Preview: Carlos Frias, Offense Look To Get Dodgers A Victory

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It’s been a tough season for the Los Angeles Dodgers against their rivals, the San Francisco Giants, so far.

The Dodgers have lost eight of 10 to the second place Giants, including the last four. They look to get back on track and push their lead back to 2.5 games on Saturday with Carlos Frias on the mound.

Frias has one start against the Giants this season, going 6.1 innings and allowing just one run in a loss at AT&T Park. The right-hander is 4-4 with a 4.14 ERA in 11 appearances (nine starts). He struggled in his last start on Monday against the Texas Rangers, allowing four runs in 5.1 innings.

For the Giants, veteran right-hander Tim Hudson takes the mound. He’s 4-6 with a 4.65 ERA in 13 starts this season, including one start against the Dodgers. In that start, Hudson went 6.1 scoreless innings.

Offensively, the Dodgers go with the exact same lineup from Friday night. Yasiel Puig bats leadoff and Justin Turner is in the three-hole. Adrian Gonzalez, batting cleanup, is hitting .345 against Hudson in his career. Puig and Yasmani Grandal have also enjoyed success against the 39-year-old.

Dodgers Lineup:

RF Yasiel Puig
CF Joc Pederson
3B Justin Turner
1B Adrian Gonzalez
2B Howie Kendrick
LF Andre Ethier
C Yasmani Grandal
SS Jimmy Rollins
P Carlos Frias

Giants Lineup:

LF Nori Aoki
2B Joe Panik
CF Angel Pagan
C Buster Posey
1B Brandon Belt
SS Brandon Crawford
3B Matt Duffy
RF Gregor Blanco
P Tim Hudson

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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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