Game 2: Zack Godley (8-7, 3.00 ERA) vs. Travis Wood (3-6, 6.80 ERA)
Godley has been consistent all season long, but he has been brilliant this month.
The right hander has allowed only three total runs in three September starts. In those outings, he struck out 23 in 21 innings. In his last start, Godley threw eight shutout innings against the Rockies, which is no easy task.
Godley is 0-1 with a 3.32 ERA (7 ER/19.0 IP) in four starts against the Friars in 2017. The “Bull” took the loss in his only start at Petco Park this season on May 21.
Contrary to Godley, Wood has struggled as of late. The former Chicago Cub has given up 16 runs (15 earned) in his last two starts. The left hander failed to pitch past the third inning both times and has given up 16 total hits. Five of those hits are long balls. Wood has not won in a month.
Goldschmidt, A.J. Pollock and Jake Lamb all have hit Wood well in the past.