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Nearing The Bottom

Andre Ethier takes a seat tonight against the left-handed Madison Bumgarner.
Andre Ethier takes a seat tonight against the left-handed Madison Bumgarner.

The Dodgers look to snap their latest three-game losing streak tonight, facing the Giants in the second game of their three-game set at AT&T Park. The Dodgers have had nine losing streaks of three games or more this season. That has contributed to the Dodgers having one of the worst records in baseball since last year's All-Star break.

Worst MLB Records Since 2010 All-Star Break
Rank Team W-L Pct
26 Cubs 75-95 .441
27 Dodgers 73-97 .429
28 Astros 71-98 .420
29 Mariners 69-100 .408
30 Royals 66-104 .388

The Giants are 101-70 during that span, second in the majors to Philadelphia (109-61).

Tonight's Pitchers: Fun With ERA & Splits

On the surface, the Dodgers appear to hold an advantage in tonight's pitching matchup, as Rubby De La Rosa has a 2.50 ERA on the road (all of 18 innings), and Madison Bumgarner has a 5.36 ERA at home. However, upon further examination of peripherals, De La Rosa has a 3.57 FIP and 4.02 xFIP on the road (again, only 18 innings), while Bumgarner has a 2.22 FIP and 2.99 xFIP at AT&T Park. Bumgarner on the season is third in the NL in FIP (2.46) and 13th in xFIP (3.11).


Andre Ethier sits against the lefty Bumgarner tonight, with Juan Rivera starting in right field and batting third.

The Giants recalled Brandon Belt from Triple A, optioning Hector Sanchez. In addition, the Giants acquired utility infielder Jeff Keppinger from Houston for pitchers Jason Stoffel and Henry Sosa. San Francisco will need to make another roster move once Keppinger arrives tomorrow.

Dodgers   Giants
LF Gwynn
CF Torres
SS Furcal 2B Fontentot
RF Rivera 3B Sandoval
CF Kemp RF Schierholtz
Miles LF Ross
Uribe 1B Belt
1B Loney SS Crawford
C Barajas C Whiteside
P De La Rosa
P Bumgarner

Game Time: 7:15 p.m.


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