Rubby De La Rosa (12-7, 4.49 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (67-73) go up against Mike Bolsinger (6-3, 2.97 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (80-59) in the second of a three-game division series at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 12-4 and Arizona leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 12 and will air on FSAZ and SNLA.
In his most recent outing, De La Rosa pitched 5.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out six and walking two in a 6-4 loss to the Cubs. David Peralta (.307, 53 Rs, 14 HRs, 71 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run. The Dodgers were victorious the last time Bolsinger pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out six and walking two in an 8-4 victory over the Padres.
Arizona is a +109 underdog in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is eight runs. When playing as the underdog, the Diamondbacks have a 37-45 record and overall money line at -282. With a 0-4 record as the underdog, they have had a tough time over their last 10 games. They have been a terror on the base paths, ranking second in all of baseball with 118 steals.
Moving on to the opposing team, the Dodgers come into this game with a win percentage of .579 when playing as the favorite (70-51) and an overall money line of -602. Over the past 10 matchups, they are 8-2 SU and have played well as the favorite with a 6-1 record. The Dodgers average 3.5 walks per game, making them the most disciplined team in the NL. Shifting to the pitching staff, they have a WHIP of 1.19, fourth best in the MLB. They also have some of the most overpowering arms in the NL with an average of 8.6 strikeouts per game.
The Dodgers have gotten the best of the Diamondbacks in head-to-head matchups this season, going 9-4. This game will feature Bolsinger (RHP) on the mound against the Diamondbacks, who have a 52-53 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The right-handed De La Rosa will take the mound against the Dodgers, who have a 65-45 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
The Dodgers have a 35-22 record against the NL West Division, while the Diamondbacks have split their meetings with divisional opponents, 29-29.
Arizona has won 51% (26-25) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Los Angeles has won 54% (26-22) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 14-20 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Diamondbacks are 13-48. The Dodgers have a 14-44 record when opponents outhit them.
Arizona ranks in the bottom half of the league at 18th when it comes to home runs, hitting 132 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 165.
Ranking first in hits, Arizona has earned 9.24 per game this season. Los Angeles ranks 14th with 8.34 hits.
Arizona and Los Angeles both rank in the top 10 of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Arizona sits at seventh with an OPS of .739 and Los Angeles ranks sixth with an OPS of .746.
The Dodgers are 33-42 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 34-61 when they allow at least one homer.