Scott Kazmir (3-3, 5.23 ERA) and Dan Straily (2-1, 2.85 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (24-23) and the Cincinnati Reds (15-31) at Dodger Stadium. The Reds lost the last game 8-2, continuing a nine-game losing streak. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 25 and can be seen on SNLA and FSOH.
Kazmir pitched 5.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs, striking out five and walking seven in a 7-6 defeat to the Padres. Trayce Thompson (.290, 18 Rs, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs. Straily went 6.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out five and walking three in an 8-3 defeat to the Mariners in his last outing. Adam Duvall (.259, 18 Rs, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds for Los Angeles and Cincinnati are Dodgers -160, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Dodgers have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
Cincinnati recorded at least two errors for the 12th time this season.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Reds have a 4-14 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
The Dodgers are coming into the game with three consecutive wins, while the Reds currently have a losing streak of nine.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 10-4. The Dodgers have a 20-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 21st in runs, Cincinnati has earned 178 this season. Los Angeles ranks 10th with 203 runs.
Ranking 28th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 107 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 162.
When the Dodgers hit at least one home run, they are 16-12. When the Reds hit at least one homer, they have a 12-17 record.