Carlos Frias (3-0, 2.13 ERA) and Jarred Cosart (1-3, 3.67 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (22-10) and the Miami Marlins (15-19) at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 11-1, continuing a five-game winning streak. Action begins at 7:50 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 13 and can be seen on FSN-FL and SportsNet LA.
Frias pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out six and walking one in a 14-4 win over the Brewers. Andre Ethier (.329, 17 Rs, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 5 for 5 with one run, one home run, and three RBIs. Cosart went 4.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out two and walking three in a 6-0 defeat to the Giants in his last outing. Giancarlo Stanton (.252, 21 Rs, 8 HRs, 30 RBIs, 3 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 2 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Los Angeles is a -141 favorite against Miami and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Dodgers have recorded an overall money line of +706 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 19-9. Los Angeles is an impressive 7-2 as the favorite over its last 10 games. The Dodgers have no trouble scoring as they lead the NL in offense with 5.1 runs per game. The Dodgers lead the MLB in home runs with 51. Los Angeles leads the whole NL in walks, earning an average of 4.1 per game. Turning to the pitchers, the Dodgers are the third-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 1.15 so far this season. Opponents have consistently been struck out by the Dodgers, who lead the NL in strikeouts per game with 8.9.
In games where it is the underdog, Miami has a 7-10 record and an overall money line of -376.
The Dodgers have the edge in the season series, 2-0. The Dodgers have a great 13-1 record at home (19-8 overall) against right-handed starting pitchers, which is what they'll be facing when Cosart takes the mound. Frias (RHP) will be on the hill against the Marlins, who have a 10-17 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
In their last game, the Dodgers won by a margin of 10 runs. The Marlins are 0-2 in games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more. The Dodgers have a 2-0 record in blowouts.
When the Marlins play into extra innings, they have a 1-0 record. The Dodgers are 2-2 when their games exceed nine innings.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Marlins are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Dodgers have a 6-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 2-10. The Dodgers have a 3-6 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks at the top of the league when it comes to home runs with 51 this season. Miami ranks near the bottom at 27th with 21.
Ranking seventh, Los Angeles is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 8.65 per game. Miami ranks in the top five at fourth with 9.03.
Los Angeles ranks at the top of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .842. Miami ranks in the bottom half at 17th with an OPS of .701.
The Marlins are 7-12 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Dodgers are 12-7 when they allow at least one homer.