San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Time: 7:10 PM PT
Venue: Dodger Stadium
San Francisco Record: 59-59
Los Angeles Record: 64-56
How are the Dodgers Doing?
Fans on Monday witnessed a classic matchup between Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner. Kershaw displayed a marvelous outing in an attempt to win his 150th career game but his night was spoiled by the Dodgers’ underwhelming bullpen.
With the Dodgers leading 2-1 heading into the ninth, Scott Alexander blew the save, allowing four runs (three earned).
Why is this Game Important?
Tuesday’s matchup will be the 15th head-to-head matchup between the Dodgers and Giants this year. The Giants have taken eight of these games and are only five games out of first place. The Diamondbacks lost on Monday but maintain a one game lead in the NL West.
Alex Wood (7-6, 3.58 ERA) vs Andrew Suarez (4-8, 4.64 ERA)
Alex Wood returns to the mound after a brief stint on the DL with left adductor tendonitis. Wood made his last start on August 3, where he allowed an earned run in six innings in a losing effort to the Astros.
Rookie southpaw Andrew Suarez takes the hill on Tuesday, facing the Dodgers for the first time in his career. His production has faltered of late. Over his last five start, Suarez is 1-3 with a 7.43 ERA.
Matchup of the Day
Manny Machado vs Andrew Suarez
Although his production has slowed down over the past few days, Manny Machado should have the advantage against Suarez. Machado has never faced Suarez before, but he is batting .293 with six home runs against southpaws this year. Right-handed hitters are batting .305 with 16 home run against Suarez.
Los Angeles: -180
San Francisco: +170
Los Angeles: 62% chance of winning
San Francisco: 38% chance of winning
There have been 229 players to have played a game for both the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, with the most recent example being Tony Watson. Watson currently plays for the Giants, but pitched for Los Angeles in 2017.
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