Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants face of on Wednesday in a pivotal game in the NL West. The Giants are -120 favorites over the Dodgers with an over/under run total set at 6.5.
The Los Angeles Dodgers entered their series against the Giants with the lead in the NL West but after losing again on Tuesday they now trail the Giants by a game and a half. On Tuesday Adam Kennedy had two hits, Shane Victorino had a hit, and Matt Kemp had a hit as the Dodgers scored one run on six hits. On the mound Joe Blanton allowed 10 hits and four earned runs while striking out six over 5.2 innings to fall to 8-12 on the year. For Wednesday’s game Los Angeles looks to stop the bleeding as they start Chris Capuano who won his last decision ending a personal streak of three lost decisions. For the year Capuano has allowed 140 hits and 55 earned runs while striking out 143 over 157.2 innings of work for a 3.14 ERA.
The San Francisco Giants have been overcoming missing players all season long and with Melky Cabrera on the shelf for the foreseeable future the Giants haven’t shown any signs of slowing down. On Tuesday Angel Pagan had three hits, Marco Scutaro had two hits, and Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey each had hits as the Giants scored four runs on 10 hits. On the mound starter Tim Lincecum allowed five hits and a run while striking out four over to raise his record to 7-13 and Javier Lopez earned his third save. For Wednesday’s game San Francisco starts Matt Cain who has won his last two starts. For the season Cain has allowed 136 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 154 over 167.2 innings of work for a 2.90 ERA.
Los Angeles is 5-0 in their last five game three of a series, 10-21 in their last 31 games following a loss, and 2-5 in Capuano’s last seven starts as an underdog. San Francisco is 4-1 in their last five road games, 7-19 in their last 26 game three of a series, and 7-3 in Cain’s last 10 road starts. San Francisco is 5-1 in Cain’s last six starts against Los Angeles.
The total in this one is set at 6.5 and I have this one going over