Ross Stripling will start against the Giants on Thursday.
The Dodgers have been waylaid by injuries to Brett Anderson (blister) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back), leaving them to scramble for warm rotational bodies. Stripling will fit that bill on Thursday. He has made 15 total appearances this season (11 starts) and owns a 4.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 53/23 K/BB ratio over 71 1/3 innings.
Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Giants.
Gonzalez lofted a sacrifice fly in the third inning, then came back with a shallow two-run single in the fifth. With the three RBI, he padded his tally to 73 for the season as a whole. The veteran first baseman has also cracked 15 home runs while slashing .301/.369/.458.
Denard Span smacked a solo home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
Span's solo home run to lead off the ninth merely served as cosmetic effect in this one, as the Dodgers held a 9-4 advantage entering the frame. The tater was Span's eighth of the season and pushed his RBI total to 43. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .274/.337/.385 over 464 at-bats. There is no fantasy shine here.
Kenta Maeda turned in a serviceable start in Tuesday's win over the Giants, allowing three runs on six hits over five innings.
Maeda struck out four and walked four on the evening. The Giants struck for a pair of runs via RBI singles by Angel Pagan and Buster Posey in the third, then tacked on one more courtesy of a Brandon Belt RBI double in the fifth inning. Through his first 141 2/3 major league innings, the 28-year-old right-hander holds a 3.37 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 142/39 K/BB ratio. A home showdown with the Cubs awaits him next time he takes the mound.
Madison Bumgarner fell to 12-8 in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering five runs on nine hits over five innings.
Bumgarner has now surrendered nine runs over his last 10 innings in what has been something of a miniature slump. On Tuesday, the Dodgers burned him for solitary runs in each of the first three innings before knocking him out after scoring two runs in the fifth. Fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned, here, as Bumgarner still holds a 2.44 ERA and 1.05 WHIP for the season. He will look to rebound in a home start against the Braves next time out.