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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies face off on Monday at Dodger Stadium for game one of their series. The Dodgers are -115 favorites over the Phillies with an over/under run total set at 7.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are stacked this season and they are in first place in the National League West. The Dodgers are6-4 in their last 10 games, 4-4 at home, and they have won their last two games. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .243 with Dee Gordon hitting .367, Juan Uribe hitting .333, and Adrian Gonzalez hitting .301. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 2.95 with the starters at 2.58 and the bullpen at 3.53. For game one against the Phillies the Dodgers start Paul Maholm who has been pitching both a starter and from the bullpen. For the season Maholm has allowed 14 hits and seven earned runs while striking out four over 12.2 innings for a 0-1 record and a 4.97 ERA.
The Philadelphia Phillies are not at their best right now as they try and at least hang in the NL East race. The Phillies are 4-5 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a win in Colorado on Sunday. As a team the Phillies are hitting .247 with Chase Utley hitting .406, Jimmy Rollins hitting .292, and Ryan Howard hitting .262. As a team the Phillies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.63 with the starters at 4.04 and the bullpen at 5.84. For game one at LA the Phillies start Cliff Lee who is coming off of a loss in a game he gave up just one run. For the season Lee has allowed 40 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 28 over 27 innings for a 2-2 record and a 4.00 ERA.
Los Angeles is 42-17 against a team with a losing record, 54-25 as a favorite, and 0-5 against a left-handed starter. Philadelphia is 3-7 on the road against a left-handed starter, 2-4 in their last six games, and 7-3 in Lee’s last 10 starts as an underdog. Philadelphia is 1-4 in their last five games in Los Angeles.
This would have been Kershaw’s spot and Maholm is no Kershaw but Cliff Lee is very much himself and the play here.

Pick
Philadelphia Phillies +105 Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Tuesday at AT&T Park as they play game one of their NL West series. The Giants are -110 favorites over the Dodgers with an over/under run total set at 7.5
The San Francisco Giants have gotten off to a solid start to the season as they hope to remain healthy this season. The Giants are 3-3 at home this season, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a win on Sunday against the Rockies. As a team San Francisco is hitting .248 with Angel Pagan hitting .412, Michael Morse hitting .350, Brandon Crawford hitting .308, and Buster Posey hitting .295. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.69 with the starters at 4.60 and the bullpen at 1.99. For game one against the Dodgers the Giants start Tim Lincecum who has been roughed up in his two starts this year. For the season Lincecum has allowed 15 hits and 11 runs while striking out 12 over 10.0 innings for a 0-1 record and 9.90 ERA.
The expectations for the Los Angeles Dodgers are sky high this season and thus far they are living up to them. The Dodgers are 7-1 on the road, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last three games. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .255 with Dee Gordon hitting .400, Juan Uribe hitting .358, Hanley Ramirez hitting .286, and Adrian Gonzalez hitting .280. The LA pitching staff has an ERA of 3.28 with the starters at 3.21 and the bullpen at 3.38. For game one in San Fran the Dodgers start Josh Beckett who looks like just a shell of his former self. In his first outing of the year Beckett allowed five hits and four runs while striking out five over 4.0 innings getting a no decision.
San Francisco is 5-0 in game one of a series, 8-2 at home against a right-handed starter, and 7-1 in Lincecum’s last eight starts against the NL West. Los Angeles is 4-0 against the NL West, 4-1 following an off day, 42-19 on the road, and 0-4 in Beckett’s last four starts. Los Angeles is 3-7 in their last 10 games in San Francisco.
As rough as Lincecum has looked he seems to still rise to the occasion for the big games and he should do so here as I like the Giants to rough up Beckett.

