Dodgers @ Giants April 7, 2016: Alex Wood looks to keep scoreless streak alive

In what figures to be the first of many highly competitive matchups, the Dodgers take on the Giants in San Francisco.

Dodgers
Giants
1:35 p.m. PT
San Francisco
2B
Utley
CF
Span
SS
Seager
2B
Panik
RF
Puig
C
Posey
1B
Gonzalez
RF
Pence
LF
Van Slyke
1B
Belf
CF
Pederson
3B
Duffy
3B
Hernandez
SS
Crawford
C
Barnes
P
Peavy (R)
P
Wood (L)
LF
Pagan

After three consecutive team shutouts of the Padres to open the season, Alex Wood takes on a much more potent Giant lineup. He will try his best to keep them at bay. The Dodgers have a franchise record 27 consecutive scoreless innings to start the season.

The Dodgers’ offense is coming off 25 runs in three games in San Diego, and they’ll get Jake Peavy today. These games are seemingly always close, but I could see this lineup going off for a handful of runs against the animated Giant starter. Conversely, I could see it going that way for Wood against ‘Frisco’s offense.

The Dodger lineup is significantly different today because Justin Turner and Carl Crawford are getting an off day. Enrique Hernandez and Scott Van Slyke are taking their spots, respectively. Taking Turner’s spot in the lineup order is Yasiel Puig, who is off to a fantastic start this season. He’s hitting the ball extremely hard and has a history of performing well in AT&T Park. Austin Barnes is also playing for A.J. Ellis, keeping with Dave Roberts‘ statement that the catchers will alternate until Yasmani Grandal comes back (which should be Tuesday for the home opener — same for Howie Kendrick, who is rehabbing in Rancho Cucamonga tonight).

Hooray day baseball!

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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.