TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION MONDAY, AUGUST 1ST
#907 LA DODGERS with Heaney (-144) over San Francisco with Webb at 9:45 PM EST
With plenty of steam off yesterday’s 7-3 win in the Rocky Mountains and on a solid 7-3 run in their last 10 games, the Dodgers will have no trouble pounding the Giants. San Francisco enters this contest off a pair of home wins over Chicago (Cubs) and manager Gabe Kapler’s boys will be in trouble here.
Southpaw Andrew Heaney will grab the pearl for LA. With four starts in the bank this year, No. 28 has pitched very well surrendering one earned run and 10 hits in 19.1 innings. Andrew was in good form in his last outing too. Matched up against the Nats in his first performance since June 19th, Heaney was scratched for no earned runs, one hit and failed to earn a decision in 4.0 frames of work. The Dodgers easily won that contest 7-1.
Taking the mound for the home team will be right-hander Logan Webb. In 2022, No. 62 has made a whopping 21 starts and been zapped for 42 earned runs and 114 hits in 130.0 innings. Webb whiffed 108 and walked 33 on his way to a 9-4 mark with a 2.91 ERA. Logan’s last performance at Arizona wasn’t his best either. With 6.1 frames completed, Webb got slapped for four earned runs, seven hits, and was tagged with the “L” in the Giants 5-3 defeat.
Plenty of strong team trends support this Best Bet. Los Angeles has won seven of its last eight as a guest, 44 of its last 60 against division foes, 37 of its last 51 in the first game of a series, and 60 of its last 88 after scoring five runs or more last. On the other side or Oracle Park, San Francisco has fallen in seven of its last eight in the first game of a series and seven straight against division foes.
The Giants enjoyed a little success against the dismal Cubs. Rest assured; that won’t happen against the mighty Dodgers. Take Los Angeles with Heaney. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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