Pick
San Francisco Giants -110 Los Angeles Dodgers

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Saturday Morning in Australia as the 2014 Major League Baseball season gets underway. The Dodgers are -165 favorites over the Diamondbacks with an over/under run total set at 6.5.
The Arizona Diamondbacks finished at .500 last season and they made some roster moves over the off season to try and improve on that mark. Paul Goldschmidt is the centerpiece of the organization and the player they are going to build around and he is coming off of an outstanding year hitting .302 with 36 home runs and 125 RBI’s. Martin Prado moves to third base this season and the Diamondbacks traded for Mark Trumbo who can take the ball deep on any swing but the big issue is he has one of the worst on base percentages. Gerrardo Parra is coming off of a solid year hitting .282 and of course Kirk Gibson is quickly emerging as one of the better managers in the game. Wade Mileyl gets the Opening Day start for Arizona as the pitching staff is already seeing it’s share of struggles to stay healthy. Addison Reed was acquired from the White Sox in the off season and will be called upon if the D-Backs are in a situation to use him.
The Los Angeles Dodgers spent money last season and continued to try and spend in the offseason to try and build a team that can compete for a World Series championship. The Dodgers took an early exit from the post season last year after winning the NL West. Yasiel Puig retuns for his second season in the majors and will try to avoid the sophomore jinx while Hanley Ramirez will just try and stay healthy for the season. Adrian Gonzalez bats cleanup while Andre Ethier may be the best number seven hitter in all of baseball. For the opener it is no surprise the Dodgers send Clayton Kershaw to the mound. Kershaw has emerged as the best pitcher in baseball coming off of another Cy Young Award winning season and the Dodgers bullpen is absolutely stacked as well.
Arizona is 11-3 in their last 14 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower, 1-4 in their last five games, 1-5 in game one of a series, and 5-2 in Miley’s last seven starts in game one of a series. Los Angeles is 2-5 against a left handed starter, 23-5 in game one of a series, 1-4 in their last five games as a favorite, and 6-2 in Kershaw’s last eight starts against the NL West. LA has won seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
I can’t go against the Dodgers and Kershaw here though I don’t see the win coming easy.

Pick
Los Angeles Dodgers -165 Arizona Diamondbacks

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium for game five of their NLCS series with the Cardinals hold a 3-1 lead in the series. The Dodgers are -170 favorites over the Cardinals with an over/under run total set at 7.
The St. Louis Cardinals battled for a full nine innings on Tuesday ad in the end they earned the win putting them a win away from the World Series. Matt Holliday and Shane Robinson hit home runs and Matt Carpenter had a hit and drove in a run as the Cardinals scored four runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn allowed six hits and two runs while striking out five over 5.1 innings to earn his second win of the post season and Trevor Rosenthal earned is second save of the post season. For Wednesday’s game the Cardinals look to close it out with Joe Kelly who is 10-5 with a 2.73 ERA for the season and he is 0-1 with a 3.44 ERA in his last three starts but he was the starter in game one of the NLCS, a game won by the Cardinals 3-2.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had plenty of chances on Tuesday but they were unable to take advantage of them as they fell to the Cardinals and are now on the brink of elimination. Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier each had two hits and Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez had hits but the Dodgers scored just two runs on eight hits and that wasn’t enough to get a win. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco allowed three hits and three runs while striking out four over four innings to take the loss and the Dodgers bullpen allowed just three hits and a run the rest of the way as L.A. used four different pitchers over the final five innings. For Wednesday’s game the Dodgers start Zack Greinke who faced Kelly in game one of the series and who is 15-5 with a 2.63 ERA for the season and 0-2 with a 2.25 ERA in his last three starts.
St. Louis is 5-1 in their last six playoff games, 4-1 in their last five road games against a right handed starter, 2-5 in their last seven playoff road games, and 10-3 in Kelly’s last 13 starts. Los Angeles is 4-1 in their last five playoff home games, 23-11 in their last 34 home games, 1-6 in their last seven NLCS games, and 12-2 in Greinke’s last 14 home starts.
I see runs being tough to come by in this one and I am going to go with the under.

Pick
Under 7

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angles Dodgers face off on Tuesday in LA for game 4 of the NLCS with the Cardinals leading the series 2 to 1. The Dodgers are -120 favorites over the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals were hoping to send the Dodgers to the brink of elimination on Monday but they were unable to get it done and are now just a loss away from the series being tied up. Yadier Molina, David Freese, matt Adams, and Jon Jay all had hits but the Cardinals failed to score a run netting just the four hits. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright allowed six hits and two runs while striking out five over 7.0 innings to take the loss in a game where he pitched well, just not well enough. For Tuesday’s game the Cardinals start Lance Lynn who is 16-11with a 4.07 ERA for the season and 2-1 with a 3.24 ERA in his last three starts.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had their back to the wall on Monday but even with the win it doesn’t lessen the importance of this game for them. Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez, and Mark Ellis each had two hits as the Dodgers scored three times on nine hits. Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was outstanding allowing three hits and striking out four over 7.0 scoreless innings to get the win and Kenley Jansen earned the save. For game 4 of the NLCS the Dodgers start Ricky Nolasco who is 13-11 with a 3.70 ERA for the season and 0-2 with a 12.75 ERA in his last three starts.
St. Louis is 4-1 in their last five playoff games, 22-8 in their last 30 games, 8-18 in their last 26 road games against a team with a winning record, and 2-8 in Lynn’s last 10 road starts. Los Angeles is 4-0 in their last four home playoff games, 13-3 in their last 16 home games against a team with a winning record, 1-5 in their last six games against the NL Central, and 10-3 in Nolasco’s last 13 starts.
I like the Dodgers to win this game at home and even the series at two.

