Major League Baseball Selection

By Jeff Frank, Sports Analyst
2014 MLB Regular Season Record: 46-48; -575 units

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (85-71) AT LA DODGERS (89-68), 10:10 PM (ET)
TV: CSN-BA, SprtsNet LA, ESPN
Madison Bumgarner (LHP) vs. Zack Greinke (RHP)


San Francisco defeated Los Angeles 5-2 last night in a game that went 13 innings. The Giants now trail the Dodgers by 3 1/2 games for the top spot in the National League West.

Madison Bumgarner looks to bring the Giants one game closer when he takes the hill against Zack Greinke. Both hurlers have been masterful against their respective opponents this season. Bumgarner is 3-1 with a 1.75 ERA versus the Dodgers, including a 9-0 win on Sept. 12. The southpaw went seven innings that night allowing just three hits with nine strikeouts.

Greinke has done one better with a 4-0 mark and a 1.38 ERA against San Francisco. He started the game on Sept. 13 throwing six innings of scoreless ball in a 17-0 Dodgers victory. In his last start at AT&T Park (July 25), Greinke went seven innings without allowing a run with 10 strikeouts in an 8-1 win.

Both starters allowed four runs in their last start so look for improved efforts this evening.

SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take under six runs at even money.

PITCHING TRENDS REPORT

Madison Bumgarner (18-9, 2.91)
Lifetime record vs. opponent: 11-4, 2.36
2014 record vs. opponent: 3-1, 1.75
2014 Profit/Loss: +450

Zack Greinke (15-8, 2.76)
Lifetime record vs. opponent: 4-0, 1.93
2014 record vs. opponent: 4-0, 1.38
2014 Profit/Loss: -64


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