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|Team||Run Spread||Money Line||Total|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-1.5 (+120)
|O 7.5 (-110)
|San Francisco Giants||+1.5 (-140)
|U 7.5 (-110)
It feels like no matter who is starting, these sides are due for a tight game and that only feels more true with two arms going as well as these two. In tough calls like this we look for an edge to pick and one stat to keep coming back to is the Dodgers are 10-2 in their last 12 games in San Francisco, so you know they won’t be scared on the road. The Giants have been one of the best bets in baseball all year, but even still, we like the Dodgers money line.
Garcia’s 2021 record: (37-35-2)
|Dodgers vs Giants Event Information|
|Teams||Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants|
|Location||Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Time||Wednesday, July 28, 10:10 p.m. EST|
|How to watch||NBC Sports Bay Area, MLB.TV|
It’s likely every Dodgers game the rest of the season will be sold out. Same with the Giants. But few over the final two months of the campaign will have the pitching matchup of Wednesday’s contest.
Two of the best NL pitchers this season, Los Angeles’s Walker Buehler and San Francisco’s Anthony DeSclafani, square off in the second game of this three-game set.
Of the two, Buehler has been the house-hold name for the past handful of years. Buehler ranks in the top 10 in many of the most important categories including his 10-1 record (T-3rd), 0.91 WHIP (fifth) and 2.31 ERA (T-7th). His 131 strikeouts in 128.2 innings ranks 17th.
Buehler’s last start was also against the Giants, and while his team lost the game, it was certainly not his fault. The 26-year-old went 7.1 innings in that contest, giving up one earned run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine.
Buehler’s consistency might be his most remarkable feat of the season — he has 17 quality starts in 20 outings.
DeSclafani is another story entirely, because he’s essentially just been an average arm for the Cincinnati Reds for a number of years, but has been re-born in San Francisco.
DeSclafani is also top 10 in wins (10-4) and WHIP (1.00) and ranks 15th in ERA (2.85) and has 110 strikeouts in 119.1 innings.
He faced Buehler last week and picked up a no-decision — giving up three earned runs in six innings. But on the whole, he’s been very consistent to make up for his one implosion of a start.
DeSclafani has given up 38 runs in 21 starts. Take out his worst and he’s given up 28 runs in 20 starts. Essentially, he’s one AWFUL start away from being a potential Cy Young front runner.
Just about everybody came into the 2021 season expecting a tight race between the Padres and Dodgers, but to get the Giants not just involved but leading the way, that’s just been an added bonus.
It’s now seemingly an arms race between the three rivals, as evidenced by many recent reports that suggest these teams are two of the favorites to land ace Max Scherzer. On top of that, there’s just one more head-to-head series after this week, which makes this game even larger.
It’s only going to stay hot between these two with the deep lineups they possess and on San Francisco’s side iit starts with the veterans. Nobody has been as good as Brandon Crawford, who leads the team in batting average (.286), home runs (18), RBIs (58), OBP (.363), and hits (78). But it’s been the unexpected production — from guys like Steven Duggar and Darin Ruf — that is putting this team over the top.
For Los Angeles, nobody has come close to matching the production of Max Muncy. Muncy has a WAR of almost 5, top five in all of baseball while Mookie Betts, Chris Taylor, and Justin Turner are the next three most productive.
For San Francisco, we’re going to keep an eye on LaMonte Wade Jr. who has been on fire the past week with two doubles, a triple, and four home runs resulting in seven RBIs and a ridiculous 1.360 OPS over that stretch.
For the Dodgers, make it AJ Pollock. Often overlooked, Pollock now has a six-game hitting streak and a 15-game on-base streak bringing his batting average (.281) and OBP (.340) to season highs.
Tony writes about baseball for WSN.com after recently graduating with his Masters from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Prior to that, Tony was a local sports reporter for MLive Media Group, based out of Jackson, Michigan where he covered everything from high school to professional sports. He graduated from Michigan State in 2015 with a degree in journalism. During his time there he covered the Michigan State football and men’s basketball teams from 2013-15 and hosted a sports radio show on WDBM 89FM.More info on Tony Garcia
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