SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field. The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have won 10 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Dodgers with 22 hits and 9 RBI, while Trea Turner and Chris Taylor have combined for 35 hits and 23 RBI. Julio Urias gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Urias is 7-1 with a 1.55 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks are 5-2 this season when scoring four or more runs. Seth Beer leads the Diamondbacks with 15 hits and 8 RBI, while David Peralta and Pavin Smith have combined for 27 hits and 8 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 1.00 ERA and 9 strikeouts this season. Gallen is 1-2 with a 2.88 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 55-24 in their last 79 during game 3 of a series and 35-17 in their last 52 Wednesday games. The Diamondbacks are 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 43-108 in their last 151 overall. The under is 5-1 in Dodgers last 6 overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Diamondbacks last 10 overall. The Dodgers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona and 40-15 in the last 55 meetings.
You can make a case for the Diamondbacks given how Gallen has looked through two starts. However, Urias has absolutely owned the Diamondbacks throughout his career, and that includes a .140 allowed batting average with 22 strikeouts in 86 at bats against current Arizona hitters. The Dodgers also rarely string together bad performances. Give me the Dodgers for the bounce back victory.