Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 21, 2024

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May 21, 2024 8:05 AM
The Los Angeles Dodgers, riding a strong 33-17 overall record and 19-9 home record, look to extend their series lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, May 21st at 10:10 PM at Dodger Stadium. The Diamondbacks, sitting at 22-26 overall and 10-13 on the road, will aim to bounce back from their series-opening loss. Expect a thrilling matchup as the Dodgers seek to build on their momentum in front of their home crowd.
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Diamondbacks vs Dodgers starting pitchers

  • Gavin Stone for Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Brandon Pfaadt for Arizona Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks vs Dodgers statistics

Stat Diamondbacks Dodgers
Hits 398 (Tied-10th) 439 (1st)
Batting Average .246 (13th) .259 (2nd)
Runs Batted In 216 (7th) 251 (1st)
Runs 228 (8th) 259 (1st)
Home Runs 44 (20th) 66 (3rd)
Walks 166 (7th) 202 (1st)
Stolen Bases 20 (28th) 31 (15th)
Strikeouts 370 (Tied-21st) 418 (11th)
Pitches 7142 (9th) 7715 (1st)

Los Angeles Dodgers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/20/24 vs Arizona Diamondbacks W 6-4
5/19/24 vs Cincinnati Reds W 3-2 F/10
5/18/24 vs Cincinnati Reds W 4-0
5/17/24 vs Cincinnati Reds W 7-3
5/16/24 vs Cincinnati Reds L 7-2

Arizona Diamondbacks recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/20/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers L 6-4
5/19/24 vs Detroit Tigers W 6-4
5/18/24 vs Detroit Tigers L 8-3
5/17/24 vs Detroit Tigers L 13-0
5/15/24 vs Cincinnati Reds W 2-1

Diamondbacks vs Dodgers predictions

As the Arizona Diamondbacks prepare to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, I see a few key players stepping up to make a difference. Corbin Carroll, with his speed and agility, will likely get on base multiple times, possibly even swiping a bag or two. Ketel Marte, the team's leader in batting average, will look to capitalize on his recent hot streak, driving in a run or two. And don't sleep on Lourdes Gurriel, who's shown flashes of power and could easily go yard in this one. If these three can get cooking, the Diamondbacks' offense could be in for a big day.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers will be counting on their stars to shine bright. Mookie Betts, the perennial All-Star, will look to get on base frequently and make things happen on the basepaths. Freddie Freeman, the team's leader in RBIs, will aim to drive in a couple of runs, perhaps with a timely double or homer. And Shohei Ohtani, the two-way sensation, could make an impact on both the mound and at the plate. With their deep lineup and stout pitching, the Dodgers will be a tough out in this one.

When it's all said and done, I think the Dodgers' superior firepower and depth will give them the edge they need to take down the Diamondbacks. Look for Los Angeles to come out on top, possibly by a score of 6-4 or 7-5. The Diamondbacks will give it their all, but ultimately, the Dodgers' talent and experience will prove too much to overcome. It should be a fun and competitive game, but in the end, I've got the Dodgers prevailing.

Los Angeles Dodgers injuries

  • Zyhir Hope (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Evan Phillips (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Max Muncy (3B): 10-Day-IL
  • Ryan Brasier (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Joe Kelly (RP): 15-Day-IL

Arizona Diamondbacks injuries

  • Jose Castillo (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jorge Barrosa (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Frias (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Alek Thomas (CF): 10-Day-IL
  • Miguel Castro (RP): 15-Day-IL

Diamondbacks vs Dodgers game info

Venue Dodger Stadium
Location Los Angeles, California
First pitch Tue 10:10 PM
Temperature 68°
Chance of Rain 0%

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