Kenta Maeda (3-0, 0.36 ERA) takes the hill for the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-10) as they square off against Jose Fernandez (1-2, 4.37 ERA) and the Miami Marlins (9-11) in the last of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins won the last game 2-0, and Miami can finish out the series sweep with a win in this game. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Apr. 28 and can be seen on SNLA, FSFL and MLBN.
Maeda pitched 6.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs, striking out eight and walking one in a 4-1 win over the Rockies. Fernandez went 6.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out five and walking three in a 7-2 defeat to the Giants in his most recent start. Giancarlo Stanton (.254, 10 Rs, 6 HRs, 17 RBIs) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds for Los Angeles and Miami are Dodgers -125, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 6.5.
The Marlins have the edge in the season series, 3-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
Miami won its last game in a shutout, its first of the season. Los Angeles has been shut out one time this season.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Marlins have a 2-6 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
It looks like the Marlins have a slight leg up on the Dodgers, as the Marlins have won their last four games while the Dodgers have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 9-1. The Dodgers have a 10-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th, Miami sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 74 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 99.
Ranking 24th, Miami is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 57 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 75.
When the Dodgers hit at least one home run, they are 7-4, well-matched with the Marlins who are 6-4 when hitting one or more homers.