San Diego Padres (22-31) at Los Angeles Dodgers (23-28)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 27, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers / San Diego Padres --- Over/Under:
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The San Diego Padres look for another victory after winning eight of their last 13 games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 56 hits and 17 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 94 hits and 35 RBI. Robbie Erlin gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 4.80 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Erlin is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a victory here after winning seven of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 52 hits and 25 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 93 hits and 42 RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 2.38 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Buehler’s second career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 22-53 in their last 75 Sunday games. The Dodgers are 4-2 in their last 6 vs. National League West, 120-60 in their last 180 home games and 2-9 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record. The Padres are 20-45 in the last 65 meetings in Los Angeles, 17-35 in the last 52 meetings and the over is 20-8-2 in the last 30 meetings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers lost a tough one last night, but the offense has woken up and the team is showing signs of life, playing their best ball of the season currently. Buehler has allowed two or less runs in five of his six starts this season and has an ERA of 1.50 with an allowed batting average of .172 in 18 innings at home. The Dodgers also haven't lost back-to-back games in the last two weeks. As long as the price isn't insane, I'll back the Dodgers to get a bounce back victory at home.