This game could be low scoring as Clayton Kershaw (2-1, 2.43 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-13) go up against Drew Pomeranz (2-2, 2.86 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (9-15) in the last of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers lost the last game 5-2, extending a six-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 1 and will air on SNLA and FSSD.
In his most recent outing, Kershaw pitched 7.0 innings, giving up five runs and striking out 10 in a 6-3 loss to the Marlins. Chase Utley (.286, 13 Rs, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. The Padres were unsuccessful against the Giants 5-4 the last time Pomeranz pitched. He went 4.1 innings, allowing four runs (one unearned), striking out six and walking three. Wil Myers (.302, 14 Rs, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 3 SBs) has been doing well, going 2 for 3 yesterday with two runs, one RBI, and one stolen base.
The odds are Los Angeles -300 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 6.5 at the moment.
The Dodgers are 3-2 against the Padres this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The Padres currently sit below .500 against the NL West Division at 5-9, and the Dodgers have a 10-8 record.
The Dodgers managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Padres who are coming in with a 5-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
The Padres are coming into the game with two consecutive wins, while the Dodgers currently have a losing streak of six.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 7-2. The Dodgers have a 10-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Los Angeles and San Diego both rank in the top half of the league in runs. Los Angeles sits at 12th with 105 runs this season and San Diego ranks 15th with 95.
Ranking 20th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 70 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 88.
The Dodgers are 7-6 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Padres are 8-2 when they hit at least one homer.