Scott Kazmir (4-3, 4.38 ERA) and Matt Wisler (2-5, 3.16 ERA) start in the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (30-27) and the Atlanta Braves (16-39) at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 4-0, and Los Angeles leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 5 and can be seen on SNLA and FSSO.
Kazmir pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 5-0 win over the Cubs. Wisler went 7.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out two and walking two in a 4-0 defeat to the Giants in his last outing. Freddie Freeman (.250, 26 Rs, 9 HRs, 16 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
The odds for Los Angeles and Atlanta are Dodgers -200, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Dodgers lead the season series, 4-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
Los Angeles won its last game in a shutout, its eighth of the season. Atlanta has been shut out seven times this season.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Braves have a 4-18 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
It looks like the Dodgers have a slight leg up on the Braves, as the Dodgers have won their last two games while the Braves have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 10-8. The Dodgers have a 24-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta sits at the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 168 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 240.
Ranking 20th, Atlanta is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 161 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 192.
When the Dodgers hit at least one home run, they are 20-14. When the Braves hit at least one homer, they have a 6-11 record.