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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants | 22 July, 10:09 AM (PST) 


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POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS: 

LOS ANGELES DODGERS: 

C | Will Smith 

FB | Freddie Freeman 

SB | Gavin Lux 

S | Trea Turner 

TB | Justin Turner 

LF | Chris Taylor 

CF | Cody Bellinger 

RF | Mookie Betts 

DH | Max Muncy 

 

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS: 

C | Curt Casali 

FB | Brandon Belt 

SB | Thairo Estrada 

S | Brandon Crawford 

TB | Evan Longoria 

LF | Joc Pederson 

CF | Mike Yastrzemski 

RF | LaMonte Wade 

DH | Tommy La Stella 

 

 

This Friday, July 22nd at 10:09 AM, one of the most competitive and long-standing rivalries to grace the MLB will battle it out once again. It’s the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the San Francisco Giants at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. In June, the Giants left the Dodgers sulking after they pulled off their first sweep against the LA team since 2016. With only one team destined to come out on top, have you taken your pick?  

 

The Dodgers' last game was against their LA counterpart, the Los Angeles Angels. They piled on the Angels in a 7-1 game just this Sunday, and the series was a complete sweep— it was like taking candy from a baby. They’re back to being directly behind the Yankees in the overall MLB rankings as they have garnered 60 wins and 30 losses while the NY kings have 64 wins and 28 losses. Tony Gonsolin and Julio Urias lead the Dodgers’ pitching performance, and Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and Trea Turner take over for batting. For their injured players, the Dodgers only have players Dustin May who has been on a 60-day indefinite leave since May and Andrew Heaney suffering a shoulder injury and placed under a 15-day IL. 

 

The Giants' last game was against the Milwaukee Brewers wherein the brewers suffered a four-point deficit in the 9-5 game. The Brewers beat them at the first game of the series, but the Giants took it quite personally, so much so that they’ve floored Milwaukee for the remaining games. The team has a collective 3.82 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Though not as impressive as the Dodgers’ 2.96 and 1.07, they still have something to work with. The Giants have Joc Pederson, Thairdo Estrada, and Wilmer Flores as batting leaders and Carlos Rodon and Logan Webb for pitching. San Francisco has five injured players at the moment; Mauricio Llovera on a 15-day IL, Brandon Crawford under a 10-day IL, and Bryce Johnson, Wei-Chieh Huang, and James Glowenke all classified under day-to-day.  

 

While the designated home team exhibits numbers that are arguably hard to beat and are relatively more impressive than their San Francisco rivals, there is no denying the unpleasant sweep the Giants put them through in June. 7-2, 3-2, and 2-0, respectively, not necessarily something we’d expect given the current standings with the Dodgers on top. However, they’re archenemies for a reason. This adds another level of excitement this Friday. This time around, we’re vouching for the Dodgers, just to even out the embarrassment from June. Catch it live this Friday, at 10:09 AM in Philippine Standard Time. 

 

10:09 AM (PST), Friday, 22 July 2022. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA. 

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