The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet in the finale of their four-game NL West series in this weeks’ edition of Sunday Night Baseball.
Giants Looking For Important Split
The San Francisco Giants come into this game looking for an extremely important series split after falling behind with a 7-0 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. The loss dropped the Giants to 77-78 on the year, sitting 4 games back in the NL Wild Card race. Entering Saturday, Wilmer Flores leads the Giants with 22 home runs this season while J.D. Davis has 18 home runs and Michael Conforto has 15 dingers with Davis posting 117 hits and a team-high 69 RBIs as well. Conforto has 56 RBIs and LaMonte Wade Jr. has a .262 batting average and a .375 OBP this season. Thairo Estrada leads the Giants with 128 hits and a .276 batting average this season. Ryan Walker will start for the Giants here and is 4-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season.
Dodgers Look To Keep Pushing
The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to keep the ball rolling after picking up another win over San Francisco on Saturday. The win brought the Dodgers up to 95-59 on the year as the NL West champions. Heading into Saturday, Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 39 home runs in addition to 103 RBIs while Max Muncy is right alongside with 36 homers of his own and 102 RBIs. J.D. Martinez has 30 home runs to go along with 95 RBIs while Freddie Freeman has a team-high 201 hits, 95 RBIs, a .334 batting average and a .411 OBP in addition to 26 homers and 56 doubles this season. Lance Lynn will start here and is 12-11 with a 5.92 ERA and 181 strikeouts this season.
I’m looking at the Giants here. There’s not many times I’ll go out of my way to back the Giants, especially against the Dodgers, but Lance Lynn is just not what he was when he first got traded to the Dodgers as he’s been getting hit hard again. San Fran’s had a lot of success in bullpen games this season, which looks to be the strategy here, and I think San Francisco steals one on Sunday Night.