The Dodgers got back in the win column after an ugly 16-8 loss on Thursday and look to make it a win streak against the Cardinals this afternoon in St. Louis. Noah Syndergaard (1-3, 5.94 ERA) gets the baseball for LA, making his second start since being forced from a start after one inning due to a cut on the index finger of his pitching hand.
The Cardinals counter with two-time All-Star Miles Mikolas (2-1, 4.91 ERA), who has had a rough go of it so far this season but has pitched better of late.
Here’s a look at the lineup Dave Roberts is sending out against the Red Birds.
Right off the bat you’re a little concerned to see both Will Smith and James Outman out of the lineup, at least to start the game. DH J.D. Martinez slides up to take Smith’s spot in the batting order with Max Muncy behind him in the cleanup spot and playing third base. David Peralta, Jason Heyward, and Mookie Betts are your starting outfield.
Chris Taylor is your shortstop but is struggling again after a nice little hot streak. Over his last 8 games, CT3 is hitting just .091 with a .349 OPS. He did get a big RBI double in last night’s game, which broke the scoreless tie in the 5th inning.
Austin Barnes catches Syndergaard.
Full Lineups, Betting Odds and More Stats
Syndergaard makes his 9th start of the year and is looking to build off a decent outing his last time through where he allowed 2 runs over 4 innings to the Twins at Dodger Stadium. Overall, the season has been a grind for Thor. It doesn’t stand to get much better for him tonight as the Cardinals lineup has punished him over his career.
Overall, Syndergaard is 3-3 vs the Cards in his career, with a 4.22 ERA in 7 starts. The Dodgers need at least a 5 or 6 inning night from the big right-hander.
Miles Mikolas has a 4.91 ERA overall but is pitching at a 2.70 clip over his last 6 starts. The veteran is 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA lifetime vs the Dodgers.
How To Watch the Dodgers Game Today
First pitch today is at 4:15 PM PT with FOX carrying the national broadcast. You can also listen on AM570 LA Sports Radio or KTNQ1020 in Spanish.
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