Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet on Sunday in Miami. The Dodgers are -120 favorites over the Marlins with an over/under run total set at 8.
This has been a disappointing season for the Miami Marlins but they haven’t quit and we saw it on Saturday as they pounded the Dodgers in what was a close game most of the way. Donovan Solano and John Buck had two hits each and Carlos Lee drove in two runs as the Marlins scored seven runs on 11 hits in all. On the mound Ricky Nolasco allowed nine hits and two earned runs to raise his record to 9-11 on the year. For Sunday’s game Miami starts Wade LeBlanc who makes his third start this year after working primarily from the bullpen this season. For the year LeBlanc has allowed 22 hits and four earned runs while striking out 17 over 24 innings of work for a 1.50 ERA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in a real battle in the NL West and with the Giants winning on Saturday their loss to the Marlins put them a game back in the standings. Matt Kemp had three hits, Andre Eithier had two hits, and Hanley Ramirez had a hit as the Dodgers scored three runs on 11 hits. On the mound Joe Blanton allowed six hits and four earned runs while striking out three over five innings to fall to 8-10 on the year. For Sunday’s game Los Angeles starts Chris Capuano who has lost his last three starts. For the year Capuano has allowed 133 hits and 52 earned runs while striking out 125 over 142.1 innings of work for a 3.29 ERA.
Miami is 8-16 in their last 24 games overall, 13-5 in their last 18 against the NL West, and 2-7 in their last nine game three of a series. Los Angeles is 4-1 in their last five road games, 5-1 in their last six against the NL East, and 1-5 in Capuano’s last six starts. Los Angeles is 4-2 in their last six meetings of these two.
The Dodgers are the better team overall but this is a long road trip and Capuano hasn’t been able to get it done so the home dog is the choice here.
Miami Marlins +100 Los Angeles Dodgers