Los Angeles, CA – New series starts today for the Los Angeles Dodgers (79-41) against a team who has not been playing well at home, the Miami Marlins (44-73). If the Dodgers are able to win the series, they will win their sixth series in a row and move even closer to winning a seventh consecutive divisional title. Yes, the divisional title is important, but the Dodgers are locked in on winning the World Series this time around.
Today’s match up will feature a veteran pitcher verses a rookie pitcher.
For the Dodgers, they will have Clayton Kershaw (11-2,2.77 ERA) on the mound. As of late, Kershaw has looked a lot like his old self. Striking out batters, getting ahead of the count earlier and not allowing the other team to produce many runs. He has won his previous three starts and looks to extend that winning streak tonight. On Kershaw’s last outing, he went seven innings where he only allowed four hits, one earned run, one walk and striking out nine St. Louis Cardinals batters.
As for the Marlins, they will have Rookie Jordan Yamamoto (4-3, 4.17 ERA) on the mound. Yamamoto started his season great. In his first four starts, the Marlins were able to get all four wins. In those four games, he was credited with the win the first three games. In the span of those four games, his ERA was 1.57. Since those four games, things have not been the same for Yamamoto and looks to turn things around today while facing the Dodgers.
Game time today will be at 4:10 PM PT at Marlin Park.