The San Francisco Giants take on the Dodgers for game two of three at 1:10pm PT at Dodger Stadium.
— SF Giants on CSN (@CSNGiants) April 5, 2014
Madison Bumgarner will start for the Giants today and is looking to improve on his opening day performance on March 31. He allowed 6 hits and 4 runs, but zero were earned after the Giants had two fielding errors from Belt and Sandoval. Bumgarner still holds a 0.00 ERA in four innings pitched.
Here’s how Bumgarner matches up against the Dodgers. He’s been able to hold them to a .179 batting average.
The Giants have Brandon, Brandon and Brandon in the infield today.
Brandon Belt is hitting .318 and is currently leading the MLB with three home runs in his last five games.
Brandon Hicks is starting at second base for the second day in a row. He’s batting .600 with one home run.
Brandon Crawford has started the season strong, he is currently batting .308 with two doubles.
Paul Maholm (LHP) will start today for the Dodgers. He’s spent 10 seasons in the majors and has a 4.28 career ERA. In Spring Training, he had a 7.04 ERA in only 7.2 innings pitched. On February 8, 2014, Maholm signed as a free agent with the Dodgers after spending his previous two seasons with the Braves.
Here’s how Maholm matches up against the Giants offense.
Giants: Brandon, Brandon and Brandon in the infield today.
#Sfgiants vs LHP Maholm: CF Pagan, RF Pence, 3B Panda, C Posey, LF Morse,1B Belt, 2B Hicks, SS Crawford, P Bumgarner
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) April 5, 2014
Dodgers: It looks like Puig arrived to practice on time today.
#Dodgers lineup vs. Giants: Puig RF Turner 2B Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp CF Van Slyke LF Uribe 3B Ellis C Maholm P
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 5, 2014