Arizona Diamondbacks (10-11) at Los Angeles Dodgers (13-8)
|Date & Time||Saturday May 2, 2015, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -148 / Arizona Diamondbacks +138 --- Over/Under: 7.5
FSN-AZ, SportsNet LA, MLB
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 28 hits and 20 RBI while Mark Trumbo and Chris Owings have combined for 18 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last eight games on the road. Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.24 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Hellickson’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Dodgers have won 13 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 32 hits and 19 RBI while Howie Kendrick and Joc Pederson have combined for 28 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won nine of their last 10 games on their home field. Scott Baker takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Baker is 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 7-21 in their last 28 games as a road underdog. The Dodgers are 41-19 in their last 60 home games and 36-15 in their last 51 games as a favorite. The Diamondbacks are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Diamondbacks are really stinking up the joint lately, while the Dodgers are unbeatable at home this season. LA has to be the pick here.