Runs may be hard to come by in this one as Kenta Maeda (4-3, 3.00 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (28-27) meet Julio Teheran (1-5, 2.77 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (16-37) in the first of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 3 and will air on SNLA and FSSO.
In his last start, Maeda pitched 5.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out three and walking two in a 9-1 victory over the Mets. Trayce Thompson (.270, 19 Rs, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Braves were unsuccessful the last time Teheran pitched. He went 5.1 innings, allowing three runs, striking out three and walking three in a 7-3 loss to the Marlins. Freddie Freeman (.251, 25 Rs, 9 HRs, 16 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds are Dodgers -215 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.
The Dodgers are 2-1 against the Braves this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
When leading after seven innings, Los Angeles is 8-10, while Atlanta is 5-13.
The Braves didn't score any runs in their last game. The Dodgers have a 7-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 10-7. The Dodgers have a 23-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th in runs, Atlanta has earned 166 this season. Los Angeles ranks 14th with 232 runs.
Ranking 20th, Atlanta is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 157 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 with 182.
The Dodgers are 19-14 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Braves are 6-11 when they hit at least one homer.