79
4-0
SPS. Fife
out for season
Elbow
09/18/14
Fife has been placed on the 60-day disabled list due to season-ending right UCL surgery.0-2
$-221
2-0
SPJ. Beckett
out for season
Hip
09/06/14
Beckett has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list with left hip impingement. He will not pitch again this season.21-16
$+279
22-14
RPO. Garcia
60-day DL
Elbow
08/31/14
Garcia is on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from left elbow surgery. He has been sent on a rehab assignment however there is no timetable for his return.86-66
$+436
75-69
RPP. Maholm
out for season
Knee
08/04/14
Maholm has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. He is recovering from season ending reconstructive surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.24-18
$+320
24-16
SPC. Billingsley
out for season
Elbow
07/10/14
Billingsley will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.86-66
$+436
75-69
RPC. Withrow
60-day DL
Elbow
06/06/14
Withrow has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.55-36
$+1410
43-43
Chicago
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
CW. Castillo
Doub Thurs
Rest
09/18/14
Castillo is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday against the Dodgers as he will likely be given the day to rest.0-0
$+0
0-0
1BA. Rizzo
Doub Thurs
Rest
09/18/14
Rizzo is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday against the Dodgers as he will likely be given the day to rest.0-0
$+0
0-0
SSS. Castro
out for season
Ankle
09/03/14
Castro has been diagnosed with a left high-ankle sprain and will miss the remainder of the season.5-8
$-196
7-6
SPE. Jackson
Prob Fri
Back
09/16/14
Jackson is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list and start Friday against the Dodgers.13-13
$+274
14-12
CFR. Sweeney
out for season
Hamstring
09/03/14
Sweeney has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list due to a hamstring injury.9-12
$-80
13-8
CFJ. Ruggiano
out for season
Ankle
09/02/14
Ruggiano has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list due to a sprained left ankle and will miss the remainder of the season.12-12
$+274
14-10
SPJ. McDonald
60-day DL
Shoulder
03/31/14
McDonald has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.68-84
$-554
76-69
RECENT TRENDS
NEWS

Covers Preview - The streaky Los Angeles Dodgers hope to hit another hot stretch when they begin a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs in the Windy City on Thursday. After winning three straight to open a four-game lead in the National League West, the Dodgers have been outscored 26-6 while dropping their past two contests. Their division lead is down to two games over San Francisco, which will visit Dodger Stadium for three games starting Monday.

 
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