The Los Angeles Dodgers (84-54) will look to avoid the three-game sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins (72-67) on Thursday night. Miami won again in last night’s tilt 11-4.
The Marlins’ lineup was relentless against Dodgers starter Lance Lynn, tagging him for eight runs on seven hits and three walks in 4.2 innings. The Marlins ended the night with 13 hits, two of which were for home runs. Meanwhile, The Dodgers never recovered after allowing the Fish to score nine in the fifth.
Dodgers vs. Marlins Betting Odds
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Dodgers vs. Marlins Match Details
- Fixture: Los Angeles @ Miami
- Date and Time: Thursday, September 7, 6:40 p.m. EST
- Location: loanDepot Park in Miami, Florida
Ryan Pepoit will toe the slab for the Dodgers. The rookie is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in 14 innings. He is also 0-2 with a 3.97 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in six starts at AAA Oklahoma City. Pepoit also went 3-0 with a 3.47 ERA with the Dodgers last year but kept his rookie eligibility.
Pepoit is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 11 innings against the Marlins. He faced them earlier this year, allowing one run on three hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out five. The top prospect has never pitched in Miami. However, Pepoit owns a 2.81 ERA on the road.
Braxton Garrett will oppose Pepoit. The lefty is 8-5 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 140 innings. He has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his five starts. The Marlins are 3-2 during that span. Garrett owned a 3.58 ERA in 17 starts last year.
Garrett is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP against the Dodgers. He faced them earlier this season, allowing three runs in six innings. Garrett is 6-9 with a 4.09 ERA at loanDepot Park in Miami.
Dodgers vs. Marlins Betting Prediction
I like the Dodgers in this matchup. Los Angeles rookie Ryan Pepoit has been excellent in limited action this season and remains among the team’s best pitching prospects. Meanwhile, the Marlins will try to do something nearly no team has done: sweep the LA Dodgers. So, let’s roll with Los Angeles in this National League tilt.