Kenta Maeda (3-2, 2.30 ERA) starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers (20-18) as they square off against Matt Shoemaker (1-5, 9.12 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (16-21) in the first of a two-game series at Dodger Stadium. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 16 and can be seen on SNLA.
Maeda pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking two in a 4-3 defeat to the Mets. Corey Seager (.289, 23 Rs, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 1 SB) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, two home runs, and two RBIs. Shoemaker went 4.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out one and walking one in a 5-2 defeat to the Cardinals in his last outing. Mike Trout (.312, 22 Rs, 8 HRs, 25 RBIs, 3 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Angels, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The odds for Los Angeles and Los Angeles are Dodgers -180, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 as of now.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
Los Angeles earned its second shutout of the season in its last game. Los Angeles has been shut out one time this season.
After a weak showing last week where they got in five hits, the Dodgers need to step it up. The Angels have a record of 6-1 when opponents get five hits or less.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-18. The Dodgers have a 2-15 record when opponents outhit them.
The Dodgers and the Angels both rank near the bottom of the league in home runs. The Dodgers sit at 24th with 34 home runs this season and the Angels rank 26th with 33.
Ranking 21st, the Dodgers are near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 8.11 per game. The Angels rank in the bottom half at 16th with 8.32.
The Dodgers and the Angels both rank near the bottom of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. The Dodgers sit at 24th with an OPS of .690 and the Angels rank 22nd with an OPS of .696.
When the Angels allow at least one home run, they are 11-17, well-matched with the Dodgers who are 6-14 when allowing at least one homer.