Arizona Diamondbacks (11-3) at Los Angeles Dodgers (4-9)
MLB: Sunday April 15th 2018, 4:10 PM @ Dodgers Stadium
Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -205
Over/Under: 6.5 over
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The Diamondbacks continue on a good streak, as they are head to head with the New York Mets at the top of the National League. Alone, they are the leaders of the West Division. They have won five out of their last six games as San Francisco managed to beat them. But, that didn’t stop Arizona, since after that loss they came back with three straight wins. Today, the Diamondbacks are looking to sweep this series as they have won two of the three games against the Dodgers. The Diamondbacks destroyed the Dodgers with the help of key players from the past two days. David Peralta and Ketel Marte each had a run along with player Paul Goldschmidt with a home run, giving them a 3-1 lead against the Dodgers. Goldschmidt was able to have another run in the fifth inning and A.J. Pollock and Alex Avila scored doubles, giving their team a 9-1 win. Zack Godley is the starting pitcher for today’s game. He has started two games so far this season and has had two wins as he pitched 14 innings, allowed eight hits and only one run with one walk and 12 strikeouts.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have been a huge disappointment this season. They haven’t found a rhythm quite yet, which has led to many disappointing defeats so far. They have suffered two have losses, one to Oakland and the other to Arizona. In the beginning against Arizona, the Dodgers had a 1-0 lead with Yasiel Puig‘s run in the second inning. But that was the biggest highlight from the 9-1 loss. It was another disappointing game from a talented team but they are looking to end this series with a win. Clayton Kershaw is the starting pitcher for today’s game. He has started three games this season and has had two defeat. He pitched in 19 innings, allowed 18 hits and four runs with three walks and 19 strikeouts.
4-0 in their last four games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15
7-1 in their last eight vs. National League West rivals
6-1 in their last seven games played on Sunday
11-3 in their last 14 games played on the road vs. a left-handed starter
5-12 in their last 17 after scoring two runs or less in their previous game
2-5 in their last seven games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15
1-5 in their last six games after losing the first two games of a series
1-6 in their last seven vs. National League West rivals
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The Diamondbacks have won five out of the last eight games at Dodgers Stadium, and today looks like they could take another win. The Dodgers have a strong chance of sweeping this series against the Dodgers for the second time this season. Kershaw is the only hope that the Dodgers have in today’s game, as he has gone 5-0 in the last five home starts against the Diamondbacks. But, Arizona has two under their belt and have the confidence to take the third this weekend.