Los Angeles Dodgers Series: 4/16-4/18

Get your "L.A. sucks" signs and Dodger beaters out... The bums are back in town for some beating. With these two teams being close in the first two weeks for the NL West race, this series may give either team a big advantage over the other. Here's a look at how and why this series may swing one way or the other.

SERIES QUESTIONABLES:
Los Angeles:
  • Todd Hundley (C): back, 15-day DL
  • Jayson Werth (RF): Oblique, 15-day DL
    San Francisco:
  • Ray Durham (2B): Quadripceps, day-to-day

    Starters:
    Odalis Perez (0-1, 5.40)

  • Giants batting .245 against him
  • Bonds is 7-18 with three homeruns and two doubles

    Jeff Weaver (0-1, 5.91)

  • Giants batting .149 against him
  • Only faced five Giants (Durham, Pierzynski, Tucker, Perez, Grissom)
  • Pierzynski has four doubles

    Kazuhisa Ishii (1-0, 1.50)

  • Giants batting .281 against him
  • Durham has two doubles and one triple in eight at-bats

    Jason Schmidt (---)

  • Dodgers batting .212
  • Green has three doubles and two homeruns in twenty at-bats
  • Hundley has four homeruns in twenty-six at-bats

    Kirk Rueter (0-0, 4.91)

  • Dodgers batting .277 against him
  • Green has three doubles and one homerun in forty-three at-bats

    Brett Tomko (0-0, 5.40)

  • Dodgers batting .224 against him
  • Lo Duca has two doubles and a homerun in fifteen at-bats
  • Cora has six hits in seventeen at-bats

    First Base:
    Shawn Green (.333)

  • .329 against Giant pitchers
  • vs. Schmidt (10-20): three doubles, two homeruns, six RBIs, four walks, three strikeouts
  • vs. Rueter (15-43): three doubles, one homerun, five RBIs, six walks, two strikeouts
  • vs. Tomko (3-16): two doubles, two RBIs, three walks, four strikeouts

    Olmedo Saenz (.000)

  • .321 against Giant pitchers
  • vs. Schmidt (1-3): two strikeouts
  • vs. Rueter (5-14): one double, two RBIs, two walks
  • vs. Tomko (0-2)

    J.T. Snow (.182)

  • .154 against Dodger pitchers
  • vs. Perez (1-4): one double, three RBIs, one strikeout
  • never faced Weaver
  • never faced Ishii

    Second Base:
    Alex Cora (.208)

  • .223 against Giant pitchers
  • vs. Schmidt (4-23): one double, two walks, six strikeouts
  • vs. Rueter (3-9): two RBIs
  • vs. Tomko (6-17): one double, one triple, two strikeouts

    Jose Hernandez (.200)

  • .201 against Giant pitchers
  • vs. Schmidt (3-30): two doubles, one triple, two RBIs, ten strikeouts
  • vs. Rueter (6-22): one double, three RBIs, five strikeouts
  • vs. Tomko (4-20): two doubles, five strikeouts

    Ray Durham (.367)

  • .268 against Dodger pitchers
  • vs. Perez (1-8): one walk, three strikeouts
  • vs. Weaver (5-39): one homerun, three RBIs, three walks, seven strikeouts
  • vs. Ishii (5-8): two doubles, one triple, three RBIs

    Shortstop:
    Cesar Izturis (.263)

  • .194 against Giant pitchers
  • vs. Schmidt (2-13): one RBI, five strikeouts
  • vs. Rueter (3-22): one RBI, one strikeout
  • vs. Tomko (4-12): one double, two RBIs

    Neifi Perez (.294)

  • .252 against Dodger pitchers
  • vs. Perez (1-4): one double, one strikeout
  • vs. Weaver (0-9)
  • vs. Ishii (0-0): two walks

    Cody Ransom (.000)

  • .000 against Dodger pitchers
  • never faced Perez
  • never faced Weaver
  • never faced Ishii

    Third Base:
    Adrian Beltre (.353)

  • .199 against Giant pitchers
  • vs. Schmidt (5-33): one double, five RBIs, nine strikeouts
  • vs. Rueter (9-36): one double, five walks, four strikeouts
  • vs. Tomko (4-25): three homeruns, five RBIs, nine strikeouts

