With the National League West champion Dodgers still sorting out the details of their postseason pitching staff, Hyun-Jin Ryu will take the mound vs. the Giants on Saturday.
Manager Dave Roberts hasn't made a decision on Ryu's postseason fate and said the southpaw won't make an abbreviated start, similar to Kenta Maeda's three-inning outing vs. the Phillies on Thursday. Ryu's next start after Saturday's would be his 24th this season, which would be the most since he started 26 games in 2014. He had season-ending shoulder surgery in 2015 and a season-ending elbow procedure in 2016.
The left-hander has been solid for the Dodgers since June 17, going 3-1 with a 2.62 ERA along with 63 punchouts against 27 walks. Ryu tossed seven scoreless innings when he faced the Giants on July 30 and is 4-5 with a 3.36 ERA in 11 games vs. the Giants.
San Francisco will give the ball to ace Madison Bumgarner, who will make his 13th start since returning from the disabled list. The lefty is 3-6 with a 3.66 ERA in his 12 starts since coming off the disabled list and will look to end a four-game losing streak.
Things to know about this game
• Bumgarner is 1-4 with a 3.24 ERA in his last eight starts vs. the Dodgers.
• Left-handed hitters have a ground-ball rate of 57 percent against Ryu as a starter since the All-Star break.
• Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is 10-for-38 with two homers and three RBIs vs. Bumgarner.
Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.