Zack Greinke (3-0, 1.35 ERA) and Ryan Vogelsong (0-1, 7.71 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-8) and the San Francisco Giants (9-12) at Dodger Stadium. The Giants won the last game 2-1 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 29 and can be seen on NBC Bay and SportsNet LA.
Greinke is 5-0 with a 1.99 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 46 strikeouts against the Giants. Vogelsong is 4-4 with a 3.85 ERA against the Dodgers in his career. He is up against a good Los Angeles offense that's batting .268. Angel Pagan (.357, 7 Rs, 6 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
This one isn't expected to be close when Los Angeles, a substantial -180 favorite, takes on San Francisco. The Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at seven runs for this matchup. The Dodgers have recorded an overall money line of +275 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 11-6. Los Angeles has had an impressive season against division opponents, earning 9-6 and 9-7 records as the favorite and SU respectively. The Dodgers have no trouble scoring as they lead the NL in offense with 4.8 runs per game. The Dodgers are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits with an impressive 9.2 per game. Los Angeles leads the whole NL in walks, earning an average of 3.9 per game. As for the pitchers, opposing offenses have been stifled by the Dodgers, who have a team ERA of only 3.46.
In games where it is the underdog, San Francisco has a 6-5 record and an overall money line of -523. They played solid baseball as the underdog over their last 10 games with a 4-1 record, and a 5-5 record SU.
The Giants lead the season series, 4-1. The Dodgers have a great 8-1 record at home (11-6 overall) against right-handed starting pitchers, which is what they'll be facing when Vogelsong takes the mound. Greinke (RHP) will be on the hill against the Giants, who have a 5-10 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
The Dodgers are 9-8 against their divisional rivals, while the Giants are 9-12 against their division.
When leading after 7 innings, Los Angeles is 4-4, while San Francisco is 1-4.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Dodgers are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Giants have a 3-1 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 0-5. The Giants have a 2-7 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks at the top of the league when it comes to home runs with 28 this season. San Francisco ranks near the bottom at 22nd with 13.
Ranking sixth, San Francisco is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 8.60 per game. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at third with 9.16.
Ranking 19th, San Francisco is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.678). Los Angeles ranks in the top five at second with an OPS of .818.
When the Giants allow at least one home run, they are 4-7. When the Dodgers allow one or more homers, they have a 7-5 record.