Dodgers @ Giants May 14, 2024: Stone and Co. look for the series win

The Dodgers (28-15) beat the Giants (19-24) last night by a score of 6-4 in ten innings, improving their record to 2-3 in extra-innings this year. Yoshinobu Yamamoto was decent, allowing four earned runs over 5.2 innings, the majority of the damage coming via a three-run homer in the second inning. The bullpen allowed just one hit for the remainder of the game with seven strikeouts. Blake Treinen earned the win, and J.P. Feyereisen nabbed his first save of the year. The Dodgers will go for the series win with Gavin Stone on the mound, up against the right-handed Keaton Winn.

6:45 P.M. San Francisco
SS Betts RF Yastrzemski (L)
DH Ohtani (L) 2B Estrada
1B Freeman (L) 3B Chapman
C Smith 1B Wade Jr. (L)
LF Hernández, T. DH Flores
3B Muncy (L) LF Ramos
RF Pages C Sabol (L)
2B Lux (L) CF Matos
CF Outman (L) SS Schmitt
P Stone (R) P Winn (R)

The Dodgers and Giants will both run out the same starting nine as yesterday, with very minor changes in the batting order. The Giants will keep things the same, while Max Muncy and Teoscar Hernández swap in the order, and Gavin Lux and Andy Pages do the same.

Here’s how these two teams have matched up this year:

San Francisco has had a very disappointing offensive start to the year, really struggling to get things going thus far. Michael Conforto (136 wRC+) had been great but strained his hamstring recently, Patrick Bailey (126 wRC+) had been very good but is being evaluated for concussion-like symptoms, while Jung Hoo Lee (89 wRC+) despite offensive issues is now out with a shoulder injury. LaMonte Wade Jr. is now the lone bright spot for San Francisco and he’s been excellent. His .330/.472/.443 slashline has translated to a .915 OPS and 171 wRC+.


Here’s how Stone and Winn have performed this season:

Stone picked up his third win of the year in his last outing, allowing one run on six hits and no walks over seven innings with four strikeouts. He allowed a solo home run in the fourth inning and has now allowed just one run in three consecutive starts. Over that stretch, he’s gone seven innings twice and has a 1.35 ERA over 20 innings. He has just eleven strikeouts over that stretch but has generated a ton of soft contact and allowed just three walks. All three earned runs have come on solo home runs, and he’s looking like a mid-rotation starter.

He threw 32 changeups in his last outing, his second consecutive outing throwing at least thirty. He went heavy with both the four-seam and sinker in his last outing, throwing the rare slider to right-handed batters.

Winn took the loss against Colorado in his last outing, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits with one strikeout over 3.2 innings. He had three straight quality starts and wins towards the end of April, but has seen all his stats explode after back-to-back disastrous outings. The start before the Colorado outing was even worse, allowing five runs on four hits and two walks while recording just two outs.

His 56.8% ground-ball rate is the seventh highest in baseball among 127 starting pitchers with at least 30 innings pitched. His primary pitch is his upper 80’s splitter which he throws 42% of the time. After that, he mixes in a four-seamer and a sinker that sit in the mid-90s, with an upper 80’s slider as his breaking ball against right-handed batters. It’s a relatively similar profile as Stone, if you replace Stone’s changeup for Winn’s splitter.


Jason Heyward begins a rehab assignment tonight and should be returning within a couple of weeks.

Different timelines for both, but good progress for both Bobby Miller and Evan Phillips.


Bullpen game tomorrow, superstar Ryan Yarbrough will pitch in some capacity.


First pitch is at 6:45 p.m. PT on SNLA.

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