Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 7.20 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (3-3) meet James Paxton (0-1, 3.00 ERA) and the Seattle Mariners (3-3) in the first of a three-game interleague series at Dodger Stadium. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Apr. 13 and will air on ROOT-NW and SportsNet LA.
McCarthy is 2-6 with a 3.88 ERA and 1.11 WHIP against the Mariners in his career. Adrian Gonzalez (.609 ) kept up his strong start yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run. The Mariners were unsuccessful the last time Paxton pitched. He had a good outing, pitching, going 6.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out five and walking one in a 2-0 loss to the Angels. Dustin Ackley (.357 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Mariners, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs.
Los Angeles is a -120 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at seven runs. When playing as the favorite, the Dodgers have a 2-3 record and overall money line at -238. The Dodgers come into the game with the fifth-ranked scoring offense in the NL, averaging 3.8 runs per game. The Dodgers rank third in the NL in hits at home with 9.3 per game. They have been very patient at the plate during home games, leading the NL with an average of 4.0 walks per game. Transitioning to the pitching staff, the Dodgers don't give up many walks to opposing batters, ranking fourth in the NL with only 2.2 walks allowed per game.
Switching gears, the Mariners come into this game with a win percentage of .500 when playing as the underdog (1-1) and an overall money line of -114. When playing NL opponents, they have a 1-2 as the favorite and 2-3 SU.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
In their last game, the Mariners won by a margin of one run. The Dodgers are 0-1 in one-run games. The Mariners have a 2-0 record in close games.
Los Angeles has won 50% (2-2) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Seattle has won all of its games (2-0) when taking a late lead.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Mariners have a 1-2 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 0-2. The Mariners have a 2-3 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking sixth in home runs, Seattle has hit seven this season. Los Angeles ranks second with 10 home runs.
Los Angeles and Seattle both rank in the top 10 of the league in hits. Los Angeles sits at seventh with 7.60 hits per game and Seattle ranks ninth with 6.80.
Ranking 23rd, Seattle is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.592). Los Angeles ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .857.
When the Mariners allow at least one home run, they are 1-3. When the Dodgers allow one or more homers, they have a 1-2 record.