|LA DODGERS ( DARVISH )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( MOORE )
|913||LA DODGERS||-200||Ov 8,+105||-220||Ov 7.5,-105|
|914||SAN FRANCISCO||+185||Un 8,-125||+200||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||29-14||+7.1||22-21||5.2||0.258||0.351||0.424||0.775||3.7||0.236||0.292||0.375||0.667|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-12.8||6-1||3.3||0.210||0.301||0.336||0.637||6.0||0.306||0.366||0.494||0.860|
|vs Right-handed Starters||40-64||-30.2||47-46||4.1||0.248||0.305||0.380||0.685||5.0||0.276||0.332||0.450||0.782|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||0||6-0||5.6||0.285||0.346||0.438||0.783||6.6||0.294||0.353||0.540||0.892|
|8/30/2017||RYU(L)||@ ARIZONA||RAY(L)||4-6||L||-105||9.5 un||O||6||9||1||11||7||0|
|8/31/2017||MAEDA(R)||@ ARIZONA||GREINKE(R)||1-8||L||-115||8.5 ev||O||5||7||0||10||4||0|
|9/1/2017||KERSHAW(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||LAMET(R)||1-0||W||-270||7 ov||U||9||10||0||2||2||0|
|9/2/2017||STEWART(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||5-6||L||-130||9.5 un||O||10||5||1||7||9||0|
|9/2/2017||DARVISH(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||LYLES(R)||2-7||L||-270||8.5 ev||O||7||8||1||11||10||0|
|9/3/2017||WOOD(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)||4-6||L||-200||8 ev||O||7||3||0||10||6||1|
|9/11/2017||MAEDA(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||STRATTON(R)||6-8||L||-200||8 ov||O||8||11||0||12||5||1|
|9/12/2017||KERSHAW(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CUETO(R)||5-3||W||-260||6.5 ev||O||9||13||1||14||11||0|
|9/13/2017||DARVISH(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||MOORE(L)|| |
|9/15/2017||WOOD(L)||@ WASHINGTON||JACKSON(R)|| |
|9/16/2017||HILL(L)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)|| |
|9/17/2017||RYU(L)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)|| |
|9/18/2017||KERSHAW(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||NOLA(R)|| |
|9/19/2017||DARVISH(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||THOMPSON(R)|| |
|9/20/2017|| ||@ PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|8/30/2017||BLACH(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||WOOD(L)||0-5||L||120||8.5 ov||U||6||10||2||8||6||0|
|8/31/2017||CAIN(R)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||2-5||L||-110||7.5 ev||U||7||6||1||10||10||0|
|9/1/2017||CUETO(R)||ST LOUIS||FLAHERTY(R)||6-11||L||+100||8.5 ov||O||11||8||0||15||6||1|
|9/2/2017||SAMARDZIJA(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||2-1||W||+100||9 ov||U||4||4||0||3||3||0|
|9/3/2017||BUMGARNER(L)||ST LOUIS||WEAVER(R)||3-7||L||+110||8 un||O||7||6||1||8||6||0|
|9/4/2017||STRATTON(R)||@ COLORADO||BETTIS(R)||3-4||L||160||12 ov||U||7||3||1||9||12||0|
|9/5/2017||BLACH(L)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)||6-9||L||170||12 ev||O||12||9||0||13||6||0|
|9/6/2017||CUETO(R)||@ COLORADO||FREELAND(L)||11-3||W||182||11 ov||O||17||10||1||8||7||1|
|9/8/2017||MOORE(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)||9-2||W||115||9 ov||O||8||6||1||5||8||3|
|9/9/2017||SAMARDZIJA(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SHIELDS(R)||1-13||L||-130||9 ev||O||3||4||1||18||6||0|
|9/10/2017||BUMGARNER(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||FULMER(R)||1-8||L||-155||9 ev||P||5||6||1||13||4||0|
|9/11/2017||STRATTON(R)||LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)||8-6||W||+185||8 ov||O||12||5||1||8||11||0|
|9/12/2017||CUETO(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||3-5||L||+230||6.5 ev||O||14||11||0||9||13||1|
|9/13/2017||MOORE(L)||LA DODGERS||DARVISH(R)|| |
|9/20/2017|| ||COLORADO|| || |
|LA DODGERS: 2016: 91-71, first place, lost to Chicago Cubs in NLCS
Manager: Dave Roberts (second season)
