Analysis & Picks: Astros vs Dodgers 06-23-2023

Analysis & Picks: Astros vs Dodgers 06-23-2023

June 23, 2023


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The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Houston Astros on Friday June 23rd for the first game of a three-game interleague series between them at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. 
Houston finished up a nine-game homestand with a 10-8 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday, winning the series 2-1. The Astros lost five straight matches throughout that period, going 4-5, but they won two consecutive matches on Tuesday and Wednesday to finish strong. Houston’s pitchers let up 10 runs and 14 hits despite recording a pair of victories. Their 3.51 team ERA over 75 matches is the highest in the league, while their 1.26 collective WHIP is eighth-best. Starting pitchers have a 30-20 record, a 3.49 ERA, with 409 strikeouts in 425.1 innings.
Game 1 of this three-game series will begin with Jonathan France on the field for the visiting team. He gave up 4 hits and 2 earned runs in 6.2 innings against Cincinnati in his previous start. In his first professional campaign, the 2018 14th-round draft pick kept 6 out of his 8 adversaries to 3 runs or less. France boasts a K:BB ratio of 38:16.

Los Angeles swept the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 on Wednesday by winning 2-0. Since getting swept in a 3-game series against the San Francisco Giants this past Friday through Sunday, the Dodgers have prevailed in their previous two matches. Los Angeles enters this series in the 3rd spot in the NL West, 4 games behind the leaders, after going 5-5 during their previous 10 matches. Overall, the Dodgers’ batting has been only mediocre, hitting for .239, ranking them 21st in the majors.
On Friday night, Sheehan, a rookie, will play in his 2nd professional game. The Boston College pitcher, selected in the 6th round of the 2021 draft, was promoted to the major leagues after twelve appearances in Double-A, where he produced a 1.86 ERA with a 3.83 K-BB ratio. He will continue to pitch in the rotation while other Dodgers pitchers are out with injuries.
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Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers Game Information

  • Date: 06/23/2023
  • Time: 10:10 PM ET
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Ángeles, California.
  • How to Watch: Astros vs Dodgers MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


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