The Dodgers look to snap their three-game losing streak Tuesday night, facing the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The Dodgers have struggled offensively all season, and have scored three total runs in their last three games. Since the All-Star break they are hitting .191/.237/.267 with nine runs scored in four games.
No offense is nothing new for Rubby De La Rosa, as the Dodgers have scored six total runs in his last five starts. After struggling for a few starts, De La Rosa has turned it around in his last three starts. He has allowed four runs in 20 innings over his last three starts, and took no-hitters into the sixth and fifth innings in his last two starts. He is in search of his first win since June 12.
De La Rosa, a confident 22-year old, no-hit the Giants over four innings in spring training, then said after the game, ""Champions last year. Not this year." This will be his first outing against San Francisco in the regular season.
The Dodgers have lost five straight to the Giants this season, after beating them in four of their first five contests this season. Madison Bumgarner gets the call tonight for the Giants. On the season, he has a 5.36 ERA at home compared to 2.54 on the road, but his peripherals have been solid home (2.22 FIP, 2.99 xFIP) and away (2.63 FIP, 3.20 xFIP).
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