In the second of a four-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-8) and the Miami Marlins (7-11) at Dodger Stadium, Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 1.50 ERA) and Tom Koehler (1-2, 4.80 ERA) get the ball. The Marlins won the last game 3-2, and Miami leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 26 and will air on SNLA and FSFL.
In his last start, Kershaw pitched 8.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out 10 and walking one in a 2-1 victory over the Braves. The Marlins were victorious over the Nationals 5-1 the last time Koehler pitched. He went 5.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out five and walking one. Giancarlo Stanton (.250, 9 Rs, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the Marlins, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Dodgers -300 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 6.5.
The only other game between the two teams went Miami's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
In their last game, the Marlins won by a margin of one run. The Dodgers are 2-3 in one-run games. The Marlins have a 3-3 record in close games.
The Dodgers are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Marlins have a record of 3-4 when opponents' pitchers have six strikeouts or less.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 0-8. The Dodgers have a 1-6 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling near the bottom of the league based on total home runs this season, Los Angeles ranks 25th with 15 homers and Miami is 28th with 12.
Los Angeles and Miami both rank in the top 10 of the league in hits. Los Angeles sits at seventh with 9.11 hits per game and Miami ranks sixth with 9.24.
Los Angeles and Miami both rank in the bottom half of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Los Angeles sits at 16th with an OPS of .724, and Miami ranks 18th with an OPS of .719.
The Marlins are 4-4 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Dodgers are 3-6 when they allow at least one homer.