Marlins Vs. Dodgers Game Preview: Chance To Win Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won three games in a row for the first time since the middle of April, and now look to take a second consecutive series by defeating the Miami Marlins.

The Dodgers have improved in all facets of late, but particularly at the plate. Max Muncy enters Saturday’s game with a home run in three straight. “I think we’re just kind of getting back to ourselves,” Muncy said after the Dodgers defeated the Marlins in the series opener.

“I would say one of the things we do great is taking it one day at a time. I feel like when the losses started piling up we weren’t doing that. We were looking at games in the past, we were trying to look ahead. We weren’t doing the things we do mentally.

“That’s what we’re doing right now. We’re mentally in a good spot, and that’s translating to performance on the field.”

Like manager Dave Roberts has regularly stated, the Dodgers look to continue their momentum with the next day’s starter. That’s Trevor Bauer, who is coming off a tough-luck loss. Bauer held the L.A. Angels to just two runs and had nine strikeouts over six innings.

Bauer suffered his second loss of the season and is winless since April 24. Aside from his personal record, the right-hander voiced his frustration last week with the Dodgers’ mounting losses.

On the position player side, the Dodgers placed AJ Pollock on the 10-day injured list and recalled Edwin Uceta. Pollock started Friday for the first time since suffering a left hamstring strain last week, but was removed in the second inning after aggravating the injury.

The Marlins have not yet named their starter for the second matchup of the weekend series at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers lineup

RF: Mookie Betts
SS: Corey Seager
3B: Justin Turner
1B: Max Muncy
C: Will Smith
CF: Chris Taylor
LF: Matt Beaty
2B: Gavin Lux
P: Trevor Bauer

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