On Friday, the San Francisco Giants open a three-game series on the road against National League West rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Giants lost their third straight game to Miami on Wednesday 5-4 and are in jeopardy of being swept in Thursday’s final game of the four-game series. Reyes Moronta took the loss to fall to 2-1. He walked two straight batters to open the ninth before being replaced and Miami eventually hit a sacrifice fly two batters later to win.
Los Angeles won its third straight and fifth in its last six games on Wednesday downing the Texas Rangers 3-2. Enrique Hernandez raced home on a wild pitch in the 11th inning giving the Dodgers the win.
Brandon Crawford leads San Francisco with a .328 batting average and team high 76 hits. Brandon Belt is the team leader in home runs with 11. Evan Longoria leads in RBIs with 34. San Francisco has a team batting average of .262 while opposing hitters are averaging .255 at the plate against Giants pitching. On Friday, the Giants will send Derek Holland to the mound. The left-hander this season is 4-6 with an ERA of 4.54, 57 Ks and 27 BBs.
Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with a .335 batting average and team highs in hits with 70 and RBIs with 41. Max Muncy leads the team in home runs with 13. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .245, while opposing hitters are averaging .240 at the plate against Dodgers pitching. On Friday, the Dodgers will send Ross Stripling to the mound. The right-hander on the season is 5-1 with an ERA of 1.65, 72 Ks and 11 BBs.