Dodgers Vs. Giants Preview: Offense Poised For Big Night
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to redeem themselves in the second of the three-game set on the road against the San Francisco Giants. Los Angeles didn’t put up much of a fight in the series opener, falling by a score of 9-0.
Zack Greinke takes the mound for the Dodgers. Greinke is 14-8 with a 2.73 ERA this season. The right-hander has fared well against the Giants this season, going 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in three stars. Along with never suffering a loss in his career to the Giants, the All-Star is undefeated this season against National League West opponents.
The Giants counter with Tim Hudson, who is 9-10 with a 3.12 ERA. The 16-year veteran has faced the Dodgers only once this season as he went 6.0 innings and gave up two earned runs on eight hits in an extra-inning Giants’ victory on May 11.
The Dodgers offense looks to make up for last night’s debacle after being shut out with the return of two regular starters. After a night off Friday, Dee Gordon and Carl Crawford are back in the lineup.
Also, Adrian Gonzalez could have a big game given his career .435 batting average with two home runs and five RBIs against Hudson. Matt Kemp hits behind Gonzalez in the lineup and is batting .333 with a home run off the Giants’ right-hander.
Los Angeles enters the contest with a one-game lead over San Francisco in the NL West standings. A win for the Giants would not only tie them with the Dodgers for the top spot in the NL West, but also extend their current 10-game home winning streak.
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