This season, for the most part, whatever could go right has for the Los Angeles Dodgers and whatever could go wrong has for the San Francisco Giants as those betting baseball know, as they prepare to meet in this storied rivalry.
Time to breakdown piece by piece what to look for in Game 1. Somewhere in between these two teams is where I reside with my latest MLB picks at 26-20.
Matt Moore (3-10, 5.82 ERA) season has perfectly reflected San Francisco season, a complete disaster. The lefthander has not fooled opposing batters all year, permitting a .300 batting average (.252 is career norm) and on the road like he will be tonight, Moore has an unsightly 7.61 ERA. I witnessed him pitch twice in spring training and still have the note that reads, “Moore has nothing” and that has continued into all of 2017. At Dodger Stadium, the 28-year old is 2-2 with a bloated 6.86 ERA.
Alex Wood (11-1, 2.17) finally suffered his first defeat in last start, being shelled by his old team Atlanta, 12-3, not making out of the fifth inning in allowing nine runs (seven earned) on nine hits and walking four.