San Francisco Giants versus Los Angeles Dodgers (June 17)
This NL West match up features the last place Giants versus the first place Dodgers.
Tyler Beade is scheduled to pitch for the Giants and Kenta Maeda is set to take the mound for the Dodgers.
The Giants have been anemic on offense for much of the season.
They are hitting only .227 as a team with 63 home runs and 3.9 runs per game.
Brandon Belt and Pablo Sandoval are tied for the team lead in home runs with nine.
Kevin Pillar leas the team in RBI with 31 to go along with eight home runs.
Evan Longoria has been mediocre at best, having hit just seven home runs with 26 RBI.
On the flip side, the Dodgers have one of the top offenses in the league, having hit 111 home runs and averaging 5.2 runs per game.
Cody Bellinger continues his torrid pace, batting .355 with 22 home runs and 57 RBI.
Joc Pederson has 18 home runs and Max Muncy has added 16 to the trio that has blasted 56 home runs.
Enrique Hernande and Corey Seager have chipped in with a combined 18 home runs and 71 RBI.
Tyler Beade has had issues keeping the ball in the park, having allowed five home runs in 22 1/3 innings.
This has contributed to a very high ERA of 8.06 and doesn’t bode well against the powerful Los Angeles lineup.
Closer Will Smith, Trevor Gott and Sam Dyson have been very solid components out of the bullpen, posting a combined 2.51 ERA in 89 2/3 innings.
As a team, the Giants have allowed five runs per game.
Kenta Maeda has a 7-3 record and has struck out 73 in 71 2/3 innings, while allowing only 54 hits.
His ERA is approaching four due to 11 home runs allowed. Closer Kenley Jansen has reached the 20 save make and has 42 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings.
Dylan Floro and Pedro Baez have a combined ERA of just under three, helping solidify the bullpen.
The teams has been stingy giving up runs, allowing only 3.6 per game.
The Dodgers should have no problems scoring in this one, likely taking out Beade early.
The Giants only hope is to get Maeda deep as well, however the Giants are among the worst power hitting teams in the league.
The Giants have been playing better lately, but despite a medioce 5-5 over their last ten, the Dogers are the best team in the NL.
Look for a rout by an 8-2 or 8-3 score. A 10 or 11 run total likely will be enough to be the “over”.