May 9, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Nate Schierholtz (12) is tagged out on a stolen base attempt by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Adam Kennedy (3) in the second inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
The Giants and Dodgers lock horns once again at AT&T Park for a three game set.
After getting swept by the Athletics, the Dodgers took just one against the Angels in the Freeway series this weekend, leaving them in a bit of a free fall heading into this matchup as they are 1-5 in their last 6 games. The Giants on the other hand were a half of an inning from sweeping the A's in Oakland themselves in their last series, and are 3-3 in their last 6 games.
San Francisco now finds themselves just three games out of the lead in the NL West, so a home sweep of the boys in blue would be a huge shift in the divisional power struggle.
Youngster Nathan Eovaldi (0-3, 2.35) takes on veteran Barry Zito (5-5, 4.35) Eovaldi remains winless in his five starts though has lasted at least 5.2 innings in each start, while Zito looks to end his current three-game losing streak. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT with coverage on NBC Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 2.73) squares off against Ryan Vogelsong (6-3, 2.41) in the second installment of the series. Kershaw took a no decision after eight superb innings of one run ball in his last start, while Vogelsong took his first loss since May 3 in his last start after allowing three runs in seven innings of work. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
Chad Billingsley (4-6, 4.15) faces Tim Lincecum (2-8, 6.07) in the matinee finale on Wednesday. Billingsley has taken the L for his last two starts, while Timmy hasn't seen a win since April, though showed some signs of improvement with eight K's in six innings in his last start. First pitch is set for 12:45 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.