Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick 9/11/13
Arizona Diamondbacks (72-72) at Los Angeles Dodgers (85-59)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Patrick Corbin (L) (13-6) (2.974) vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (13-5) (3.018)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -138 / Arizona Diamondbacks +128 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to face off against Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently sitting at 85-59 on the year and are cruising their way to the playoffs. The Dodgers currently hold a two game to none lead over the Diamondbacks, and will be looking for the sweep on Wednesday. Los Angeles put Edinson Volquez on the mound Tuesday night against the Dbacks. Volquez struggled against Arizona on the night, lasting just six innings and giving up three runs off of four hits. The Dodgers used five different arms out of their ‘pen on Tuesday, and four on Monday, so bullpen fatigue could be an issue here. Los Angeles will have Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound Wednesday against the Dbacks. Ryu has had trouble with the Diamondbacks lineup in the past. Ryu has three career starts against Arizona, with a record of 1-0, an ERA of 5.82 and a WHIP of 1.71.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks fell to the Dodgers on Tuesday and are currently 13 games back in the NL West. The Diamondbacks had Trevor Cahill on the mound against the Dodgers on Tuesday, but Cahill, like his counterpart Volquez, only lasted six innings while giving up three runs off of four hits. Like the Dodgers, the Diamondbacks have been forced to go to their bullpen a lot this series, using six different arms on Monday, and three on Tuesday night against Los Angeles. Patrick Corbin will be on the mound Wednesday against the Dodgers. Corbin has been solid against LA in the past, having four career starts against the Dodgers. Corbin is 2--1 lifetime against the Dodgers with an ERA of 2.49 and a solid WHIP of 1.26. Corbin was hit hard by the Dodges last time out however, lasting just five innings and giving up four runs off of eight hits.
The Diamondbacks have struggled on the road this season, going just 32-40 away from home, while the Dodgers are outstanding at Dodger stadium, owning a home record of 44-28. Los Angeles also tears up right handed pitching, going 60-37 this year against right handed starters.
The Dodgers are playing very good ball lately, but I have to take the Diamondbacks here. Cahill has been solid in his last few outings, while Volquez has been getting lit up. Los Angeles is much better offensively, but with both bullpens at about the same fatigue level, I’ll take my chances with the better arm on the mound to start things off.