Preview: Giants, Dodgers meet for the first time in 2024

Apr 1, 2024, 10:08 AM

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The Major League Baseball regular season doesn’t feel like it’s started until the San Francisco Giants face the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fresh off a season-opening four-game split with the San Diego Padres, the Giants (2-2) will head to Los Angeles on Monday night and begin a three-game set against the rival Dodgers (4-2) in Southern California.

In 2023, Los Angeles narrowly won the season series (7-6), but San Francisco hopes to turn the tables in 2024 after bringing in several notable players in free agency.

Of course, the Dodgers know a thing or two about acquiring star talent in free agency, as the Giants will face reigning MVP slugger Shohei Ohtani for the first time in blue and white.

After suffering a 13-4 defeat in San Diego on Sunday, San Francisco will send rookie right-hander Keaton Winn to the mound on Monday. He will face veteran lefty James Paxton, who will be making his Dodgers debut.

Giants vs. Dodgers starters & first pitch

Monday, April 1st | Keaton Winn (0-0, —) vs. James Paxton (0-0, —) | 7:10 PM PST

Tuesday, April 2nd | Logan Webb (0-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. Tyler Glasnow (1-0, 2.45 ERA) | 7:10 PM PST

Wednesday, April 3rd | TBD* (0-0, —) vs. Bobby Miller (1-0, 0.00 ERA) | 7:10 PM PST

*Reigning Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell could make his Giants debut on Wednesday, depending on how San Francisco plans to move forward with the left-hander.

Giants vs. Dodgers Matchup Stats

San Francisco

Keaton Winn in 2023 vs. LAD: (1 game) 0-1, 10.13 ERA, 5 K, 0 BB, 5.1 IP

Logan Webb in 2023 vs. LAD: (2 games) 1-1, 2.08 ERA, 11 K, 3 BB, 13.0 IP

Blake Snell in 2023 vs. LAD: (4 games) 1-1, 2.74 ERA, 26 K, 12 BB, 23.0 IP

Los Angeles

James Paxton in 2023 vs. SF: (1 game) 0-0, 1.80 ERA, 5 K, 2 BB, 5.0 IP

Tyler Glasnow in 2023 vs. SF: (1 game) 1-0, 1.50 ERA, 7 K, 3 BB, 6.0 IP

Bobby Miller in 2023 vs. SF (2 games) 0-1, 6.52 ERA, 9 K, 4 BB, 9.2 IP

Who’s Hot?

Jung Hoo Lee has driven in four runs over his first four MLB games while batting .286 over 14 at-bats.

Michael Conforto has drilled two homers and driven in five runs over his first 15 at-bats of the season.

Matt Chapman’s first series in the orange and black was successful, as the third baseman mashed two home runs and leads the Giants with 6 RBI heading into the series vs. Los Angeles.

Who’s Not?

San Francisco’s bullpen has struggled early, as the enter play on Monday holding a 9.00 ERA–the second-worst of any bullpen in baseball, only in front of the Philadelphia Phillies (11.57).

Recently signed slugger Jorge Soler has yet to drive in a run this season, as the veteran holds a team-worst .133 batting average over 18 plate appearances.

What is the San Francisco Giants upcoming schedule?

  • Monday, April 1st-Wednesday, April 3rd – @ Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, April 5th-Sunday, April 7th – vs. San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 8th-Wednesday, April 10th – vs. Washington Nationals
  • Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14th – @ Tampa Bay Rays
  • Monday, April 15th-Wednesday, April 17th – @ Miami Marlins

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