Sunday Night Baseball will take place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles as the Astros take on the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are coming off the wild 8-7 win on Saturday and have won both of the first two games of this series. The win for the Dodgers was their 42nd of the season. Los Angeles is in a battle in the National League West with the Diamondbacks and Giants. For Houston they are now 41-36 on the season, which is second place in the American League West. The Astros trail the Texas Rangers in the divisional standings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are favorites in this game. Los Angeles is listed at -136 over the Astros, and the total is 8 runs.
Astros Seeking Consistency
For a team with expectations to win another World Series title, the Houston Astros sure struggle to stay consistent so far in 2023. The Astros recently lost five straight and have now won more than two in a row since the beginning of the month. Houston would like to see better offense, as they are 15th in Major League Baseball in runs scored, with 4.4 per game.
Mauricio Dubon is the top hitter for Houston so far this season, with a .291 batting average through 237 at-bats. The power supply is anchored by Yordon Alvarez, who leads the team with 17 home runs. Kyle Tucker and Alex Bregman are second on the team, with 10.
The Houston Astros will send Hunter Brown to the mound. Brown is 6-4 on the season and holds a 3.78 earned run average. Brown has struck out 90 batters this season and walked 28. T 24-year-old from Detroit is coming off an outing against the Mets, where he allowed 7 hits and 6 runs in 5.2 innings against the Mets.
Dodgers Looking to Chase Down Arizona
The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to chase down an Arizona Diamondbacks team that has been pretty solid all season long. With the Giants playing great baseball, the divisional race is right. The Dodgers are winning games with a combination of good pitching and timely hitting. The Dodgers allowed just 2 runs in the three wins prior to last night’s slugfest.
Freddie Freeman is the catalyst to the Dodgers’ offense. The veteran slugger is hitting .319 on the season and has clubbed 14 home runs. His 25 doubles are near the top of the league, and he has driven in 47 runs. Max Muncy still leads the team in home runs and has been injured. He is expected to return on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will throw Tony Gonsolin in this one. The 29-year-old from California missed time early in the season but has been solid most of the season. Gonsolin is 4-2 on the season, with a 2.92 earned run average. In his last start, against the Giants, he gave up 6 hits and 7 runs in a loss to the Giants.
Dodgers Finish the Sweep over the Astros
This should be a pretty solid baseball game between two of the better teams in Major League Baseball. When push comes to shove, taking the home team with the veteran starting pitcher is the best choice here. Betting the Los Angeles Dodgers -136 over the Houston Astros is the bet to make here.