Who's new? IF Logan Forsythe, OF Franklin Gutierrez, OF Brett Eibner, RHP Sergio Romo
Who's gone? OF Josh Reddick, C Carlos Ruiz, RHP Joe Blanton, RHP Jose De Leon, LHP J.P. Howell, RHP Louis Coleman, RHP Jesse Chavez
Projected lineup: 2B Logan Forsythe (.264, 20 HR, 52 RBI with Rays) or Chase Utley (.252, 14, 52), SS Corey Seager (.308, 26 72), 3B Justin Turner (.275, 27, 90), 1B Adrian Gonzalez (.285, 18, 90), RF Yasiel Puig (.263, 11, 45) or Andre Ethier (.208, 1, 2 in 16 games), C Yasmani Grandal (.228, 27, 72), CF Joc Pederson (.246, 25, 68), LF Andrew Toles (.314, 3, 16) or Trayce Thompson (.225, 13, 32)
Rotation: LH Clayton Kershaw (12-4, 1.69 ERA), RH Kenta Maeda (16-11, 3.48), LH Rich Hill (12-5, 2.12 with A's and Dodgers), RH Brandon McCarthy (2-3, 4.95), LH Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-1, 11.57 in one game) or LH Alex Wood (1-4, 3.73)
Key relievers: RH Kenley Jansen (3-2, 1.83, 47/53 SV), RH Pedro Baez (3-2, 3.04), LH Grant Dayton (0-1, 2.05), LH Luis Avilan (3-0, 3.20), RH Josh Fields (1-0, 4.63 with Astros and Dodgers), RH Sergio Romo (1-0, 2.64 with Giants), RH Chris Hatcher (5-4, 5.53)
Hot spots: Outfield and rotation. The Dodgers set a record for Disabled List trips in 2016. Ethier, who missed most of last season with a broken tibia, compared his recent back injury to 'Groundhog Day.' Even without Ethier there isn't room for Puig, Pederson, Toles, Thompson, Scott Van Slyke, Franklin Gutierrez and Brett Eibner. The pitching staff was decimated last year too, but a deep farm system produced a wave of capable reinforcements. If Scott Kazmir, McCarthy or Ryu can't pitch, Julio Urias, Brock Stewart and Ross Stripling can step in.
Outlook: After two straight winters laying low on the free agent market, Andrew Friedman bet big on his 2016 roster. Turner, Jansen, Hill and Utley all re-signed, giving the Dodgers a chance to prove last season's NLCS run wasn't a fluke. A full season of Kershaw and Hill ' to name just two ' would improve the team's chances of claiming a fifth straight division title. If the Dodgers want to take the next step, they'll have to get past the defending champion Chicago Cubs, a potential perennial powerhouse whose roster remains similarly intact.
|SAN FRANCISCO: 2016: 87-75, second place
Manager: Bruce Bochy (11th season)
Who's new? RHP Mark Melancon, C Nick Hundley, IF Jae-Gyun Hwang
Who's gone? OF Angel Pagan, OF Gregor Blanco, RHP Jake Peavy, RHP Santiago Casilla, RHP Sergio Romo, LHP Javier Lopez
Projected lineup: CF Denard Span (.266, 11 HR, 53 RBI, 12 SB), 1B Brandon Belt (.275, 17 , 82), C Buster Posey (.288, 14, 80), RF Hunter Pence (.289, 13, 57), SS Brandon Crawford (.275, 12, 84), 3B Eduardo Nunez (.288, 16, 67, 40 SBs with Giants and Twins), 2B Joe Panik (.239, 10, 62), LF Jarrett Parker (.236, 5, 14) or Mac Williamson (.223, 6, 15)
Rotation: LH Madison Bumgarner (15-9, 2.74 ERA), RH Johnny Cueto (18-5, 2.79), RH Jeff Samardzija (12-11, 3.81), LH Matt Moore (13-12, 4.08 with Giants and Rays), RH Matt Cain (4-8, 5.64)
Key relievers: RH Mark Melancon (2-2, 1.64, 47/51 SV with Nationals), RH Hunter Strickland (3-3, 3.10), RH Derek Law (4-2, 2.13), LH Steven Okert (0-0, 3.21) or Josh Osich (1-3, 4.71), RH Cory Gearrin (3-2, 4.28), RH George Kontos (3-2, 2.53)
Hot spot: Bullpen and left field. No team blew more saves last year than the Giants. The front office hopes it found the answer by signing three-time All-Star closer Melancon to a (then-record) four-year, $62 million deal, and by cutting ties with Romo and Casilla. They will need to replace Will Smith, a key lefty who tore his UCL in spring training. Veteran outfielder Pagan left after five seasons in San Francisco. Rather than fill his shoes via free agency or trade, the unproven tandem of Williamson and Parker is expected to share time in left.
