Giants seek fifth-straight win entering series against Dodgers

Jun 16, 2023, 10:24 AM

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - JUNE 14: Mike Yastrzemski #5 of the San Francisco Giants celebrating a home r...

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(Photo by Andy Kuno/San Francisco Giants/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants will look to continue their winning ways this weekend in Southern California as they will open up a three-game set against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

San Francisco (36-32) enters play on Friday having won four-straight games and seven of their past nine contests thanks to a red-hot offense that has batted .291 since June 6th.

Los Angeles (39-30) has struggled thus far in June, posting a 5-7 record while falling out of first place in the National League West standings.

The Giants currently sit just 4.5 games behind the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks and 2.5 games behind the Dodgers, who currently hold the top National League Wild Card spot.

Thanks to Mike Yastrzemski’s clutch two-run home run on Wednesday afternoon, San Francisco was able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat as the Giants erased a 5-3 deficit (with two outs and two strikes in the ninth) to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in extra innings.

Yastrzemski’s heroics gave San Francisco its second series sweep of the month and helped the Giants improve its road record to 18-15, the third-best road record in the National League.

All eyes will now shift to Los Angeles where the road-warrior Giants will have to face a Dodgers team that holds the best home record (22-11) in all of baseball.

Here are this weekend’s pitching matchups at Dodger Stadium:

Friday, June 2nd – John Brebbia (2-0, 3.23 ERA) vs. Emmet Sheehan (0-0, — ERA) – 7:10 PM PST

Saturday, June 3rd – TBD vs. Bobby Miller  (3-0, 0.78 ERA) –  6:10 PM PST

Sunday, June 4th – Logan Webb (5-6, 3.15 ERA) vs. Tony Gonsolin (4-1, 1.93 ERA) – 1:10 PM PST

Giants vs. Dodgers Recent History

  • The Giants hold a 21-35 record against the Dodgers since the start of the 2020 season
  • San Francisco has lost 17 of its past 22 games against Los Angeles
  • The Dodgers have won every season series against the Giants since the 2017

Upcoming San Francisco Giants Schedule

  • Friday, June 16th-Sunday, June 18th – @ Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Monday, June 19th-Thursday, June 22nd – vs. San Diego Padres
  • Friday, June 23rd-Sunday, June 25th – vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Tuesday, June 27th-Thursday, June 29th – @ Toronto Blue Jays

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