2021-09-26
Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks
League : MLB

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will go on the road as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in the third game of a three game series. Julio Urias will take the mound for the Dodgers. Humberto Mejia will start for the Diamondbacks.

 

Dodgers Still Able to Win Division

Julio Urias went six innings and gave up seven hits, zero walks, four earned runs, and struck out five in a no decision in his last start against the Colorado Rockies. On the season, he has a record of 18-3 in 30 starts with a 3.10 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and a 185/35 K/BB ratio. Opposing batters are hitting .223 against Urias this season. He has allowed two earned runs or less in 10 out of his last 11 starts.

 

 

 

The Dodgers pitching staff has been tremendous this season. As a team, they are first in ERA, WHIP, hits allowed, runs allowed, and batting average against. They are top five in home runs allowed and strikeouts.

Los Angeles has been excellent on offense this season. They are top five in the league in runs, home runs, RBI’s, and walks. AJ Pollock leads the team in batting average. Justin Turner leads the team in hits. Max Muncy leads the team in home runs, RBI’s, SLG, and OPS. It has been an all-around balanced effort on offense for the Dodgers.

Poised for another playoff run, the Dodgers are not far back from the San Francisco Giants for the division lead with a week left in the season. Being top five in most categories on offense and pitching, the Dodgers look like strong contenders to repeat as champions.

 

Diamondbacks Last in NL

Humberto Mejia went four innings and gave up eight hits, two walks, six earned runs, and struck out four, in a loss in his last start against the Atlanta Braves. On the season, he has a record of 0-2 in three starts with a 7.20 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and a 14/5 K/BB ratio. Opposing batters are hitting a whopping .344 against Mejia this season.

 

The Diamondbacks pitching staff has been terrible this season. They rank bottom five in ERA, WHIP, hits allowed, runs allowed, home runs allowed, and batting average against.

Arizona has been poor on offense this season. They rank bottom 10 in runs, home runs, RBI’s, batting average, SLG, and OPS.

It is no surprise the Diamondbacks have the worst record in the National League. They are bottom 10 in most offensive categories and their pitching has been a complete disaster this season.







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