Outlook: The Giants have an established core of position players, and an enviable 1-2 rotation punch in Bumgarner and Cueto. That's probably why the front office did little in the offseason besides overhaul the back end of the bullpen. Hwang, who hit 26 home runs and drove in 104 last year in Korea, is an intriguing addition to the bench. Mostly the Giants are counting on continuity. Former NL MVP Posey is coming off a below-average season by his standards, and sparkplug Pence missed nearly two months last year with a hamstring injury. Expecting both to bounce back isn't a stretch, and new closer Melancon is as good as they come. At full strength, this Giants team should be able to give the Dodgers a good run.
|Dodgers oppose Giants without losing streak in tow|
SAN FRANCISCO -- After ending their 11-game losing streak, the Los Angeles Dodgers will turn their attention to fixing right-hander Yu Darvish when they conclude a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.
Staff ace Clayton Kershaw pitched six effective innings Tuesday as the Dodgers snapped the longest losing streak in their West Coast history with a 5-3 triumph over the Giants.
The win allowed the Dodgers (93-52) to increase their lead in the National League West to 10 games over the Arizona Diamondbacks (83-62), who fell at home to the Colorado Rockies.
Los Angeles' magic number for clinching the division title is eight.
The Dodgers will attempt to get even closer to the West crown and win a series for the first time since Aug. 21-24 against the Pittsburgh Pirates when Darvish (8-12, 4.25 ERA overall) takes the mound Wednesday.
The 31-year-old has struggled since joining the Dodgers in August, accumulating a 5.34 ERA and 1.55 WHIP while going 2-3. He has lost each of his past three starts, getting roughed up to the tune of 13 runs and 19 hits in 12 1/3 innings.
The former Texas Rangers standout has never faced the Giants in his career.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, relieved to have the losing streak in his rearview mirror, believes the Tuesday win could have a carryover effect.
"There's a lot of relief in that clubhouse," he said after the victory. "There was so much effort put into the last couple of nights. Hopefully, the momentum will carry over to the next starting pitcher."
The Dodgers have supported their pitchers with 11 runs in the first two games of the series, and they will look to add to the total against a pitcher they have enjoyed seeing in the past.
Giants left-hander Matt Moore (5-13, 5.31 ERA) has run up a 5.36 ERA in eight career starts against the Dodgers, going 3-3 in the process.
He did, however, post his 50th career win in his most recent outing, a 9-2 road victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
The Giants, long ago eliminated from the NL West chase, left the ballpark deflated Tuesday after the hard-fought loss, one in which defensive mistakes and a lack of clutch hitting late in the game proved costly.
Two routine defensive plays didn't result in any outs in the Dodgers' decisive four-run fourth inning against San Francisco right-hander Johnny Cueto, who noted afterward that he didn't pitch well enough to criticize anyone else's performance.
"It's baseball, right?" he said after lasting only 3 2/3 innings while allowing four runs on six hits and four walks. "I mean, if my teammates make errors, it's my job to make sure that they don't score the runs. I know for a fact that my teammates out there weren't trying to make errors. It's just part of the game."
The Giants came close to overcoming the defensive gaffes of left fielder Austin Slater and shortstop Kelby Tomlinson when Buster Posey came to the plate with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning and the Dodgers leading 5-3.
However, Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen struck out Posey on a full count, then whiffed Nick Hundley on three straight pitches to save the win and end the Dodgers' slide.
|Last Updated: 9/19/2017 12:10:15 PM EST|