Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers – 8-9-15 – MLB
On Sunday Night Baseball it will be the final game of the weekend series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and LA Dodgers. MLB mock draft managers can tune to ESPN on Sunday August 9th at 8PM Eastern Time to track the results of their league rosters.
The LA Dodgers will conclude this six game east coast road trip on Sunday. The best they can hope for is a 3-3 series split. They won two of three against the Phillies but they lost back to back one run decisions to the Pirates on Friday and Saturday. They still hold a three game lead in the loss column over the San Francisco Giants in the NL West division. With injuries to their starting staff this year the Dodgers acquired Alex Wood and Mat Latos to help.
With their victory against the Dodgers on Saturday the Pirates moved to 20 games over .500 and are five games in the loss column back of the first place St Louis Cardinals in the NL Central divisions. The team has won three straight and seven of their past ten games. The pitching has been good for the Pirates in 2015 as the club ranks second in Major League Baseball with an ERA of 3.22.
LA Dodgers 1B: Adrian Gonzalez is coming off a three hit game on Saturday. On the year he is hitting .296 with 22 homers and 66 RBIs. He is batting .320 over the past seven days.
LA Dodgers 2B: Howie Kendrick has been hot with four straight multiple hit games. He is batting .364 for the month of August. Kendrick is hitting .293 with nine homers and 49 RBIs.
LA Dodgers CF: Joc Pederson has put up some good power numbers with 21 homers and 43 RBIs. His strikeout numbers are high which has impacted his low batting average of .224. He is batting .200 for the month of August.
LA Dodgers C: Yasmani Grandal has been a good acquisition for the Dodgers as he came over from the San Diego Padres. Grandal is hitting .287 with 15 homers and 42 RBIs.
LA Dodgers RF: Andre Eithier has contributed positively for the Dodgers this year. He is batting .280 with 12 homers and 39 RBIs. He is batting .304 with two homers and five RBIs for the money of August.
LA Dodgers LF: Alex Guerrero got off to a hot start in 2015 but has cooled off since. He is batting .239 with 11 homers and 32 RBIs. He had two hits on Saturday.
LA Dodgers P: Alex Wood will make his second start for the Dodgers on Sunday. He debuted for LA on August 4th and allowed four earned runs and eight hits in 6 1/3rd innings in a 6-2 loss at Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh Pirates CF: Andrew McCutchen has had a good series against the Dodgers going 5 for 6 on Friday and Saturday. He is batting.538 in his past seven days. McCutchen has improved his season average to .300 with 16 homers and 70 RBIs.
Pittsburgh Pirates LF: Starling Marte has slumped in recent games going 4 for 24 for the month of August. He is 0 for 7 in this series.
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B: Neil Walker is 3 of 6 in this series with a homer. On the year Walker is batting .272 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs.
Pittsburgh Pirates RF: Gregory Polanco has played well over his past three games by going 5 for 13 with two homers and three RBIs. He has moved his average up to .247 with six homers and 33 RBIs.
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B: Pedro Alvarez has struggled with his batting average this year by hitting .232. He has produced 15 homers and 53 RBIs.
Pittsburgh Pirates P: Charlie Morton is 7-4 with an ERA of 4.19 and WHIP of 1.28. He had a good start on August 2nd at Cincinnati by holding the Reds to no runs over seven innings pitched.
MLB One Day Draft Fantasy Picks
P: Alex Wood (Dodgers)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
2B: Howie Kendrick (Dodgers)
C: Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers)
RF: Andre Eithier (Dodgers)
CF: Andrew McCutchen (Pirates)