San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Preview
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
When: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 8:05 PM ET
Line: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers – view all MLB lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the San Francisco Giants (40-65)
After taking two of three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier in the week, the San Francisco Giants appear back to their disappointing form after losing their second-straight game against division rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers this Saturday, 2-1.
The Giants, who are currently 28th in the majors in runs scored, generated only one run in the loss courtesy of a solo homer from Hunter Pence. They’ll need to pick up the scoring to say the least to stand a chance against the best team in all of MLB this Sunday and prevent the three-game sweep in L.A.
While San Francisco’s offense cannot be trusted on a daily basis, at least the team will have its top ace in Madison Bumgarner (1-4, 3.38 ERA) take the mound in Sunday’s series finale. Bumgarner, who spent most of the season on the disabled list, picked up his first win of the year in his last start against the Pirates on Tuesday. The southpaw allowed just one run in five innings of work in that victory.
The former World Series MVP also has a respectable record of 8-6 and a 2.56 ERA in 16 career starts in Dodger Stadium, meaning Bumgarner will need to do a lot of the heavy lifting for his team to cap off the weekend on a high note.
What’s also promising for the Giants is that they’ve gone 6-6 versus the Dodgers this season. On the other hand, they’ve lost three-straight against their archrivals, who show no signs of slowing down. Which leads us to…
Betting on the Los Angeles Dodgers (73-31)
Make that seven-straight wins and counting for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who’ve lost just six games over the last 44 and hold a commanding 13-and-a-half game lead in the NL West standings.
Even in Saturday’s low-scoring affair, Los Angeles still prevailed with a victory thanks to their young hitters. Corey Seager recorded three hits – two doubles – to extend his personal hitting streak to five games. Meanwhile, standout rookie Cody Bellinger, who’s the team’s current RBI leader (69), drove in both of the Dodgers’ two runs in the victory.
The Dodgers should be in good hands with Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6, 4.17 ERA) set to start in Sunday’s primetime showdown. The Korean lefty allowed just two runs in five innings against the Minnesota Twins on Monday. However, that outing was another short-lived one for Ryu, who has just four out of 14 starts this season wherein he went deeper that five innings.
Nevertheless, Los Angeles appears virtually unstoppable right now on both sides of the ball especially on its home turf, as the team has won seven consecutive games at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers complete their sweep of the Giants, 6-2.
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