Giants vs. Dodgers stat pack


Giants vs. Dodgers stat pack

The Giants and the Dodgers meet for the 2nd time this season and for the first time at AT&T Park. The Dodgers took 2 of 3 from the Giants at Dodger stadium back in May.

The Dodgers are the only N.L. team with a Winning Record against the Giants at AT&T Park:
Best Win Pct N.L. Opponent at AT&T Park
Dodgers .519 56-52 Cubs .468 22-25 Pirates .463 19-22 Nationals .452 19-23 Reds .442 19-24 Here is how the N.L. West teams did during Interleague Play
Arizona 9-6
San Diego 8-7
San Francisco 7-8
Los Angeles 6-9
Colorado 2-13

The Giants were a season-high 7.5 games behind the Dodgers thru games of May 27th:
N.L. West thru May 27th
Dodgers 32-15 --
Giants 25-23 -7.5
D-Backs 22-26 -10.5
N.L West Since May 28th
D-Backs 15-9
Giants 15-10
Dodgers 11-15
Barry ZitoThis Season

First 11 Starts Last 3 Starts Record 5-2 0-3 ERA 2.98 10.67 Opp Avg .223 .377 HR 6 5 IP Start 6.0 4.2
Barry ZitoCareer vs Dodgers
22 Games (21 Starts)
6-9 Record
3.99 ERA
.239 Opp Avg
6.8 K 9 IP
Last Win: 582009 (0-4 in 9 Games since)

Santiago Casilla3 Games at Oakland
12 Batters Faced
6 Hits (2 HRs, 1 Double)
1 Walk
4 Strikeouts
55 Pitches

Brandon Belt has started the last 12 games and the regular playing time has done him wonders:
Last 12 Games
.405 Average
4 Home Runs
3 Doubles
9 Walks
12 RBI
.532 OB
.811 Slug
.224 Avg, 0 HR in first 48 Games

Gregor BlancoLast 13 Games
.151 Average
8 for 53
4 Walks
.224 On-Base
5 Runs
Avg dropped from .291 to .254
Melky CabreraThis Season by Month

AVG Walks Slug April 0.3 10 0.422 May 0.429 7 0.647 June .293 2 0.415 1 Hit in last 18 At-Bats

Dodgers This Season
With Kemp Without Kemp
Games 36 37
Record 23-13 20-17
AVG .261 .255
RGM 4.3 4.0
HR 29 16
ERA 3.26 3.26
Andre Ethier has suffered without Kemp
With Kemp Without Kemp
Games 36 36
AVG .323 .265
HR 7 3
RBI 34 21
Doubles 13 9
Runs 20 16

Dodgers on Current Road Trip
Record 1-5
AVG .180
RGM 2.2
HR 1
ERA 4.59
Season: Home: 24-12 Road: 19-18

Former Giants infielder replaces Dodgers' star shortstop on NLCS roster


Former Giants infielder replaces Dodgers' star shortstop on NLCS roster

LOS ANGELES — Shortstop Corey Seager has been left off the Los Angeles Dodgers' roster for the NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs.

The Dodgers announced Seager's surprise omission due to a back injury on Saturday, several hours before Game 1 at Dodger Stadium.

Los Angeles also dropped reliever Pedro Baez from its roster. Infielder Charlie Culberson and outfielder Joc Pederson were added.

Chicago made only one change from the last playoff round, adding reliever Hector Rondon and removing reliever Justin Wilson.

Seager complained of back soreness during the Dodgers' NL Division Series clincher in Arizona on Monday, and 2016 NL Rookie of the Year didn't participate in team workouts this week. Still, manager Dave Roberts said Friday that he was very optimistic that Seager would play in the NLCS.

Seager was an All-Star selection this season while batting .295 with 22 homers and 77 RBIs as a key part of the top of the Dodgers' lineup.

Kike Hernandez, Chris Taylor and Culberson all worked out at shortstop Friday for the Dodgers. The versatile Taylor was the Dodgers' center fielder during the NLDS, but he made 96 appearances in the outfield this season and 44 in the infield, including 14 games at shortstop.

Pederson is batting .071 with no homers since July, but the Dodgers could need him in center field if Taylor plays shortstop.

Culberson famously homered to clinch the Dodgers' NL West title in announcer Vin Scully's final home game last season, but the infielder spent most of this season at Triple-A, appearing in only 14 games for the Dodgers.

Rondon was the Cubs' closer in 2014 and 2015, but moved to a setup role last season after Aroldis Chapman's arrival. He appeared in 61 regular-season games this year, going 4-1 with a 4.24 ERA in an up-and-down campaign.

Chicago acquired Wilson in a trade with Detroit on July 31, adding a veteran left-handed reliever who had 13 saves for the Tigers this season. The Southern California native wasn't great in his two months with the Cubs, posting a 5.09 ERA with 19 walks in 23 appearances.

Manager Joe Maddon chose Wilson for the NLDS over Rondon, only to switch it up against the Dodgers.

Bochy, Giants issue statement following manager's heart procedure


Bochy, Giants issue statement following manager's heart procedure

Bruce Bochy's minor offseason heart procedure went as planned, the team announced Friday afternoon. 

In a message passed along to beat reporters, Bochy said "the procedure went extremely well and I'm feeling better. I'm grateful for the doctors and want to thank everyone who has reached out with well wishes."

Bochy, 62, had an ablation procedure to help him deal with heart issues that have plagued him in recent years. The operation was his second of the year, but it was considered minor enough that it could be pushed back to the end of the season.

Cleveland's Terry Francona had a similar procedure this year and returned to manage, and Bochy has left no doubt about his future. 

“I don’t want anyone to think this has an effect on my work, or ability to work,” Bochy said last week. “This is something that is not uncommon.”