MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers - San Diego Padres
- Title : MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers - San Diego Padres
San Diego is 0-16 as a 110-plus underdog when it is not a series opener and it is coming off a game in which it used five-plus pitchers. The Padres have lost these 16 games by an average final score of 2.38 runs to 7.06 runs. Brutal. The Dodgers are 11-0 as favorites of more than 120 when they are seeking immediate revenge for a home loss in which they held the lead and it is before the 120th game of the season. LA has won these eleven games by an average of 3.91 runs per game.
I go for Dodgers
After losing four of five games the Padres have won two in a row and three of their last four games. They took Game 1 of this NL West series with solid pitching beating the Dodgers 2-1. San Diego is in third place in the division 1.5 games back of the Colorado Rockies and only half a game back o the Dodgers.
The Dodgers have lost two of their last three games following a three-game win streak. L.A. has been solid at the dish and on the mound ranking tied for first in the Majors in runs scored and second in team ERA.
Dodgers have been solid on the road this season at 7-2 their came 1 loss to the padres dropped them at 4-4 home. STILL, they have had their way in LA land over the Padres in the last couple of seasons. Dodgers lineup has been tamed for the last three games and while they will not light up Richardsson they will get him for a few runs. Stripling will have a decent outing and like all of his starts this season the lineup will have his back. Dodgers WILL take came 2 of this series staying of San Diego in the NL West.
Prediction: LA Dodgers FT