Dodgers @ Giants May 20, 2015: How about a win in ‘Frisco?

The Dodgers are winless in San Francisco this season (0-4). They’re just 2-5 against the Giants this season. It’d be just swell if that were to change.

Dodgers
Giants
7:15 p.m.
San Francisco
CF
Pederson
LF
Aoki
SS
Rollins
2B
Panik
2B
Kendrick
1B
Posey
1B
Gonzalez
RF
Pence
LF
Guerrero
LF
Maxwell
C
Grandal
C
Susac
RF
Ethier
SS
Crawford
3B
Uribe
3B
Duffy
P
Anderson (L)
P
Lincecum (R)

Brett Anderson toes the rubber as he looks to continue his string of solid outings. He has a 1.10 ERA in his last three starts (just 16 1/3 innings, thanks to one rain-shortened outing against the Rockies) and a 13/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. His first outing against the Giants was poor, and some of it was due to him getting BABIP’d. Here’s hoping that doesn’t happen tonight.

The offense has been shut down in recent days. They’ve scored just two runs in the last 29 innings. That won’t play. Tim Lincecum has pitched relatively well (by his recent standards) this season, but I have a good feeling about the Dodger offense figuring him out tonight.

With Madison Bumgarner going tomorrow afternoon and Yasmani Grandal catching tonight, I’d say it’s all be certain A.J. Ellis will draw the start behind the plate. I’d really rather not see Joc Pederson and Adrian Gonzalez sit, but I wouldn’t be surprised if one (or both) do. One thing’s for sure: Alex Guerrero and Scott Van Slyke will be in the lineup.

In some non-game news, the Dodgers officially confirmed Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo shoulder surgery. While they haven’t ruled him out for the season, it’d be a massive shock if he pitched at all in 2015. What number do do you think Johnny Cueto is gonna wear? My money is on 27.

ThrowsRelieverSat 10/15Sun 10/16Mon 10/17Tue 10/18Wed 10/19Thur 10/20Fri 10/21
LAvilan--OFF-2421OFF
RBaez34-OFF-2727OFF
RBlanton28-OFF13-19OFF
LDayton3-OFF16-12OFF
RFields--OFF-910OFF
RJansen-18OFF21--OFF
RStripling10-OFF-2018OFF
LWood--OFF-32-OFF

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.