Don’t look now, but the Los Angeles Dodgers have tightened the gap in the NL West to just 1.5 games. That’ll happen you win rattle off eight straight wins, but the Giants finally deciding to lose some games has been convenient.
It only took until the latter stages of August!
It also helps that the Dodgers are playing the free-falling Mets, who can’t seem to find a way to defeat the defending champs.
New York loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth inning after they had already made it a one-run game, but JD Davis struck out looking and Kenley Jansen shut the door in the ninth by retiring the side in order.
Let’s make it nine in a row on Saturday!
What Time is the Dodgers Game Today?
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. PST.
What Channel is the Dodgers Game on Today?
The game will be broadcast nationally on FS1, though SportsNet LA and PIX should be carrying their own broadcasts.
Dodgers vs Mets Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, the Dodgers are big favorites on the money line, coming in at -260 odds (bet $260 to win $100), while the Mets currently sit at +220 (bet $100 to win $220).
If you like to bet the run line, the Dodgers are +110 to cover -2.5. The Mets are set at -145 to win or lose by more than two runs. The over/under is set at 8.5 runs, with the over getting -120 odds and the under sitting pretty at +100.
Dodgers Pitcher Today
Max Scherzer will take the ball for the Dodgers in this one and he’ll be making his second start against the Mets in a span of six days. Last Sunday, Scherzer limited New York to two runs on four hits, to go with seven strikeouts to pick up his 14th win of the year.
Opposing Scherzer will be former Dodgers lefty Rich Hill, who was given a warm ovation by the Dodger Stadium crowd in Thursday’s series-opener.
Acquired by the Mets before the trade deadline, Hill has had a rough go of it in Queens, logging a 4.98 ERA and 9.6 hits per nine innings in four starts.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
Check back with us closer to first pitch!
Dodgers vs Mets Prediction
Let’s think about this. Scherzer has historically dominated the Mets — he’s 13-5 with a 2.71 ERA and 205 strikeouts in 25 career starts vs New York — and the Dodgers will face a pitcher in Hill who’s starting to look his age.
Though Hill is familiar with some members of the Dodgers’ lineup, something tell us LA is going to tee off on the 41-year-old.
Dodgers win, 7-3.
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