Hey Dodgers, you tired? Thought so.
Ryan Vogelsong (3-5, 5.82) looks to lead the Giants to a win today to take three of the four game series against the Dodgers. RHP Edinson Volquez (9-11, 5.99) will start for the Dodgers. Volquez was pretty solid in his last start, he allowed only three runs on four hits over six innings against the Diamondbacks on September 11. Vogelsong was not as strong in his last few starts. The Dodgers are hitting .278 against him and it looks like Mattingly started anyone who has done well against him in the past.
Here is how the Giants match up offensively against Volquez.
Pence is ridiculous right now. I can’t wait until the Giants lock him down to a multi-year contract. He went went 3-for-5 with seven RBI last night, one being this amazing grand slam.
Pence is batting .407 with seven HRs and 22 RBI the month of September. He leads the NL this month in RBIs, runs scored and slugging (.870). He ranks second in HRs and batting average.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) September 15, 2013
#SFGiants lineup: Blanco cf, Scutaro 2b, Belt 1b, Pence rf, Sandoval 3b, Sanchez c, Crawford ss, Perez lf, Vogelsong p
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) September 15, 2013
Bunch of backups for Dodgers: Gordon SS, Ellis 2B, Gonzalez 1B, Uribe 3B, Schumaker CF, Hairston LF, AJ Ellis C, Buss RF, Volquez RHP
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) September 15, 2013
The Giants set a Dodger stadium record last night scoring 19 runs, the most for any team in the 51 year history. The Giants also haven’t scored this many runs on the road versus the Dodgers since July 3, 1947, when New York defeated Brooklyn. Giants are 6-4 in their last 10 games but have won five of their last seven games.
I’m going to predict somehow we finish the season in second place in the National League West. I can feel it.