Scott Kazmir (1-1, 6.63 ERA) and Justin Nicolino (0-0, 0.00 ERA) start in the third of a four-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-9) and the Miami Marlins (8-11) at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins won the last game 6-3, and Miami leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 27 and can be seen on SNLA and FSFL.
Kazmir pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking one in a 7-5 defeat to the Rockies. Joc Pederson (.276, 12 Rs, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Christian Yelich (.388, 13 Rs, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs and one RBI.
The odds for Los Angeles and Miami are not available, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently not available.
The Marlins have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
When leading after seven innings, Los Angeles is 4-4, while Miami is 1-6.
The Marlins managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Dodgers who are heading in with a 4-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 0-8. The Dodgers have a 1-7 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling near the bottom of the league based on total home runs this season, Los Angeles ranks 26th with 15 homers and Miami is 29th with 13.
Ranking ninth, Los Angeles is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 9.00 per game. Miami ranks in the top five with 9.17.
Ranking 19th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.715). Miami ranks in the top half with an OPS of .724.
The Marlins are 4-4 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Dodgers are 3-7 when they allow at least one homer.