Who will WIN this matchup?
Los Angeles Dodgers (79-41)
@ Miami Marlins (44-73)
May (LAD): 0-1; 3.18 ERA
Yamamoto (MIA) 4-3; 4.17 ERA
Last 10 Games Played:
Los Angeles Dodgers: 8-2
Miami Marlins: 2-8
Los Angeles Dodgers: (-200)
Miami Marlins: (+180)
• The Dodgers lead the NL with 197 homers while Miami, which was swept in a three-game series by Los Angeles last month, has hit the fewest in baseball with 99. Second baseman Starlin Castro is 14-for-27 during a six-game hitting streak and had two homers and eight RBIs as the Marlins split a four-game set with NL East leader Atlanta.
• May was previously lined up for Wednesday, but the Dodgers decided to flip flop him with ace Clayton Kershaw. May allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings against the Cardinals last week and got a no decision in that start.
• Yamamoto posted a 3-0 mark with a combined six earned runs allowed over his first five major league starts before hitting a slump over the past three weeks. The 23-year-old Hawaiian fell to 0-3 with an 8.55 ERA in his last four turns after giving up four runs over six innings at the New York Mets on Wednesday. After not surrendering a homer in his first five starts, he’s served up six in the last four, including two in a four-inning loss to the Dodgers on July 21.
• Dodgers rookie C Will Smith has 22 RBIs in his last 17 games.
• Marlins rookie INF Jon Berti is batting .357 with six multiple-hit games this month.
• Dodgers 3B Justin Turner, who homered twice Sunday, is a career .349 hitter versus Miami.
Top Pick Record for Month: 11-6