2021-09-16
Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers
League : MLB

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be looking for the series sweep when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks at home on Wednesday evening in game 3. The Dodgers have cruised to wins in their first two games.

 

D-Backs find no rhythm

Season form

 

The Diamondbacks just don't seem like they have enough on either end against this Dodgers team. They have fallen to two straight losses to the Dodgers to fall to 47-98 for the season, fifth in the NL West.

As reported by AP: 1B Seth Beer left the game in the first with a dislocated left shoulder. He dived for Trea Turner's hit down the line and landed on his belly. Beer was making his first start as a position player in just his fifth major league game.

Pitcher information

Merrill Kelly will start for the D-Backs on Wednesday evening. He has not had a great season, with a 7-9 record, an ERA of 4.30 and a strikeout tally of 118.

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Dodgers clinch spot in the postseason

Season form

The Dodgers have clinched a playoffs spot after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. They will now fight with the Giants for the lead of the division standings. The Dodgers are now 93-53 for the season.

 

"It's definitely something that shouldn't be taken for granted," third baseman Justin Turner said. "At the same time, our focus is on us and taking care of what's in front of us. That's probably why I didn't even realize we had a chance to clinch tonight."

Pitcher information

Julio Urias will be looking for his 18th season win when he steps up to the mound on Wednesday. He has an ERA of 2.98, 12th in the league, with a WHIP of 1.03, 10th in the MLB.

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