MLB Spot Play in tonight’s divisional matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Again, this comes down to a mismatch on the mount. Max Scherzar sports an impressive 2.94 FIP with a .168 BA against the batters in the opposing lineup tonight. Scherzar has had another solid year, and despite a rough ending to the season where he had two bat outings, his prior 6 outings were awesome. He allowed only one earned run over the course of those 6 starts. Scherzar has had a week and a half rest to prepare for this game, and Spot Plays expects the real Max Scherzar to show up.
The Giants, on the other hand, have a pitcher in Alex Wood who has just been OK against tonight’s opponent. In 17 innings against the Dodgers this year he allowed 9 earned runs. Wood is 10-4 on the season with a 3.84 ERA. The Dodgers are very familar with Wood and they’ll get to him tonight.
The Dodgers have the momentum and the big pitching edge tonight. We’ll take L.A. and lay the 1 1/2 runs for +105.