Mike Bolsinger (0-0, 1.59 ERA) and Dan Haren (4-1, 2.68 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (21-10) and the Miami Marlins (15-18) at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 5-3 and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 12 and can be seen on FSN-FL and SportsNet LA.
Bolsinger pitched 5.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run, striking out five and walking two in a 3-2 defeat to the Giants. Adrian Gonzalez (.373, 24 Rs, 9 HRs, 29 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Haren is 6-6 with a 3.49 ERA against the Dodgers in his career. He takes on a quality Los Angeles offense that's batting .263.
Los Angeles is a -128 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 +606 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 18-9. Los Angeles is an impressive 7-2 as the favorite over its last 10 games. The Dodgers lead the MLB in home runs with 49. Los Angeles leads the whole NL in walks, earning an average of 4.1 per game. Crossing over to the pitching staff, the Dodgers are the fourth-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 7-9 record and an overall money line of -276.
The Dodgers have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Dodgers have a great 12-1 record at home (18-8 overall) against right-handed starting pitchers, which is what they'll be facing when Haren takes the mound. Bolsinger (RHP) will be on the hill against the Marlins, who have a 10-16 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
Miami has won 40% (6-9) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Los Angeles has won 60% (6-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Dodgers managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Marlins who are coming in with a 9-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Dodgers have a slight leg up on the Marlins, as the Dodgers have won their last four games while the Marlins have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 13-7. The Dodgers have a 16-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 13th in runs, Miami has earned 139 this season. Los Angeles ranks third with 159 runs.
Los Angeles ranks at the top of the league when it comes to walks with 128 this season. Miami ranks in the bottom half at 19th with 88.
The Dodgers are 18-7 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Marlins are 7-8 when they hit at least one homer.