The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers renew their heated rivalry on Monday night. San Francisco's poor offense along with solid Spring Training showings from Pomeranz and Urias point towards a low-scoring game.
Monday, April 1 at 10:00 PM ET
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Drew Pomeranz makes Giants debut
Drew Pomeranz agreed to a 1-year, $1.5 million deal with the Giants in the offseason and this will be his first start with the team. The left-hander went 2-6 with a 6.08 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP in 74 innings over 26 games (11 starts) with the Red Sox last season.
Pomeranz was 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in five games (three starts) in Spring Training and he's 1-4 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP in 33 2/3 innings over eight career games (six starts) against the Dodgers.
The Giants have scored just five runs (28th in the majors), putting up 1.25 runs per game (28th), hitting .177 (26th) with 1 home run (28th). San Francisco ranks 6th with a 2.45 ERA, 15th with a 1.21 WHIP and 16th with 31 strikeouts. Their bullpen ranks 7th with a 3.00 ERA.
Evan Longoria leads the Giants with a .364 batting average, one home run, two RBIs and four hits and Pablo Sandoval is hitting .333 with two doubles and one RBI.
Urias has a chance to prove himself
Julio Urias will make his first start since May 20, 2017, when he gave up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits with no strikeouts and three walks over 2 1/3 innings in a 10-6 loss against the Marlins.
The 22-year-old was considered among the best pitching prospects in baseball but shoulder capsule surgery limited him to just four innings over three relief appearances last season. He surrendered just one hit and recorded seven strikeouts and no walks in those games and he was 2-0 with a 1.72 ERA and an 0.51 WHIP in six games (five starts) in Spring Training.
The Dodgers have scored 42 runs (2nd in the majors), putting up 10.5 runs per game (6th), hitting .327 (2nd) with 14 home runs (2nd). Los Angeles ranks 21st with a 4.95 ERA, 16th with a 1.23 WHIP and 8th with 36 strikeouts. Their bullpen ranks 24th with a 7.11 ERA.
Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers four home runs, eight RBIs and 10 hits and is hitting .500, Austin Barnes has a .625 batting average and Joc Pederson is hitting .467 with three home runs and five RBIs.
The Under is:
4-0 in San Francisco's last four road games
8-1 in San Francisco's last nine road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600
7-1 in San Francisco's last eight games during game 1 of a series
36-16-2 in San Francisco's last 54 overall
24-11-4 in Los Angeles' last 39 home games against a left-handed starter
5-2 in Urias' last seven starts against a team with a losing record
5-2 in Urias' last seven home starts against a team with a losing record
7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings
20-6-1 in the last 27 meetings in Los Angeles
MLB Pick: Under 7.5 (-105) at Jazz Sports
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