Mike Leake (1-3, 5.10 ERA) and the St. Louis Cardinals (19-18) are in Los Angeles to go up against Alex Wood (1-3, 4.58 ERA) and the Dodgers (20-17) in a game that could be high scoring. This is the last of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 5-3, and Los Angeles leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 8:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 15 and will air on ESPN.
In his last start, Wood pitched 6.1 innings, giving up two, striking out nine and walking two in a 3-2 victory over the Mets. The Cardinals were also victorious the last time Leake pitched. He pitched well, going 8.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out five and walking one in an 8-1 victory over the Angels. Jeremy Hazelbaker (.282, 14 Rs, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 1 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds are Dodgers -130 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
So far this season, the Dodgers are 2-0 against the Cardinals.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
Los Angeles recorded at least two errors for the third time this season.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Cardinals have a 1-5 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
It looks like the Dodgers have a slight leg up on the Cardinals, as the Dodgers have won their last three games while the Cardinals have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Cardinals are 16-3. The Dodgers have a 16-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 14th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 159 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top five at third with 207.
Ranking 13th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 119 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 130.
The Dodgers are 14-8 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Cardinals are 15-11 when they hit at least one homer.