San Fransico Giants (66-80) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (85-60)
Thursday, 9/12. 7:10 PM. PRIME.
Greinke has won six straight decisions. He's unbeaten in his last eight starts, posting a 1.59 ERA over that span. The right-hander is 8-1 with a 2.20 ERA in 12 starts at Dodger Stadium this season.vs.
Cain has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine consecutive starts, though he lasted only two-thirds of an inning in one of those outings and 3 1/3 in another. Cain's lifetime road record happens to be 42-42.GAME 2
Friday, 9/13. 7:10 PM. PRIME.
Kershaw leads the Major Leagues with a 1.92 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in 30 starts. He's 6-2 with a 1.78 ERA in the second half and has won four of his past five decisions. Kershaw is 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA in four starts against the Giants this year.
A strong finish will help Bumgarner reduce his WHIP (average walks and hits per inning) for the third straight year. It's currently 1.030, down from 1.114 last year, which followed 1.212 in 2011 and 1.306 in 2010.GAME 3
Saturday, 9/14. 6:10 PM. PRIME.
Nolasco is 8-1 with a 2.07 ERA in 12 starts since joining the Dodgers in July. He's won each of his last seven decisions. The right-hander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven straight outings.vs.
Lincecum's transition from power pitcher to pitcher, period, has been evident. His last start was the first of his career in which he worked eight innings and struck out as few as three batters.GAME 4
Sunday, 9/15. 1:10 PM. PRIME.
Volquez had a quality start on Tuesday against the D-backs, charged with three runs on four hits in six innings with five strikeouts. He had a 7.31 ERA in three starts against the Giants this year when he was with the Padres.vs.
Vogelsong has had back-to-back rough outings. He gave up five runs and eight hits in just five innings Tuesday to Colorado. Before that, he gave up four runs in just 4 2/3 innings against Arizona.