The Dodgers are traveling to San Francisco for the first time this season

The Dodgers came into the 2022 season as the favorites in the World Championships, but before that goal was reached, the first was to win the NL West title, and the first step on that journey performs well against the Giants and Padres. This division title will not come without challenges.

The 106-win season in 2021 was only good for second place, and while most expected a step back or two for the Giants, it’s for something else because of the sheer difficulty of winning 107 games for any football club. San Francisco has always been dangerous, and the Padres had to improve by a disappointing 2021.

All this being said, with about a third of the season played, the Dodgers have a small lead in the West. The Giants are not quite on their level in 2021 but are still a serious contender, and the Badres found themselves in the wake of Los Angeles, after two games into the loss column.

Dodgers-Giants schedule

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Friday 7:15 pm SNLA
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Sun 1:05 pm SNLA

That’s it, with 59 games on the books, the Dodgers have faced the Giants and Padres combined five times, three against San Diego and two against San Francisco. Who can forget the 19-game battle last year against the Giants, with the Dodgers leading 9-10 and a one-game finish over San Francisco at the end of the season.

How the Dodgers perform against the Giants going forward in the remaining 17 games will tell us a lot about how this season is going, for both teams really. Los Angeles already had its first two mini-tour games at home in early May. They’re definitely hoping to take the season’s streak against them this time around.

The 37-20 Dodgers are set for you against the 30-25 Giants. Let’s take a look at the potential rivalries between the presentations of these three-week games.

Friday: Walker Buehler vs. Jacob Jones

Walker Bowler doesn’t have fond memories of his last regular season start against the Giants;

The Dodgers ace lost in a Sunday Night Baseball match in late September allowing six runs over three rounds in what would end up being the deciding game in the NL West chase, as well as a outing that cost Buehler a chance at the Cy Young Prize.

The 2022 season has not been going well for Poehler, who has allowed four or more games to be earned in three of his last five starts and is currently a 3.84 ERA boost. He will be looking to bounce back against a Giants who have done very well against him with a 2.55 ERA run in 67 rounds.

On the flip side, Jakob Junis spends a year of his career on the hill. He currently has the lowest ERA in the spinning giants at 2.51 albeit at just 43fps. This would be the first time Jeunesse went up against the Dodgers.

Saturday: Clayton Kershaw (?) Bullpen game

All signs point to a successful return to Clayton Kershaw on the Dodgers course, after a successful rehab run last Sunday, and Andrew Heaney shouldn’t be too far behind.

The only question is when exactly will Kershaw launch this weekend.

These returns, Kershaw in particular didn’t come a moment early. The Dodgers were able to rely heavily on Tony Gonsolin and Tyler Anderson through this stretch, but there’s a lot you can expect from these two, especially the ladder that ultimately struggled against the White Sox.

Kershaw will make his sixth start of the season against a foe all too familiar in the Giants, No. 22 has 358.2 career rounds against them and an impressive 1.88 ERA in the equivalent of two primary seasons of play.

These numbers are bulls for the giants, with the first bowler still TBA.

The San Francisco Bullpen was a disappointment in 2022 with struggling campaigns from the likes of Tyler Rogers and Jake McGee. Overall, this is the Bulls who are ranked 25th in baseball in the ERA (4.42).

Sunday: Julio Urillas (?) vs Carlos Rodon

Julio Urreas is going through a disappointing season. Urías contains 150+ eras. These two statements are true and signify the standard Urías sets for himself, and the expectations that come with it.

Urías is also the prime example of how a bowler’s win is utterly bizarre and somewhat volatile. The only 20-game winner in 2021 currently boasts a losing record at 3-5 despite a very good 2.78 ERA and is behind one of the best offenses in baseball.

It will be the Battle of Southbowse, where Carlos Rodon begins for the Giants. The big-money takeover of the Giants offseason only got them off to a stinging hot start during the league, and while fears of waning pace as the season progresses haven’t materialized yet, Rodon has recently subsided.

The former White Sox pitcher has completed six innings in just one of his last five starts. Facing the Dodgers lineup for the second time this year, Rodon allowed a few rounds over six innings in a 3-1 loss at Dodger Stadium.

Even after this series, the Dodgers will still have 15 more games on the books against the Giants, but the series between these two clubs is always a must watch on TV and a great thermometer for their season.

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