Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 15, 2024

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May 15, 2024 3:49 PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers, riding a 2-0 series lead, look to complete a sweep against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 9:45 PM. The Dodgers, who have dominated the season series 5-0, will aim to extend their winning streak against the Giants, who are struggling with a 19-25 record. Can the Giants finally break their losing skid against their NL West rivals?
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Dodgers vs Giants starting pitchers

  • Logan Webb for San Francisco Giants

Dodgers vs Giants game preview

As the Los Angeles Dodgers prepare to face the San Francisco Giants in their latest series showdown, all eyes are on the mound with Logan Webb slated to start for the Giants. Webb has shown resilience this season, maintaining a decent ERA of 3.38 across 53 full innings and snagging 42 strikeouts. However, his 1.39 WHIP suggests that he’s allowed a fair number of hitters to reach bases, which may pose a challenge given the Dodgers' aggressive batting lineup.

The Dodgers come into this game leading several major batting statistics, a testament to their dominant offensive performance this season. With a team batting average of .263 and the highest number of runs scored in the MLB, they are a formidable force. Individual performances have also been stellar, with Shohei Ohtani leading with a .361 batting average and 12 home runs. This potency at the plate could be crucial in exploiting the Giants’ pitching, especially if the Dodgers can capitalize on Webb's tendency to allow hitters on base.

On the other side, the San Francisco Giants have had a mixed season, with their batting stats hovering around the mid to lower ranks across the league. Their overall team batting average sits at .238 with Michael Conforto, despite currently being on the 10-Day-IL for a hamstring strain, leading the team with a .280 average and 7 home runs. The Giants will need significant contributions from other players like Thairo Estrada, who leads the team with 21 RBIs, to spark their offense and challenge the Dodgers' dynamic pitching. As the Giants host the Dodgers, their strategy against one of the MLB’s top teams will need to be both aggressive and meticulous to seize any opportunity that comes their way.

San Francisco Giants injuries

  • Vaun Brown (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Will Bednar (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Trevor Mcdonald (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jorge Soler (DH): 10-Day-IL
  • Austin Slater (RF): 7-Day IL

Los Angeles Dodgers injuries

  • Jason Heyward (RF): 10-Day-IL
  • Connor Brogdon (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Zyhir Hope (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Evan Phillips (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Joe Kelly (RP): 15-Day-IL

Dodgers vs Giants predictions

This one's gonna be a shootout, baby! The Dodgers are on fire, and I think Mookie Betts is gonna have a monster game. I've got him going 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs. Freddie Freeman is gonna keep raking, going 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored. And don't even get me started on Shohei Ohtani - the guy's a phenom. I think he'll go deep again, finishing the game 2 for 4 with two RBIs. This lineup is just too deep, too talented.

But the Giants aren't gonna roll over, either. I think Matt Chapman's gonna have a big game, going 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs. Thairo Estrada's been on a tear lately, and I think he'll keep it going, finishing 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored. And Logan Webb's gonna give 'em a solid outing, going 6 innings with 4 Ks and 2 earned runs. The Giants are gonna make it interesting, but...

In the end, I think the Dodgers' bats are just too much for the Giants' staff. I've got the Dodgers taking it 7-5, with Ohtani and Betts leading the charge. The Giants will keep it close, but ultimately the Dodgers' depth and firepower will win out. It's gonna be a fun one, though - grab some popcorn and get ready for a wild ride!

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