Jun 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Giants, Bumgarner Open Series In Los Angeles

Jun 8, 2013; Phoenix AZ, USA; The San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) throws a pitch in the first inning against The Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports Images

The Miami Marlins took three of four from the San Francisco Giants over the weekend. Still, second place in the National League is occupied by the Giants. They trail the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks by three games.

Entering Monday night, San Francisco has a 5.5-game lead over the last-place Los Angeles Dodgers, who will send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound against Madison Bumgarner.

Bumgarner has a 16-inning scoreless streak against the Dodgers. His eight shutout innings against Los Angeles on April 2 helped the Giants earn their first win of the season. Bumgarner allowed just two hits and struck out nine in that early-season meeting. On the other side, Ryu surrendered 10 hits but allowed just one earned run (three total).

Against the Giants on May 5, Ryu allowed four runs over six innings

Bumgarner owns an 6-2 record and 2.53 ERA in eight career starts against the Dodgers.

Scouting Hyun-Jin Ryu

Ryu’s arsenal isn’t overpowering, with a fastball that barely levels out at 90 miles per hour.

However, Ryu has posted a 2.96 ERA on the strength of his off-speed repertoire. His change-up and slider both yield batting averages below the Mendoza Line. The lefty’s curveball, meanwhile, has yielded a .220 mark.

Righties generally see more sliders than change-ups, as Ryu throws a slider 34 percent of the time to righties and just eight percent of the time to lefties. His change-up is essentially vice versa, in terms of usage.


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