Pick
Los Angeles Dodgers -120 St. Louis Cardinals

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers and the face off Monday in Arizona for a National League West matchup. The Diamondbacks are -115 favorites over the Dodgers with an over/under run total set at 8.5.
The Arizona Diamondbacks were the early season leaders in the NL West but now they aren’t even going to make the post season. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 42-32 at home this season, and they are two games over .500. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .260 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .301, Aaron Hill hitting .296, and Martin Prado hitting .280. For game one against the Dodgers the D-Backs start Trevor Cahill who is 6-10 with a 4.22 ERA for the season and 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA in his last three starts.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are counting down their magic number as they have run away with the N.L. West. The Dodgers are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 46-32 at home this season, and they have a 10.5 game lead in the division race. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .266 with Yasiel Puig hitting .338, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .294, and Andre Ethier hitting .272. For Monday’s game the Dodgers start Hyun-Jin Ryu who is 13-6 with a 3.07 Era and 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA in his last three starts.
Arizona is 2-5 in their last seven games as a favorite, 5-0 in their last five home games against a team with a winning record, and 5-1 in Cahill’s last six starts as a favorite. Los Angles is 24-8 in their last 32 road games, 56-21 in their last 77 games overall, and 10-3 in Ryu’s last 13 starts. Los Angeles has won five of the last six meetings of these two.
I am not expecting a ton of scoring so my first pick is the under.

Pick
Under 8.5

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

The Los Angels Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox face off on Sunday at Dodger Stadium for game three and the rubber match of their series. The Dodgers are -112 favorites over the Red Sox with an over/under run total set at 8.
The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t lost often in recent months but on Saturday they were simply outplayed as they lost to the Red Sox. Yasiel Puig had two hits and Mark Ellis, Adrian Gonzalez, and Andre Ethier each had hits as the Dodgers scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed five hits and four runs while striking out seven over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 12-5 on the season. For Sunday’s game the Dodgers start Chris Capuano who has five no decisions in his last six starts. For the season Capuano has allowed 109 hits and 47 earned runs while striking out 66 over 90 innings for a 4-6 record and a 4.70 ERA.
The Boston Red Sox jumped out early on Saturday and they made it hold up as they beat the Dodgers. Jonny Gomes hit a home run driving in three runs, Mike Napoli had three hits, and Dustin Pedroia had two hits as the Red Sox scored four runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jon Lester allowed three hits and a run while striking out six over 7.1 innings to get the win and go to 12-6 on the year and Koji Uehara earned his 13th save. For Sunday’s game the Red Sox start Jake Peavy who makes his fifth start since being traded to the Red Sox. Since the trade to Boston Peavy has allowed 24 hits and 11 earned runs while striking out 15 over 23.2 innings for a 1-1 record and 4.18 ERA.
Los Angeles is 9-3 in their last 12 interleague games, 46-12 in their last 58 games overall, and 7-0 in Capuano’s last seven starts. Boston is 6-2 in game three of a series, 15-6 in their last 21 interleague road games, and 2-5 in their last seven games against a left-handed starter. Boston is 6-1 in the last seven meetings of these two.
This look like it will be a low scoring game and for my pick I will take the under.

Pick
Under 8

Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers face of on Saturday for game two of their series in Washington. The Nationals are -133 favorites over the Dodgers with an over/under run total set at 7.
The Washington Nationals battled all game on Friday but in the end it was one bad pitch, which sent them home a loser. Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, and Ian Desmond each had two hits as the Nats scored twice on nine hits. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg allowed seven hits and two runs while striking out six over 7.0 innings to not factor in the decision as Rafael Soriano took the loss to fall to 1-2 on the season. For Saturday’s game Washington starts Gio Gonzalez who has won his last four starts. For the season Gonzalez has allowed 90 hits and 40 earned runs while striking out 114 over 118.2 innings for a 7-3 record and a 3.03 ERA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the hotter teams in the majors as the continued to climb the standings in the NL West with a win on Friday. Andre Ethier hit a home run, Hanley Ramirez hit a homer, and Adrian Gonzalez, Juan Uribe, and Mark Ellis each had two hits as the Dodgers scored three runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out two over 5.1 innings for a no decision as Ronald Belisario got the win to go to 4-5 on the season and Kenley Jansen earned his 10th save. For Saturday’s game the Dodgers start Zack Greinke who has won his last five starts. For the season Greinke has allowed 80 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 68 over 85 innings for a 8-2 record and a 3.49 ERA.
Washington is 4-1 in their last five home games, 2-6 in their last eight games overall, and 37-16 in Gonzalez’s last 53 starts. Los Angeles is 5-0 in their last five road games, 18-5 in their last 23 games overall, and 4-1 in Greinke’s last five starts against a team with a winning record. Los Angeles is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings of these two.
There were plenty of base runners on Friday and not a lot of runs and I see Saturday being the same.

