2019-09-01 15:10:00 EDT
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Sunday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 147 hits and 101 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 246 hits and 152 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 3.64 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Stripling is 1-4 with a 4.07 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot while building on a six-game winning streak. The Diamondbacks have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 164 hits and 77 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 267 hits and 184 RBI. Alex Young gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 3.81 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Young is 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 4 of a series, 39-16 in their last 55 Sunday games and 4-1 in Striplings last 5 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-0 in their last 5 games on grass, 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series. The Dodgers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona. The under is 5-2-1 in Diamondbacks last 8 overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Striplings last 10 starts overall.
Stripling hasn’t pitched in over a month due to a neck injury, and he wasn’t great the last time we saw him, allowing 25 hits and 13 earned runs in his last 24 innings. Young has allowed 27 hits and 15 earned runs in his last 25.2 innings, and he has a 4.67 ERA and .212 allowed batting average at home. The Los Angeles Dodgers should have success against Young and possibly finally break out of their recent slump, however, I’m not laying juice with a pitcher who hasn’t pitched in a month. The Arizona Diamondbacks are also on fire right now and those bats have been impressive. Assuming the Diamondbacks are underdogs yet again, I’ll take a shot.