Preview: San Francisco Giants at L.A. Dodgers

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Madison Bumgarner vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu

-Bumgarner is 6-2 with a 2.53 ERA in nine career starts against a bitter foe Los Angeles. He is 3-0 with a 2.37 ERA in his last starts. He is 7-4 with a 3.24 ERA in 15 starts this season. No current Dodger has hit a homer off of Bumgarner.

-Matt Kemp (currently on the DL) is just 4-for-19 vs. Bumgarner with an RBI, three walks and five strikeouts.

-Andre Either is 2-for-16.

-Adrian Gonzalez is 2-for-14.

-Hanley Ramirez is 1-for-11 but he does a pair of RBIs.

-Ryu is 0-2 with a 3.65 ERA in two career starts vs. San Francisco. He is 0-1 with a 3.20 ERA in his last three starts. He is 6-3 with a 2.96 ERA in 14 starts this season.

-Hunter Pence is 4-for-6 vs. Ryu, with four RBIs.

-Andres Torres and Marco Scutaro are both 3-for-6.

-Buster Posey is 2-for-5.

-Pablo Sandoval is 1-for-5

-Joaquin Arias and Angel Pagan are both 2-for-3.

-Brandon Crawford is 0-for-6.

On a day with only four games of baseball with are privy to Dodgers/Giants, a rivalry older than most of us. The Dodgers (32-42) are in last place in NL West and 8.5 games out. The Giants are 38-37 and three games behind the division leading Diamondbacks. Bumgarner and Ryu are two of the top handed pitchers in the league. This late start is sure to please those of us that write the whole night through.

The Giants have yet face budding superstar Yasiel Puig. In 18 games and just 69 at-bats Puig is hitting .435 with six homers and 12 RBIs. He also has an OPS of 1.212.

Josh Johnson

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