    Robin Ventura (.333)

  • .182 against Giant pitchers
  • vs. Schmidt (3-12): two homeruns, four walks, one strikeout
  • vs. Rueter (3-11): two doubles, one RBI, two strikeouts
  • vs. Tomko (0-9): one walk, two strikeouts

    Edgardo Alfonzo (.167)

  • .257 against Dodger pitchers
  • vs. Perez (6-22): two doubles, two walks, two strikeouts
  • never faced Weaver
  • vs. Ishii (2-7): one double, two walks

    Pedro Feliz (.353)

  • .148 against Dodger pitchers
  • vs. Perez (1-3)
  • never faced Weaver
  • vs. Ishii (0-7): four strikeouts

    Catcher:
    Paul Lo Duca (.486)

  • .273 against Giant pitchers
  • vs. Schmidt (1-19): one RBI, four walks
  • vs. Rueter (9-30): four doubles, one homerun, four RBIs
  • vs. Tomko (6-15): two doubles, one homerun, three RBIs, one strikeout

    Dave Ross (.250)

  • .364 against Giant pitchers
  • never faced Schmidt
  • vs. Rueter (1-3): one walk
  • vs. Tomko (2-4): one homerun, two RBIs, one walk, one strikeout

    A.J. Pierzynski (.188)

  • .250 against Dodger pitchers
  • never faced Perez
  • vs. Weaver (4-13): four doubles, two RBIs, four strikeout
  • never faced Ishii

    Yorvit Torrealba (.333)

  • .261 against Dodger pitchers
  • vs. Perez (1-4): three strikeouts
  • never faced Weaver
  • vs. Ishii (1-1): one triple, one walk

    Left Field:
    Dave Roberts (.222)

  • .247 against Giant pitchers
  • vs. Schmidt (8-26): one double, one RBI, one walk, four strikeouts
  • vs. Rueter (4-10): two walks
  • vs. Tomko (1-11): one RBI, two walks, two strikeouts

    Barry Bonds (.440)

  • .306 against Dodger pitchers
  • vs. Perez (7-18): two doubles, three homeruns, four walks, one strikeout
  • never faced Weaver
  • vs. Ishii (2-10): one homerun, two walks, four strikeouts

    Center Field:
    Milton Bradley (.286)

  • .214 against Giant pitchers
  • never faced Schmidt
  • vs. Rueter (2-6): one homerun, three RBIs, one walk, one strikeout
  • never faced Tomko

    Marquis Grissom (.353)

  • .256 against Dodger pitchers
  • vs. Perez (3-12): one homerun, two RBIs, two strikeouts
  • vs. Weaver (0-1): one strikeout
  • vs. Ishii (2-6): one double, one RBI, three walks, one strikeout

    Right Field:
    Juan Encarnacion (.257)

  • .286 against Giant pitchers
  • vs. Schmidt (1-5): one triple, two strikeouts
  • vs. Rueter (4-12): one double, one walk, one strikeout
  • vs. Tomko (4-12): one homerun, one walk, one strikeout

    Jason Grabowski (.143)

  • never faced Giants' pitchers

    <>Michael Tucker (.242)

  • .212 against Dodger pitchers
  • vs. Perez (1-3): one double, two strikeouts
  • vs. Weaver (2-12): one double, two walks, three strikeouts
  • never faced Ishii

    Jeffrey Hammonds (.250)

  • .262 against Dodger pitchers
  • vs. Perez (1-6): thee strikeouts
  • never faced Weaver
  • vs. Ishii (4-8): one double, one walk, one strikeout

    Dustan Mohr (.143)

  • .000 against Dodger pitchers
  • never faced Perez
  • never faced Weaver
  • never faced Ishii

    BULLPEN:
    Closers:
    Eric Gagne (1-0, 0.00)

  • Giants batting .217 against him
  • Only Alfonzo has homerun
  • Snow has five hits in fifteen at-bats

    Matt Herges (0-1, 3.86)

  • Dodgers batting .297 against him
  • Hernandez has one homerun in five at-bats
  • Encarnacion has two hits in three at-bats



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