The Dodgers and Giants get together for their third and final series in San Francisco this season, with the Dodgers looking to climb out of a 4½-game hole they have created in the National League West.
Five of the six games between these two teams at AT&T Park this season have been shutouts, with the other game an extra-inning win by the Dodgers. Here's a look at how some Dodgers have fared this season against their rivals:
- A.J. Ellis: .353/.488/.588, has started all 12 games behind the plate
- Luis Cruz: .409/.409/.500 (9-for-22 with two doubles) in six games
- Hanley Ramirez: .269/.269/.577 in six games (2-for-2 with two homers against Sergio Romo, 5-for-24, two doubles against everyone else
- Matt Kemp: .316/.341/.500 with one home run in nine games, but 6-for-15 (.400) with two doubles and a home runs in three games in San Francisco
- Andre Ethier: .279/.340/.419 with no home runs in 12 games
- Mark Ellis: .281/.303/.375 in eight games, including .333/.333/.333 (5-for-15, all singles) in three games in San Francisco
Adrian Gonzalez hasn't faced the Giants since 2010, but in 45 career games at AT&T Park he is hitting .297/.371/.462 with six home runs and 21 RBI. That looks a lot like his career line of .293/.371/.507, with the requisite power drop at the pitcher's park in San Francisco.
Friday's Ptiching Matchup
Josh Beckett makes his third start as a Dodger, and his first start against the Giants since 2005, when he was with the Marlins. Beckett is 4-3 with a 3.35 ERA in seven career starts against the Giants, including 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in three starts in San Francisco with two walks and 18 strikeouts in 20 innings.
Tim Lincecum is 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA against the Dodgers this season, with 20 strikeouts and five walks. Against everyone else, Lincecum is 6-13 with a 5.54 ERA.
Game Time: 7:15 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket, MLB Network