In the first of a four-game series between the San Francisco Giants (81-74) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (87-68) at AT&T Park, Jake Peavy (7-6, 3.83 ERA) and Zack Greinke (18-3, 1.65 ERA) get the ball. The game starts at 10:15 p.m. ET on Monday, Sep. 28 and will air on CSBy and SNLA.
In his last start, Peavy pitched 6.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out four and walking one in a 5-4 loss to the Padres. Buster Posey (.324, 74 Rs, 19 HRs, 94 RBIs, 2 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run. The Dodgers were victorious the last time Greinke pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 7.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out three and walking two in a 6-2 victory over the Pirates. Andre Ethier (.296, 52 Rs, 14 HRs, 48 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 2 yesterday.
The odds are even for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently unavailable. The Giants have an SU record of 35-34 against teams in their division. The Giants are third in the NL in hits allowed with just 8.3 per game.
Against divisional rivals, the Dodgers are 41-28 SU. The Dodgers average 3.9 walks per road game, making them the most disciplined team in the NL when they travel. The last 10 games have really brought the worst out of the Los Angeles pitchers. They allowed 5.6 runs per game during that span, which is higher than their season average of 3.7. They have a WHIP of 1.20, fifth best in the MLB.
The Giants have gotten the best of the Dodgers in head-to-head matchups this season, going 9-6. This game will feature Greinke (RHP) on the mound against the Giants, who have a 61-54 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Dodgers will be the right-hander Peavy. They sport a 68-51 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
The Giants are 35-34 against their divisional rivals, while the Dodgers are 41-28 against their division.
The San Francisco batters brought in a solid 11 hits last game. Los Angeles has a record of 9-26 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
It looks like the Giants have a slight leg up on the Dodgers, as the Giants have won their last two games while the Dodgers have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Giants are 70-14. The Dodgers have a 66-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 20th, Los Angeles sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 640 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 677.
Ranking 17th, San Francisco is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 437 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at second with 543.
When the Giants hit at least one home run, they are 56-28, well-matched with the Dodgers who are 66-39 when hitting one or more homers.