Philadelphia Phillies (29-21) at Los Angeles Dodgers (24-28)
MLB: Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 8:10 PM ET (Dodger Stadium)
Line and Odds: Dodgers -121/Phillies +111 – Over/Under: 8
FREE MLB Pick Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Philadelphia Phillies (29-21) are coming off a series loss to the Toronto Blue Jays and will look to bounce back against the Dodgers. The Phillies continue to impress this season, as they are eight games over .500 and are half a game back in the National League East standings. The Phillies have been propelled by their pitching staff, which ranks fifth in earned run average and third in quality starts. Vince Velasquez (4-5, 4.18 ERA) will get the start for the Phillies. Velasquez is coming off back-to-back starts where he gave up one run or less. In three career appearances and two starts against the Dodgers, Velasquez has a 11.45 ERA, giving up 14 runs in 11 innings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers (24-28) have seemed to turn their early season struggles around, as they have won eight out of their last ten games. Early this month they had fallen to ten games under .500 before turning things around. Los Angeles sits fourth in the National League West and 3.5 games back of the leading Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers’ pitching staff rank in the top ten in the league in earned run average, WHIP, quality starts, and opponent batting average. Brock Stewart (0-0, 3.72 ERA) will get his second start of the season for the Dodgers. In Stewart’s only start this year, he went 4.1 innings and gave up five hits along with two runs.
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FREE MLB Pick Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
The Dodgers will look to build upon their recent momentum in their quest to get back to .500. The Phillies continue to overachieve this year and are looking to prove they are the real deal. It is hard to predict what the Dodgers will get from Brock Stewart, considering his limited amount of time on the mound this year. Similarly, Vince Velasquez is hard to predict because of his wildly inconsistent start to the season where he has given up at least four runs in four out of his ten starts. Velasquez has looked better in his previous four starts and I think this will continue. The Phillies will give him the run support he needs and they will slow the Dodgers down.
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