Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers – 5/26/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Fantasy mock draft managers can look to the bail out game on Monday May 26th as the LA Dodgers will host the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of their series. Follow your rosters at 10:10PM Eastern Time on ESPN from Dodgers Stadium.
In the opener of this series on Monday it was the Dodgers posting the 6-3 home victory behind scoring five runs combined in the latter innings. The Braves could not hold onto a 2-1 lead after six innings. The Dodgers power was on display as the team hit three home runs all in their four run eighth inning to lead the club into victory.
The Dodgers are second in the Major Leagues in homers this year with 60 hit in their 44 games on the year. At the quarter point of the year LA sits in first place in the NL West leading the division by three games in the loss column over the second place San Francisco Giants. LA has had major injury issues this year as rotation players Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford has missed significant time with injuries. The team has winning records with both sidelined. Starters Hyun Jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy are out for the year.
The loss moved the Braves to 23-33 and trails the first place Washington Nationals by 4 games in the loss column. The Atlanta pitching has been rated in the bottom third of baseball in the ERA and WHIP department. They are a middle of the road hitting club.
Atlanta Braves RF: Nick Markakis enters play with a .301 batting average with no homers and 12 RBIs. He has drawn 23 walks so his on base percentage is .390. Unfortunately his power numbers have been lacking. His five game hit streak was broken on Monday.
Atlanta Braves 2B: Jace Peterson hits .265 for the club with hits in seven of nine games. Not much power in his bat with one homer and 18 RBIs with four extra base hits. He has just two extra base hits in ten games.
Atlanta Braves SS: Andrelton Simmons has seen his average dip 21 points in his past ten games. No multi-hit games in his past ten games. He has three homers and 18 RBIs season to date.
Atlanta Braves P: Julio Teheran gets the start for the Braves on Tuesday. He puts up much better numbers in his home stadium. In nine starts this year Teheran is 4-1 with an ERA of 3.91 and WHIP of 1.44. The hurler has surrendered nine homers in his nine starts. The right hander has allowed one earned run in each of his past two starts.
LA Dodgers 1B: Adrian Gonzalez leads the club in batting at .344 on the year with 9 homers and 33 RBIs. After a hot April Gonzalez power numbers have come down with just one home run in the month of May. He had two hits in the win on Monday.
LA Dodgers 2B: Howie Kendrick has been a consistent hitter as he enters play on Tuesday with a .293 batting average with 4 homers and 17 RBIs. The power numbers are down as Kendrick has produced just one extra base hit in his past ten games.
LA Dodgers CF: Joc Pederson in his rookie campaign and first year as a starter for the club is batting .250 with 12 homers and 23 RBIs. He has drawn 33 walks so his on base percentage is .388. With 20 extra base hits on the year his slugging percentage is .556.
LA Dodgers RF: With Yasiel Puig hurt and on the DL it has been veteran Andre Ethier putting up some All Star numbers. Ethier is batting .313 with 6 homers and 17 RBIs. He had two hits in the win on Monday.
LA Dodgers P: Clayton Kershaw with some crooked numbers may not make the All Star Game. He is 2-3 in nine starts and has an ERA of 4.32 and WHIP of 1.23. He has allowed three earned runs or more in four straight games.
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P: Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers)
CF: Joc Pederson (Dodgers)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
C: A.J. Pierzynski (Braves)
RF: Andre Eithier (Dodgers)
2B: Jace Peterson (Braves)