1st of 3 in triple play Tuesday
(MLB) LA Dodgers vs. Oakland, 04/06/2021 9:40 PM, Score: 5 - 1
Total: 8.00 | -125.00 Over
Result: Loss
MLB - The Dodgers Clayton Kershaw made his first start of the season at Coors Field so perhaps should be given some leeway. However, Kershaw did get rocked and it can not all be blamed on the thin air of Denver as he is coming off an awful spring too. He had a 10.22 ERA in his 4 spring starts. So there has to be some concern right now about Kershaw and he also faces an A's team that had to enter this series (started Monday) happy to see anybody but the Astros after a 4-game sweep to open up the new season and all 4 games were in Oakland. The O/U, entering this series, is 4-0 in Athletics games as their pitching has struggled early this season. They entered Monday's action having allowed at least 8 runs in all 4 games. The Dodgers came into this series having scored an average of 6.5 runs per game their first 4 games of the season. Now they take advantage of facing Chris Bassitt of the A's. He was okay but not great in his first start of the season with 3 earned runs surrendered in 5.1 frames. Also, his ERA last 2 seasons much higher against left-handed bats than right-handed hitters and the Dodgers have a lot of left-handed sticks available for their lineup. Play OVER (Dodgers/Athletics)