Pick
Under 7

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet for game three of their weekend series in Colorado with the series tied at a game each. The Rockies are -155 favorites over the Dodgers with an over/under run total set at 10.
The Colorado Rockies needed extra innings to get it done on Saturday but they battled all of the way getting the win. Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer each had two hits including home runs while Dexter Fowler, Troy Tulowitzki, Nolan Arenado, and Yorvit Torreable each had two hits as the Rickies scored seven runs on 14 hits. Johoulys Chacin was the starting pitcher for the Rockies and he allowed nine hits and five runs while striking out two over 6.0 innings but he didn’t factor in the decision as Matt Belisle picked up the win to raise his record to 3-2 on the year. For Sunday’s game the Rockies start Jorge De La Rosa who has won his last four decisions. For the season De La Rosa has allowed 58 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 38 over 62.2 innings for a 6-3 record and a 3.16 ERA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers lost again on Saturday as they are alone in last place in the NL West. On Saturday Tim Federwicz had two hits including a home run and Carl Crawford and Jerry Hairston Jr. each had two hits as the Dodgers scored six runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has failed to live up to the expectations as he allowed nine hits and fourruns while striking out three over 5.1 innings but he didn’t factor in the decision as Ronald Belisario blew his third save of the year and Matt Guerrier took the loss to fall to 1-2 on the season. For Sunday’s game the Dodgers start Hyun-Jin Ryu who has won his last three decisions. For the season Ryu has allowed 59 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 67 over 71.2 innings for a 6-2 record and a 2.89 ERA.
Colorado is 21-7 in their last 28 games as a favorite, 2-5 in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, and 28-4 in De La Rosa’s last 32 home starts. Los Angeles is 3-10 in their last 13 road games, 4-14 in their last 18 games against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 in Ryu’s last seven starts. Colorado is 0-10 in De La Rosa’s last 10 starts against Los Angeles.
This one should belong to the pitchers even at Coors Field.

Pick
Under 10

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies

The Los Angles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies face off on Monday in game one of their National League West series. The Dodgers are -136 favorites over the Rockies with an over/under run total set at 8.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have high expectations this year but thus far they haven’t played out on the field. The Dodgers are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 6-6 at home this season, and they are 2.5 games back in the division standings. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .250 with Mark Ellis hitting .342, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .337, and Carl Crawford hitting .307. The Dodgers opponents are hitting .247 and the Los Angeles pitching staff has an ERA of 3.82. For game one against the Rockies the Dodgers start Ted Lilly who pitched well in his first outing but he got a no decision. In his one outing Lilly allowed six hits and a run while striking out seven over 5.0 innings of work.
The Colorado Rockies are coming off a miserable season and in the early going this year they look to have things headed in the right direction. The Rockies are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 6-7 on the road this season, and they are tied with the Diamondbacks for first place in the NL West. As a team the Rockies are hitting .279 with Michael Cuddyer hitting .333, Wilin Rosario hitting .329, and Troy Tulowitzki hitting .308. The Rockies opponents are hitting .259 and the Colorado pitching staff has an ERA of 3.81. For game one at Dodger Stadium the Rockies start Tyler Chatwood who makes his second start of the year. In his first start Chatwood allowed nine hits and five runs, four of them earned, while striking out three over six innings not earning a decision.
Los Angeles is 6-2 in their last eight games overall, 0-4 in their last four games against the NL West, and 12-4 in Lilly’s last 16 starts. Colorado is 9-23 in their last 32 road games, 2-7 in their last nine games overall, and 1-4 in Chatwood’s last five road starts. Los Angeles has won the last four meetings of these two.
I don’t see a lot of scoring happening here so my pick is on the under.

Pick
Under 8

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