Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 6/14/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (29-40) at Los Angeles Dodgers (35-33)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Josh Collmenter (R) (4-3) (3.818) vs. Dan Haren (R) (6-4) (3.488)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -136 / Arizona Diamondbacks +126 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers hope to make up some ground in the NL West with a win versus Arizona.
The Diamondbacks have proven they are better then the team that couldn't buy a win early on but turning things completely around has proven to be a difficult task. The Snakes almost pulled one out of the fire on Friday but a late rally fell just short in a 4-3 loss at Los Angeles. Chase Anderson gave up two runs over five frames with Will Harris and Evan Marshall allowing a run each. The bats pounded out 13 hits with Aaron Hill going 3-5 with a pair of RBI's and a run. The Diamondbacks are scheduled to start Josh Collmenter in game two against the Dodgers. Collmenter has some good numbers overall with a 4-3 record an 3.65 ERA.
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If any team is going to make a run at San Francisco in the National League West it's the Dodgers. That means much more winning then losing as the Giants are not going in to too many slumps. The Dodgers picked up a game on San Francisco with Friday's victory with Clayton Kershaw giving up a single run through seven innings before Brian Wilson and Kenley Jansen gave up a run apiece to almost hand the game away. Los Angeles managed ten hits and six walks with Matt Kemp leaving the yard and driving in two. Dan Haren will be on the mound to face the Diamondbacks looking for back to back victories. Haren comes in off of a 6-2 win at Cincinnati where he gave up a pair of runs in 5.1 innings pitched.
My thinking here is Collmenter has been one of the Diamondbacks better options and if they are going to steal one this is it. I also don't think Haren should be laying all the chalk and wouldn't bet it so it's Arizona or walk away...