Dodgers @ Giants Saturday Lineups, Pitching Match-ups

Rich Hill

The Dodgers were supposed to play a three game series in San Francisco starting on Friday night. Mother Nature had different ideas with the opening game being rained out yesterday evening. The Dodgers will make up the game as part of a double-header on April 28 because they come back into town to play another series at the end of the month. That seems to work for both clubs since the Giants have a game on Monday and playing a double-header this weekend is not something anybody wanted to do.

What that does is shuffle the pitching match-ups for the weekend. Since this will be a two-game set instead of a three game series the Dodgers will skip Kenta Maeda’s turn in the rotation (he was originally scheduled for Friday) and Rich Hill will start this afternoon. The Giants will counter with Chris Stratton. Clayton Kershaw is slated for Sunday.  The Dodgers are trying to snap a three-game losing skid after getting swept in Arizona. The Dodgers have sucked at every facet of the game during the opening week of the season. They are now 2-5 and in fourth place in the National League West.

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The Dodgers split the opening series against the Giants at Dodger Stadium despite only allowing two runs thanks to a pair of 1-0 losses. They faced Stratton back on April 1 during a game where they beat him and the Giants 9-0. In that game Stratton pitched 5.1 innings and allowed three earned runs on five hits and struck out four. Hill started against Stratton in that same game and tossed six scoreless frames allowing just five hits and striking out five.

Fortunately Rich Hill has always pitched well against the Giants Hill has a 6-2 record and 2.23 ERA in 12 career starts against San Francisco. He’s made 4 career starts in San Francisco with a 3.91 ERA and 24 whiffs against 5 walks. Stratton is 1-2 with a 5.91 career ERA versus the Dodgers. The Dodgers have Joc Pederson in left field today as Matt Kemp gets a day off. Austin Barnes is behind the plate and Chase Utley is at second. Check out the lineups and match-ups below.

Hill vs. Giants

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP OPS
Hunter Pence 25 23 5 1 0 1 2 2 5 .217 .280 .671
Buster Posey 18 18 8 1 0 0 2 0 1 .444 .444 .944
Brandon Crawford 15 12 6 0 0 0 0 3 3 .500 .600 1.100
Gorkys Hernandez 13 13 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 .308 .308 .769
Brandon Belt 12 10 5 2 0 1 1 2 1 .500 .583 1.583
Evan Longoria 10 9 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 .111 .200 .422
Andrew McCutchen 9 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .222
Austin Jackson 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .125 .125
Joe Panik 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .714 1.214
Mac Williamson 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .333
Ty Blach 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Johnny Cueto 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Kelby Tomlinson 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .250
Miguel Gomez 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Nick Hundley 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667
Madison Bumgarner 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Samardzija 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Pablo Sandoval 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Chris Stratton 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Total 149 134 34 7 0 2 6 12 36 .254 .320 .670

Stratton vs. Dodgers

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP OPS
Chris Taylor 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .500
Yasmani Grandal 5 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 .250 .200 1.200
Joc Pederson 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .400 .400
Corey Seager 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400
Cody Bellinger 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .750
Yasiel Puig 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .667 .667 1.667
Kyle Farmer 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .500
Logan Forsythe 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.500
Enrique Hernandez 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Rich Hill 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Clayton Kershaw 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chase Utley 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Total 40 35 9 4 0 1 4 2 6 .257 .308 .765

 

Today’s game is on KTLA as well as sportsnetla and first pitch is scheduled for 3:05 PM PST.

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13 thoughts on “Dodgers @ Giants Saturday Lineups, Pitching Match-ups

  1. Whoever said Kemp needed to improve his defense must have not seen Joc play. The ball McCutheon just hit was an error by Joc, no question about it. Another great idea to play Joc by dummy Roberts.

  2. Alert the Media….the Dodgers scored after a 17 inning drought in which they had exactly 3 hits. Watched Greinke pitch against the Cards today. His velocity was way down. Way to go Joc, turn a double into an RBI hit. Forshyte stinking up the joint again.

  3. Pack – nope. Didn’t do Woodstock. Was working in LA saving money for college in Nebraska. I think I left around that time to drive back there.

    Our bench players, including Forsythe if you ask me, haven’t impressed.

    Bellinger still swings and misses a lot.

    Into the bullpen early. Here we go again.

    1. Badger

      Longoria and Forsythe are hitting 091, and 073, I believe.

      What Forsythe is doing, isn’t that shocking.

      I wouldn’t have taken Kemp out, because he was one of the few Dodgers, that has hit it out, in SF.

  4. Stripling looked good.

    Dodgers hitting a lot of liners right at the Giants.

    Good placement? Bad luck? Regression from last year?

    Forsythe totally infuriating.

  5. Looks to me like the Dodger hitters would rather be somewhere else. Bullpen has been good. But at this rate they won’t last.

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