Mike Bolsinger (3-1, 1.98 ERA) starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers (32-25) as they square off against Rubby De La Rosa (4-2, 5.09 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (27-29) in the first of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 8 and can be seen on FSN-AZ and SportsNet LA.
Bolsinger pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking three in a 7-6 defeat to the Rockies. When pitching against the Dodgers, De La Rosa is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and six strikeouts. Paul Goldschmidt (.343, 44 Rs, 16 HRs, 47 RBIs, 9 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
Los Angeles is a -160 favorite against Arizona and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Dodgers have an overall money line of -77 and a record as the favorite of 29-21. Los Angeles has had an impressive season against division opponents, earning 21-15 and 21-16 records as the favorite and SU respectively. The Dodgers have no trouble scoring as they rank fourth in the NL in offense with 4.4 runs per game. The Dodgers are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits at home with an impressive 8.7 per game. Los Angeles leads the whole NL in walks, earning an average of 3.6 per game. Turning to the pitchers, the Dodgers are the fourth-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 1.20 so far this season. Opponents have consistently been struck out by the Dodgers, who lead the NL in strikeouts per home game with 9.4.
In games where it is the underdog, Arizona has a 17-20 record and an overall money line of +39. They are 8-9 as the underdog against teams in their division, and 13-12 SU. The Diamondbacks are an excellent base stealing team with 52 stolen bases, ranking second in the MLB. The Diamondbacks average 4.6 runs allowed per game, but does better whenever another team from the NL West is on the schedule. They bring that runs allowed average down to 3.8 against division foes.
The Dodgers lead the season series, 4-2. The Dodgers have a 29-18 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when De La Rosa takes the mound. Bolsinger (RHP) will be on the hill against the Diamondbacks, who have a 21-22 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
The Dodgers hold a 21-16 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Diamondbacks' record in these matchups is 13-12.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 9-15 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 4-17. The Diamondbacks have a 7-21 record when opponents outhit them.
Arizona ranks in the top half of the league at 13th when it comes to home runs, hitting 54 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at second with 74.
Ranking ninth, Los Angeles is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 8.54 per game. Arizona ranks in the top five at second with 9.53.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Los Angeles has an OPS of .775 this season. Arizona ranks ninth with an OPS of .728.
When the Diamondbacks allow at least one home run, they are 15-24. When the Dodgers allow one or more homers, they have a 14-17 record.