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3 of 3 (100%) Experts with a pick on the moneyline are aligned. 8* play on the L.A. Dodgers (Straight-up).
Ricky Tran: Ricky's *CLASH of the TITANS* (9-1 RUN)
Analysis to come.
Larry Ness: MLB: SFG at LAD
The Los Angeles Dodgers had won EIGHT straight NL West titles heading into 2021 but despite winning 106 games, the Dodgers finished ONE game behind the 107-win SF Giants. However, the Dodgers did beat the Giants in an NLDS matchup, 3 games-to-2. The Dodgers/Giants is one of MLB's great rivalries (back to the days when both teams played in New York) and the two rivals open a brief two-game series Tuesday night in Los Angeles, meeting for the first time in 2022. The Dodgers are 14-7 to open the season while the Giants are 14-8 (Padres squeeze in at 15-8).
The Giants will send left-hander Carlos Rodon (3-0, 1.17 ERA) to the mound, while the Dodgers counter with lefty Jose Urias (1-1, 2.50 ERA). Rodon was 13-5 (2.37 ERA) for the White Sox in 2021 but he signed a two-year, $44 million contract with the Giants in March. Urias was MLB's lone 20-game winner in 2021 (20-3 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP in 32 starts). Rodon has allowed one run or less in all four of his Giants starts and has at least eight strikeouts in all of them (38-8 KW ratio on the season). Urias was roughed up in hsi 2022 debut (6 runs allowed but just three earned in two innings at Coors Field) but in his last three, has gone 16 innings while allowing just two ERs on only four hits, for a 1.13 ERA.
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The Dodgers have looked a lot better in their games lately. They had gone on a bit of a losing skid when they lost their series to the Diamondbacks and even dropped a game to the Tigers on their home field but I think their day off on Monday was what they needed to reset themselves and I expect a great effort from them in this game. They have won 2/3 of their previous 3 games now and the Giants are 1 of their biggest rival teams due to their location and the fact that they are in the same division. The Dodgers still remember how they lost the division to the Giants last year and I think they aren't going to let that happen again this year. I expect them to win this game and the Giants haven't really looked great lately either. The Giants have lost 3/4 of their previous 4 games, splitting a series with Oakland and losing a series to the Nats. Their pitching hasn't been great in those games and they have been let down by both their starting rotation and their bullpen in those games. The Dodgers have a strong lineup and I think they will rack up the runs on the Giants here. Julio Urias (1-1, 2.50 ERA) is up for the Dodgers here and he has looked great in his starts this year. He had a really good year last season and is off to a great start this year with his worst start on the year coming in his 1st game. I think he is rounding into ace form and I expect him to pitch a really good game here. Carlos Rodon (3-0, 1.17 ERA) is up for the Giants here and he has had a really good start this year but he hasn't faced the strongest lineups in his starts and I think it is only a matter of time until he gets rocked in 1 of these games. I think this is going to be that game and I expect the Dodgers to beat up on him here.
Best of luck!
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