LOS ANGELES —- As the Dodgers continue to play at a historic pace, let’s see where they are as they prepare to take on the San Francisco Giants in this tri-finale game aka last game of this series, home stand and month.
The Dodgers are seeking their 14th series sweep, the last time they had this many was in 1976 when they had 15 sweeps.
The Dodgers are 46-13 at home, their Los Angeles franchise record is 55 wins, which was last done by the 2015 Dodgers.
And so far in July 2017, the Dodgers are 19-3. The Los Angeles record is 21 wins however the 1963 team was 21-10 and the 2004 team was 21-7 so they played more games than this year’s version.
With yesterday’s win, they are 40-10 in their last 50 games, this is the third time this season they have had that record. The Dodgers are the only National League franchise to have 40 or more wins in a 50 game stretch, which they also did several times in 2013, since the 1975 Big Red Machine did it with a 41-9 run being their best that season.
And the Dodgers current record of 73-31 is by far the best in Los Angeles history after 104 games and barely trails the 1942 Dodgers who were 73-30 and then had a tie game in their 104th game that season.
Meanwhile, as has been noted, the Giants are having one of their worst years by record in their long history. Their 40-65 is their worst record in San Francisco after 105 games and is only one off the franchise worst since 1913.
Today’s game will have the third pair of left-handers facing off, Hyun-jin Ryo will go against Madison Bumgarner.
Bumgarner who was out from mid-April to right after the All-Star break due to injuries sustained while riding a dirt bike on an off-day, has made three starts since his return and this will be his first 2017 start against the Dodgers.
Ryu, who had been out for about a month himself, started against the Minnesota Twins last Monday and he pitched five innings and gave up two runs. Ryu has had one start against the Giants this season back in April, he pitched six innings and allowed a run, five hits and a walk.
Time: 5:05 p.m. PT