Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 6/13/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (29-39) at Los Angeles Dodgers (35-32)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Chase Anderson (R) (5-0) (3.140) vs. Clayton Kershaw (L) (5-2) (3.165)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -200 / Arizona Diamondbacks +185 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Dodgers welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks to town Friday.
If you take away the Diamondbacks slow start they would be a competitive team because they haven't been playing all that bad. Unfortunately 'not all that bad' won't get the Snakes back in the National League West race. A 5-4, ten inning loss at Houston Thursday certainly didn't help as Wade Miley gave up four runs infive frames with JJ Putz serving up a solo homer in the 10th to absorb the loss. Miguel Montero and Chris Owings clubbed solo homers with Didi Gregorius smacking a sac fly to pace the offense. Rookie right hander Chase Anderson faces the Dodgers for the second time on Friday. Anderson defeated Los Angeles 18-7 despite allowing five runs in 5.1 innings.
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The Dodgers certainly could use a hot streak that compares to the one we saw in 2013 in order to make a run at red hot San Francisco. That hot streak will have to wait one more day after a 4-1 defeat at Cincinnati has the team staring at back to back defeats. Zack Greinke absorbed his second straight loss with a pair of runs scored through six innings with Brandon League giving up two more in the 8th. The bats mustered eight hits with a Matt Kemp double driving in Justin Turner. The Dodgers send ace Clayton Kershaw to the hill to face the visiting Diamondbacksfor the third time in 2014. Kershaw has been sharp the last three times out with a 2-1 record and 2.70 ERA.
Kershaw dropped this match up 18-7 so I'm sure he wants a little payback but the Diamondbacks have played him tough. I still lean to the Dodgers but not a strong lean...