Can Greinke Hinder a Dodgers Celebration with a solid Performance?

The Los Angeles Dodgers continue a critical road series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are trying to put a halt on the Dodgers celebrations throughout the series. However, they were unsuccessful after losing to the Dodgers during the first game of the series, 7-4.

The Dodgers are currently 1.5 games ahead of the Colorado Rockies in the NL West. But the Rockies walked away with a big win last night against the Phillies.

The Dodgers are looking to win the next two series against division foes and hopefully expecting to clinch a spot in the postseason whether it be as division winners or within the wild card.

Arizona, on the other hand, has looked impressive lately on all aspects of the game. The Diamondbacks are expecting everyone within the club to finish the season on a good note and hopefully avoid the sweep against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers:

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The Dodgers have right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling slated to take the mound tonight.
Stripling currently possesses an 8-5 record with a solid 2.84 ERA on the season.


Throughout the 120.1 innings pitched this season, Stripling has successfully recorded a total of 134 strikeouts.

Looking at players within the bullpen, an intriguing player would very much be relieve pitcher Kenley Jansen. Jansen has recorded 37 saves this season which ultimately places him within the Top 5 in the league. Alongside his total saves this season, Jansen has recorded a total of 79 strikeouts all while maintaining a 2.87 ERA.

Two solid components within the Dodgers offense are left fielder Matt Kemp and first baseman Max Muncy.

Kemp currently leads the club with 82 RBIs and a .284 batting average in this season. Alongside his RBI and batting average, Kemp has also proven himself throughout his career as an aggressive batter with a total of 21 home runs.

Muncy, on the other hand, has maintained a .259 batting average while blasting a total of 33 home runs on the season, which currently leads the Dodgers organization.

Arizona Diamondbacks:

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres
On the rubber for the Diamondbacks is right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke.

Grienke currently has a 14-11 record with a 3.21 ERA. Grienke currently leads the club in both ERA and wins while also placing him within the Top 20 in the league.

Grienke has pitched a total of 201.2 innings in this season while successfully striking out 193 batters.

Looking into the bullpen, Brad Boxberger has been a force to be reckoned with this season. Boxberger has recorded 32 saves on the season, which places him within the Top 5 in the National League. Alongside his save total this season, Boxberger has also maintained a 4.38 ERA and 69 strikeouts.

Leading the club offensively is both first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and right-fielder David Peralta.

Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 33 home runs this season. Alongside his home run total, Goldschmidt has maintained a .293 batting average and has recorded 83 RBIs.

Peralta, on the other hand, leads the Diamondbacks with a .296 batting average and 84 RBIs. However, Peralta has also blasted a total of 29 home runs this season.

Both Goldschmidt and Peralta have been impressive throughout this season and show no intentions of slowing down just yet.

Prediction: Diamondbacks 5 – Dodgers 2

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