MLB Baseball Picks: Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Odds: September 26th 2011
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB Baseball Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -168 odds (September 26th 2011)
Arizona has won four straight games to remain in the hunt for the number two seed in the National League. Getting that second position is big as it avoids the Phillies in the first round and it comes with home field advantage in the Divisional Series. Currently the Diamondbacks are one game back of the Brewers.
They send Daniel Hudson to the hill and he has been pitching very well of late. He has allowed three runs or less in six straight games with five of those being quality outings. His last game missed a quality performance by an inning. He has been solid at home this season, posting a 3.04 ERA in 16 starts with 11 of those being quality outings. Arizona is 11-5 in those 16 games. Hudson has faced the Dodgers three times with all three starts resulting in quality outings. In two home starts he is 2-0 with a 1.53 ERA.
The Dodgers counter with Dana Eveland who started September well but has faltered since. He allowed one run over 15 innings in his first two starts but he has given up nine runs over nine innings in his last two outings. He has actually pitched better on the road than at home so leaving Los Angeles may be a good thing but that is certainly no guarantee with the nightmare that took place in Arizona. He made a start at Chase Field last season and was shelled for eight runs on eight hits in just 1.1 innings. 3* (912) Arizona Diamondbacks. Get more MLB picks from Matt Fargo at Touthouse.com.