Los Angeles Dodgers Beat the Streak selections — April 29

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Corey Seager (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Corey Seager (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) /

The Los Angeles Dodgers split a doubleheader with the San Francisco Giants on Saturday and now look for a series split on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers went from an offensive onslaught to a whimper in the doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants. After scoring 15 runs in the first game, Los Angeles was only able to put three runs on the board in the later game.

When it comes to our Beat the Streak series, we had twice as much on the line with two games to choose from. While there was the chance to increase our streaks by two games, we also had to perfectly predict both contests.

Luckily, we did just that.

Saturday’s picks:

On Saturday I went the unconventional doubleheader route and picked leadoff man Chris Taylor for both games. Taylor was coming off of two straight 0-5 games (ending my streak on Friday) so I was sure that he was due for a hit in both contests.

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Taylor produced just that. In game one, Taylor went 3-6 with a home run and two RBIs. Game two was not as impressive but Taylor still came up with a hit in a 1-4 performance.

As for Sarah, she went with a different player in each game. In game one Sarah went with Cody Bellinger, who went 3-5 with three RBIs (Bellinger went hitless in game two). In game two, Sarah selected catcher Yasmani Grandal, who did not play in game one. Grandal went 1-4.

If she would have flipped her picks, Sarah would have missed out on both games. Instead, she extends her streak by two.

Sarah’s pick (Current streak: Two): Corey Seager

Yesterday, the Dodgers showed the two sides of themselves. They showed that they could have an offensive outburst that lasts a full game, not just one inning but then, in the same day, they also showed that their bullpen is faltering. Badly.

My pick for today is Corey Seager. I think that Saturday was a great, much needed two games for him, and he may finally be on the right track. Seager is the kind of player you rely on game after game, and he is finally starting to hit like it.

I do think that Saturday’s doubleheader may have some negative ramifications, given that both teams gave up a lot of runs (14 for the Dodgers, and 18 for the Giants) and both pens are extremely taxed.

Then again, maybe the Dodgers just like day games better.

Jason’s pick (Current streak: Two): Alex Verdugo

I love Yasiel Puig and I hope that his foot is okay after crashing into a wall in the first game of the doubleheader yesterday. However, his injury opened the door for top hitting prospect Alex Verdugo, who started game two and went 2-3 in the process.

Verdugo may be the bat that provides the spark that Cody Bellinger provided last year at this same exact time. Both Verdugo and Bellinger debuted in San Francisco. Both are smooth swinging left-handers. Bellinger has the power stroke, Verdugo has the smooth, gap-to-gap, stroke.

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Verdugo will continue on a hot start and provide at least one more hit today. While we may be getting a bit ahead of ourselves, fans are definitely hoping that Verdugo can have an impact similar to Bellinger last season.