Updated: Sep 13
Logan Webb is coming off a win in his last outing against the Diamondbacks and tonight makes his 2nd start against the Dodgers. He faced them earlier this year and earned a no-decision after 4 innings of 1 run ball, he allowed 6 hits and struck out 2 batters while issuing just 1 walk. Webb has gone 2-2 in 5 starts with a 3.77 ERA since his last matchup against the Dodgers, the club is going for their 8th straight win.
Clayton Kershaw will be standing in the way of the Giants and their recent hot streak of 7 straight wins. Kershaw faced the Giants back on August 8th but took the loss after pitching 4 1/3 innings, allowing 4 runs off 7 hits with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk, he also gave up 3 homers. Since then, the Dodgers lefty has gone 2-0 in his last 2 outings with 17 strikeouts and a 1.20 ERA. Kershaw has only made 4 starts this season, going 3-1 while dealing with back issues and looks to bounce back to the 3x Cy Young and 8x All-Star pitcher that we all know him as. He has a career record of 13-5 in 25 games (23 starts) with an ERA of 1.57 as the Giants are hitting .188 with 7 homers and has struck out 161 batters.
Game one first pitch is at 1:05 pm
The Giants will take on the Dodgers again tonight just an hour after their game 1 of the doubleheader. Kevin Gausman will take the ball for Gabe Kapler amidst hearing his name swirl around the trade deadline buzz. Gausman has faced the Dodgers twice this season both out of the pen and as a starter, going 0-0 with a 2.61 and has struck out 8 batters in 10 1/3 innings of work. He received his first win of the year in his last start against the Angels and looks to get himself a 2nd win on the year.
Walker Buehler will go on the injured list and reliever Caleb Ferguson will make the start for him. Ferguson pitched 1 1/3 innings on Tuesday night with3 strikeouts out of the bullpen for in the Dodgers 10-8 loss. Prior to Tuesday's game, the 24-year-old left-hander has faced the Giants 2 other times this year and pitched 3 innings with 6 strikeouts and 1 hit allowed. He has made just 5 career starts for the Dodgers over his 3-year career and his last one came last year. Ferguson pitched against the Brewers early on in the season and took the loss after going 2 2/3 innings and allowed 1 run off 4 hits with a pair of walks and strikeouts each.
Game two first pitch is at 4:40 pm