Mike Leake (10-10, 3.89 ERA) and Mike Bolsinger (6-5, 3.48 ERA) are on the hill in the third of a four-game series between the San Francisco Giants (82-75) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (88-69) at AT&T Park. The Dodgers won the last game 8-0 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 10:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 30 and can be seen on CSBy, SNLA and ESPN.
Leake pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking two in a 5-4 defeat to the Athletics. Bolsinger went 4.0 innings, surrendering four runs (three unearned), striking out two and walking three in a 7-4 defeat to the Rockies in his last outing. Andre Ethier (.299, 53 Rs, 14 HRs, 51 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one run and two RBIs.
The odds for San Francisco and Los Angeles are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently unavailable. Within its division, San Francisco has a record of 36-35 SU. The Giants are the third-best team in the NL at limiting hits to their opponents, allowing only 8.3 hits per game so far this season.
The Dodgers are 42-29 against NL West opponents. Los Angeles is excellent at not striking out with just 7.8 per game, ranking fifth in the NL. The Dodgers allow 3.7 runs per game, but have damaged those numbers in the past 10 games, allowing 5.4 runs per game during that span. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Dodgers are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.19 for the season.
The Giants lead the season series, 10-7. The Giants have a 62-54 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Bolsinger takes the mound. Leake (RHP) will be on the hill against the Dodgers, who have a 68-52 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games.
LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing San Francisco.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.
LA Dodgers are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers.
After last game's shutout win against the San Francisco, the Dodgers now have 21 shutouts this season. The Giants have been shut out in 15 games this season.
When leading after 7 innings, San Francisco is 38-23, while Los Angeles is 29-27.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Giants have a 10-23 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Giants are 70-14. The Dodgers have a 67-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th, Los Angeles sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 650 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 680.
Ranking 18th, San Francisco is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 443 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at second with 546.
The Giants are 56-28 when they hit at least one home run. The Dodgers perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 67-39 record.