Dodgers have had limited success against Hendricks

Yu Darvish will need to be on this game tonight, as the current Dodger roster has had very little success against his opponent Kyle Hendricks.  If history holds true, this should be a pitching matchup with the game once again decided by the bullpen.

Particularly the left hand bats that you would expect to see in the lineup. Granderson, Grandal, and Chase have combined to go 2 for 28 with zero extra base hits. This is the game they may sorely miss Corey Seager.

Name                PA H HR RBI BB SO  OPS
Justin Turner       14 2  1   3  2  2 .702
Curtis Granderson   11 1  0   0  0  4 .182
Yasmani Grandal      9 0  0   0  2  3 .222
Joc Pederson         9 0  0   0  1  4 .111
Chase Utley          8 1  0   0  0  2 .250
Enrique Hernandez    4 1  0   0  0  1 .500
Yasiel Puig          4 1  0   0  0  1 .500
Andre Ethier         3 1  0   0  0  0 .667

Total               65 8  1   3  5 18 .383

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 10/17/2017.

On the flip side only two Cubs have more than four plate appearances against Yu. I would expect Alex Avila to start this game instead of Contreras.  In fifty plate appearances against Yu, the Cubs have managed only two doubles.

Name                PA H 2B BB   OPS
Alex Avila          18 3  1  5  .752
Ben Zobrist         14 2  0  2  .452
Leonys Martin        4 1  0  0  .500
Kris Bryant          3 0  0  0  .000
Tommy La Stella      3 1  0  1 1.167
Willson Contreras    2 0  0  0  .000
Jason Heyward        2 0  0  1  .500
Anthony Rizzo        2 1  1  0 1.500
Addison Russell      2 0  0  0  .000
Total               50 8  2  9  .584

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 10/17/2017.

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1 Comment

  1. 68elcamino427

    C’ Mon Granderson!

    C’mon Utley!

    Remember the good old days?

    Just do it one more time!

    Like

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