BIG AL's MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DIVISION S*M*A*S*H!
Los Angeles Dodgers (30-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (15-27)
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 at 9:40 pm
At 9:40 pm, our selection is on the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Whether it was his nagging finger blister or some other reason, Walker Buehler got off to a very rough start this season. After four starts, the Dodger RH ace had a 5.21 ERA and was still looking for his first victory and his first quality start. He got both in his next start at the end of August, and then followed that up with five scoreless innings against these D-Backs in a home outing six days ago. So, if teams thought the Dodgers and their league-best .714 winning percentage were scary before, just think about how they feel now with Buehler potentially hitting his stride. He'll get his second start in a row vs. Arizona -- this time at Chase Field -- but that shouldn't matter. In two previous starts here, Buehler is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 16 strikeouts with two walks in 14 innings. Overall, Buehler is 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA in seven starts vs. Arizona. The Dodgers are also 22-7 (+8 games on the moneyline) in Buehler's last 29 starts vs. division opponents. Take Los Angeles. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.