The Miami Marlins are coming to town, and they are bringing their new manager, Don Mattingly. This is the first time Mattingly has appeared at Dodger Stadium (at least in public), since he parted ways with the Dodgers.
So far, Mattingly’s Marlins are just 6-11. Interestly, they are an even 3-3 with the Nationals, who lead the NL East with a 14-4 record. The Marlins also took two games out of three from the second-place Mets at Citi Field. Yet this same Marlins team was swept at home by the last place Braves, and dropped two of three to the Giants.
In my humble opinion, this is a four games series in which the Dodgers should win at least three games. That goal seems achievable given the Dodger starters of Stripling, Kershaw, Kazmir, and Maeda.