Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays, first game of the series. Only two games for this series. The Dodgers continue to add victories at home. But the last series at home was tough for the Dodgers, the team lost to the Giants. The record at home is still positive, with almost 60 wins. The playoffs are the last step of a good regular season for the Dodgers.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Waiting for October.
The Dodgers at home have 56 wins and only 20 losses. The last series at home was a defeat against the Giants in three games. The first two games went to the Giants, and the Dodgers could barely win the last game 5-0. In the last 10 games at home the record is 6-4. The last winning series at home was against the Rockies 3-0. The Dodgers have not lost a series at home since July 23 against the Angels.
At home the Dodgers are scoring an average of 5.34 runs per game, 3.58 walks, 7.63 strike outs, 8.64 hits, 1.79 home runs, 13.51 left on base. The defense allows up to 3.22 runs per game, 2.03 walks, 9.76 strike outs, 7.22 hits, 1.21 home runs, 12.30 left on base.
Ross Stripling 4-4 in 14 games as starter this season. 3.40 ERA, 84.2 pitched innings, 77 hits, 37 runs 11 home runs and 82 strike outs. Last season was the first positive season for Stripling with 8-6 after four years with the Dodgers.
Tampa Bay Rays: Winning is important.
The Rays won the last series on the road against the Angels 2-1. The last game of that series was a 4-6 defeat for the Rays. On the road the team has a record of 46 wins and 30 losses. Only four wins in the last 10 games. 3-3 playing on the road this month so far. This is the first series against the Dodgers on the road this season. The last series for the Rays on the road will be against the Blue Jays.
On the road the Rays are scoring an average of 5.00 runs per game, 3.33 walks, 8.97 strike outs, 9.24 hits, 1.34 home runs, 15.05 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.22 runs per game, 2.93 walks, 9.53 strike outs, 8.05 hits, 1.13 home runs, 14.24 left on base.
Blake Snell has not had the same fate as last season. In 2018 Snell closed the season with 21-5 in 31 games as a starter. But so far the record is 6-7 in 20 games as a starter. 4.28 Era, 101.0 pitched innings, 91 hits, 0 runs, 14 home runs 136 strike outs and 1248 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays 09/17/2019 is: take the Los Angeles Dodgers (Spread).
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