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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Miami Marlins | 22 August, 4:10 AM (PST) 

Mary C

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C | Will Smith 

FB | Freddie Freeman 

SB | Gavin Lux 

S | Trea Turner 

TB | Justin Turner 

LF | Chris Taylor 

CF | Cody Bellinger 

RF | Mookie Betts 

DH | Max Muncy 



C | Jacob Stallings 

FB | Lewin Diaz 

SB | Jon Berti 

S | Miguel Rojas 

TB | Joey Wendle 

LF | Jorge Soler 

CF | J.J. Bleday 

RF | Avisail Garcia 

DH | Jesus Aguilar 


After trailing behind the New York Yankees for the longest time, the Los Angeles Dodgers are now steadily conquering the majors. 13 losses above their closest competitors, the New York Mets, the Dodgers have been consistent in their leaderboard status with 82-36. The Miami Marlins, on the other hand, are suffering a losing streak of two. Being on the lower thirds of the league with 52-67, going up against the frontrunner will definitely be a tireless feat, especially since they’re playing away. Dodger Stadium will soon reveal the odds of the pair, this Monday, August 22. 


In their last three games, the Miami Marlins have scored 10 runs. For nine of their last 10 games, they’ve scored three or fewer runs, and they’ve lost 13 of 17 games wherein they scored three or less. Two players, in particular, lead the Marlins: Jesus Aguilar and Sandy Alcantara for batting and pitching respectively. Aguilar has a .237 batting average, 15 home runs, and 48 runs batted in. Alcantara shows off an exceptional earned run average of 1.92 and 152 strikeouts.  


As for the Dodgers, per their last three games, they’ve scored nine runs, and they would score four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. With their usual runs of four or more, they’ve managed to win 10 out of 11 games. Leading the pack, Trea Turner has collected 146 hits and 83 RBI for the Dodgers. Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts have a combined sum of 257 hits and 134 RBI. Tony Gonsolin has an ERA of 2.12 and 113 strikeouts while Tyler Anderson has a 4.15 ERA, 25 strikeouts, and a 1-3 record against the Marlins. 


While this matchup is a definite hero versus underdog trope on paper, we hate to be predictable, but we expect the hero to take this home with ease. One reason we’d like to cite is how two players specifically hold most of the team’s weight. With Alcantara’s ERA alone next to Gonsolin, he’s considered to be the ‘better pitcher’ if we look at the numbers alone. Considering how only he and Aguilar make up the scoring leaders, the moment those two have an off day or an injury, they’re likely to experience a tilt. The Dodgers have a better spread of skill in their roster right now. As they dominate the game, it’s not hard to understand why we see them being victorious once again.  


4:10 AM (PST), Monday, 22 August 2022. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA.  

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