Dodgers Chased, Not Caught Yet

The Dodgers return to playing within their division tonight, starting a pivotal three-game series in San Francisco, facing a Giants team that is tied with the Rockies atop the Wild Card standings, and 5½ games behind LA.  The Dodgers and Giants haven't played each other in 102 92 days, which seems crazy to me for some reason.

Now matter how many runs the Dodgers score tonight, Hiroki Kuroda is bound for a letdown in the run support department.  Then again, maybe the Dodgers are due for another 17-run explosion.  Kuroda has walked two or fewer batters in each of his last ten starts.

Not only did Jonathan Sanchez throw a no-hitter last month, but he's also coming off another strong start in his last time out, pitching seven shutout innings in Houston to beat the Astros.

Eugenio Velez has been great since his return to the Giants from the minors in late July, and is currently riding a 15-game hitting streak.  He is hitting .431/.456/.631 during that streak with 13 runs scored, and has started games at second base plus all three outfield positions this year.

Get your guesses in for "Just A Bit Outside" here.

Game Time:  7:15pm

TV:  Prime Ticket

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