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GAME ESSENTIALS: Giants (107-55 regular season) vs. Dodgers (106-56) at Dodger Stadium, 6:37 p.m. PT. TV: TBS; Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Ron Darling (color commentary), Lauren Shehadi (on-field reporter). RADIO: KNBR 104.5 FM/680 AM (English), KSFN 1510 AM (Spanish)
PITCHERS: Alex Wood (10-4 regular season, 3.84 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer (15-4, 2.46)
ODDS: Dodgers -200; Giants +180. OVER/UNDER: 7.
SERIES: Giants and Dodgers tied 1-1 in the NLDS after San Francisco won Game 1 and Los Angeles took Game 2. San Francisco won this year’s regular-season matchups 10-9.
The Giants and Dodgers head to Chavez Ravine Monday night for Game 3 of their National League Divisional Series, which is tied at one game apiece.
San Francisco drew first blood as Logan Webb dominated the Dodgers for 7 2/3 shutout innings in Friday night’s Game 1. Los Angeles took Game 2 at Oracle Park on Saturday as the Dodgers offense got to Giants starter Kevin Gausman early, then extended their lead with big hits in the sixth and eighth innings.
Game 3 will showcase the depth of the Dodgers’ rotation, as San Francisco will have to solve Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer. The Giants will send former Dodger Alex Wood to the mound.
Wood has pitched well in three outings for the Giants since returning from the COVID-19 injured list, allowing two total runs over 13 innings against the Braves, Rockies and Diamondbacks. But that low inning count is worth watching: Is Wood back to full health after his time on the IL?
Meanwhile, Scherzer has been the definition of an ace since arriving in LA from Washington at the trade deadline along with Trea Turner. He was 7-0 (1.98 ERA) in the regular season with the Dodgers, who were 11-0 in his starts. But he only went 4 1/3 innings in the Wild Card Game against St. Louis last Wednesday and was frustrated to be pulled by manager Dave Roberts after allowing one run.
The Giants will hope he remains just a bit off his stellar game Monday night as they look to retake the lead in the rivalry series.
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment