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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick 9/18/13

Los Angeles Dodgers (86-65) at Arizona Diamondbacks (77-73)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm (Chase Field)

Stephen Fife (R) (4-3) (3.338) vs. Brandon McCarthy (R) (4-9) (4.578)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -116/ Los Angeles Dodgers +111 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds


The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to even things up in their four game series with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, defeating Arizona 9-3.

The Diamondbacks had Patrick Corbin on the mound against the Dodgers, and Corbin just got shelled, giving up six runs off of seven hits in just two innings of work.  The Diamondbacks were forced to use six different arms out of their bullpen on Tuesday, so for the rest of the series, bullpen fatigue could be an issue for the Dbacks.  With that being the case, Arizona will need a strong outing on Wednesday from Brandon McCarthy.  McCarthy has two career starts against the Dodgers, and has fared well against LA, having a record of 1-0 and an ERA of 2.03 and a WHIP of 0.90.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick 9/18/13

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The Los Angeles Dodgers put the pedal down on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks, and never really let up.  The Dodgers had an 8-0 lead by the fourth inning as Corbin for the Dbacks had nothing to work with.  The Dodgers had Greinke on the mound against Arizona, and Greinke was solid.  The Dodgers starters lasted six full innings, giving up two runs off of six hits.  The Dodgers will be sending out Stephen Fife on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.   Fife has one career start against Arizona, and in that start Fife lasted four and one thirds innings, giving up two runs off of six hits.

The Dodgers have crushed right handed pitching this season, going 62-40 on the year against right handed starters, and the Diamondbacks are 51-52 against righties. 

I think we are getting some real good value with the Dodgers here.  Los Angeles showed us again last night that they are not content with just playing out the season, but they are trying to win.  Fife has just one start against the Dbacks, but in his last three starts, Fife has been excellent averaging 5.7 innings of work and having an ERA of 0.54 and a WHIP of 1.321.  Take the Dodgers here on Wednesday night.

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