What to expect from the World Series this weekend
Posted On June 20, 2021
The Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres are coming off of a sweep of the Boston Red Sox.
They’re both tied for second in the NL East with a 4-3 record.
Both teams have the best record in baseball.
And while the Dodgers are playing the Mets for the first time since 2012, the Padres have been playing better and better.
With two of the most popular teams in baseball playing for the third straight year, the NL West could be up for grabs for the next few weeks.
The Dodgers, at 8-2 and on a four-game winning streak, are the only team in the division with a winning record.
They have the top record in the league at 12-2.
The San Diego series is their first since 2010, when the Padres beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 in the National League Wild Card Game.
But while the Padres are undefeated in their last 10 games, the Dodgers have won their last eight.
The Padres, meanwhile, have won six straight games dating back to March 4.
And the Dodgers aren’t getting any better.
They’ve scored only eight runs in a game in their past three games.
San Diego leads the NL with a 7.05 ERA and leads the league in runs scored at 13.
The Dodgers are also in third place in the AL with an average of 4.11 runs per game.
The Mets, meanwhile are in fifth place in baseball with an ERA of 3.57 and have scored just five runs per contest in their previous seven games.
As we’ve seen, the teams are very similar.
The teams have played in just nine regular-season games, with only one coming against the San Diego Dodgers.
Both of those games were in Miami.
And both teams have a home record of 10-2 or better.
The Marlins have won 10 of their last 11 games.
They’ll play the Dodgers in a one-game playoff series for the right to face the Kansas City Royals.
Injuries As a team, the Marlins are just 3-3 after starting the season 1-1.
They are 2-4 since, and they’re currently tied for first in the East with the New York Yankees.
But they’ve played more games than the rest of the division, which is tied for fourth in the majors.
They also have the fourth-best record in MLB with a 6-4 record.
On the mound, the Losers have faced the best starters in baseball in Jake Peavy, Jered Weaver, Luis Severino and Tyler Clippard.
They won their first two starts of the season against the Red Sox and Dodgers.
The Losers were the only teams in the Eastern Conference to not score more than two runs in their first three games of the series.
But in their next four games, they have scored at least six runs in eight of their eight wins.
They’re 3-1 when going 1-0 and 3-0 when going 0-0.
The last time the Marlins won three consecutive games was in 2014.
Losers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was on the mound for all four of the Marlins wins in 2015.
There were some positives to take away from the series, however.
The first two games were played at Marlins Park, which was a bit of a rarity.
They had a relatively large crowd in Miami, which could have been a blessing.
It was also a bit disappointing to see how much rain fell during the game.
This could have easily been a two-game series.
The next two games will be played in Los Angeles, which will be the most difficult place for the Dodgers to play.
The Giants are also playing at home, and that could be a factor.
The team has lost four straight and 10 of its last 11.
And the Dodgers will be without starters Brandon McCarthy, Sergio Romo, Nick Williams and Zack Greinke.
It’s unclear if they’ll have starter Matt Cain, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore elbow.
And it remains to be seen if starter J.J. Hoover will play.
The Giants are still one of the best teams in their division.
They lead the NL in wins (23) and ERA (3.57) and are tied for third in home runs (19) and slugging percentage (.521).
But they’re also one of those teams that is not going to be able to get a ton of wins in any given month, which leads to the team having a pretty rough schedule.
What the Giants can do: They’re a tough team to beat.
Their pitching staff is not as good as the other two teams in this division, but they are still better than most teams.
This is the first series the Giants have played since the All-Star break.
They started the regular season with a 5-2 record.
But that ended up being their best record.
Since then, they’ve gone 7-1 and are 5-1 in their two series against