Dodgers @ Giants September 13, 2017: Darvish vs. Moore

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The Dodgers (93-52) are finally back in the win column, with their miserable 11-game losing streak coming to an end last night. Tonight, they have a shot at a series victory against the Giants (57-90), after having dropped five consecutive series. They’ll look to Yu Darvish (4.25 ERA, 4.09 FIP, 3.60 DRA) to get the job done.

Dodgers
Giants
7:15 PM PT
San Francisco
CF
Taylor
RF
Pence
SS
Seager
LF
Parker
3B
Turner
CF
Span
1B
Bellinger
1B
Posey
2B
Forsythe
SS
Crawford
C
Barnes
C
Hundley
LF
Hernández 3B Sandoval
RF
Puig
2B
Tomlinson
P
Darvish (R)
P
Moore (L)

Tonight will be Darvish’s eighth start in a Dodger uniform. While he was brilliant his first time out, he’s been mostly lackluster since. Since getting to Los Angeles, Darvish has a 5.34 ERA in 30.1 IP, and has allowed an .882 OPS to hitters. This game marks the first time Darvish has pitched against the Giants in his career.

Matt Moore (5.31 ERA, 4.68 FIP, 6.33 DRA) seems to alternate between great and terrible when he faces the Dodgers. In two of his three starts against them this season, he’s pitched into the seventh inning. In an April start at home, he allowed just one run; in a July start at Dodger Stadium, he allowed three earned runs (though the Dodgers won that one, 6-4). In his other start against L.A., he lasted just three and a third innings, allowing nine earned runs on six hits and five walks. That sort of inconsistency is really a microcosm of his entire season — but, on the whole, he’s struggled more than he’s done well.

Enrique Hernández, batting seventh, is starting in left field tonight, and you can expect to see him there versus left-handed pitchers going forward, according to Dave RobertsAustin Barnes is catching Darvish and batting sixth, and you can also expect to see a bit more of him. (Hey, that was fast.)

A reminder that tonight’s game in on ESPN and not blacked out in Los Angeles.

About Sarah Wexler

Sarah Wexler
Sarah Wexler is a native Angeleno and longtime Dodger fan. She began blogging about baseball in 2012 on her Tumblr, New Grass On The Field, where she covered an array of topics but especially enjoyed exploring baseball history. She now writes for The Hardball Times and FanGraphs. She recently earned her master's degree in Sports Management from Cal State Long Beach. She graduated from New York University in 2014 with a bachelor's in History and a minor in American Studies. She's an avid Springsteen fan, which is a big boost to her baseball writer cred.