MLB Picks and Parlays: San Francisco and Los Angeles Complete Three-Game Set on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball
San Francisco Giants came into this this series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a two-game winnings streak. For a team that’s 25 games under .500 they’ll take these small victories wherever they can find them. They’ve also played LA close in both the first two games of this series, losing Friday’s game by two runs and Saturday’s by one.
Now they’ll be sending their ace who pitched his best game of the season to the mound on national television on Sunday as they try to salvage a win in this series.
Los Angeles in the meanwhile remains the best and the hottest team in baseball. With each successive win they continue their march on the records books. They are up to seven straight wins and a 12-2 record since the All-Star break. They lost their ace Clayton Kershaw for 6-8 weeks and they haven’t missed a beat. They are scoring a healthy amount of runs, but they’re not blowing teams out of the water. Their pitching is just phenomenal and the offense is doing enough to keep their opponents at bay.
On Saturday the Dodgers prevailed 2-1 behind 5.2 strong innings from Rich Hill and a bullpen that did not yield a hit until closer Kenley Jensen gave up two in the ninth inning. Cody Bellinger continued his runaway rookie of the year campaign netting both RBIs and pushing his total for the year up to 69 RBIs in spite getting called up almost a full month into the season. Corey Seager was instrumental as well scoring both runs and getting three hits.
Since the break, the Dodgers are ninth averaging 5.15 RPG. They are second with a 3.03 ERA.
San Francisco is 13th averaging 4.07 RPG and eighth with a 4.52 ERA. Their record in the second half is 6-9.
Madison Bumgarner (1-4, 3.38 ERA) finally picked up his first win of the year last time out in an 11-3 victory over the Pirates. He allowed one run in five innings of work. He was pulled with the Giants up 10-1. It was his third start after almost three months on the DL.
Hyun-Jun Ryu (3-6, 4.17 ERA) pitched his first game in nearly a month last Monday and gave up two runs in five innings of work in a 6-4 win over the Twins. He’s definitely a weaker link in the Dodgers pitching chain this year, yet he’s allowed two run in five innings in each of his last four starts. The Dodgers have won three of four.
- San Francisco is 4-15 ATS in its last 19 games
San Francisco is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
San Francisco is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers’s last 10 games
LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home