The Dodgers have clinched a postseason spot and a first-round bye is all but assured. If the season ended today, they would be the No. 2 seed, but I doubt they give a hoot about that. Their recent slump may be explained, at least in part, by their contentment with where they stand in the rankings.
Maybe they’re trying to conserve energy for the postseason by sitting out a few plays. Despite this, the Dodgers are 5-5 in their last 10 games after starting September 1-4. Even if the Dodgers don’t overtake Atlanta, no other team in the National League Central can catch them.
Dodgers vs Marlins Betting Picks
In his first three starts of the year, Ryan Pepiot has been outstanding. Dave Roberts has not thrown many innings, but he also has not allowed his pitch count to rise. Even so, Pepiot has been unstoppable in each of his three appearances. He has a 1.29 ERA, 14 strikeouts, 2 walks, and.163 opponent batting average against him in 14 innings of work.
With a 17-7 advantage in runs scored, the Marlins have taken the opening two games of this series. Miami desperately needed this as they have just found themselves back in the hunt for a wild card playoff place. The Marlins have pulled ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds by a half game thanks to these two victories and their current six-game winning streak.
A huge step toward their ultimate aim of making the playoffs would be a clean sweep. While the Marlins’ remaining schedule is far from simple, if they continue to play at this level, they will secure the National League’s last playoff spot.
In recent performances, Braxton Garrett has excelled. In seven consecutive starts, he has gone at least five innings while allowing three runs or less. Garrett has pitched 40 innings in seven starts, with a 2.70 ERA, while allowing just 36 hits and striking out 25 batters.
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Dodgers vs Marlins Game Information
- Date: September 7, 2023
- Time: 6:40 PM EDT
- Location: loanDepot park|Miami, FL
- How to Watch Dodgers vs Marlins: MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV