|LA DODGERS ( GREINKE )|
COLORADO ( CHATWOOD )
|961||LA DODGERS||-105||Ov 10,-110||-110||Ov 9.5,-105|
|962||COLORADO||-105||Un 10,-110||+100||Un 9.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||25-26||-6||28-21||3.9||0.255||0.316||4.0||0.252||0.308|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+4.6||4-3||5.0||0.297||0.345||4.4||0.287||0.328|
|vs Right-handed Starters||29-25||+1.9||26-25||4.8||0.270||0.321||4.2||0.262||0.322|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.8||1-6||2.4||0.238||0.275||4.9||0.308||0.371|
|6/19/2013||RYU(L)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||4-6||L||130||7.5 un||O||10||7||4||8||8||0|
|6/19/2013||CAPUANO(L)||@ NY YANKEES||HUGHES(R)||6-0||W||130||8 ov||U||12||6||0||3||3||0|
|6/20/2013||FIFE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)||3-6||L||115||7.5 un||O||11||8||2||9||7||0|
|6/21/2013||KERSHAW(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||2-5||L||-150||6.5 ov||O||8||7||2||8||4||0|
|6/22/2013||GREINKE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)||6-1||W||-105||7.5 un||U||7||10||0||5||4||2|
|6/23/2013||CAPUANO(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||3-1||W||150||7.5 un||U||8||4||0||7||4||0|
|6/24/2013||RYU(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||3-1||W||-105||6.5 un||U||6||5||0||8||10||1|
|6/25/2013||FIFE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||KICKHAM(L)||6-5||W||-125||7.5 ov||O||11||5||0||10||6||2|
|6/26/2013||KERSHAW(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||4-2||W||-190||6.5 ov||U||12||7||1||5||4||2|
|7/2/2013||KERSHAW(L)||@ COLORADO||OSWALT(R)||8-0||W||-145||9 un||U||14||8||1||4||4||0|
|7/3/2013||GREINKE(R)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)|| |
|7/4/2013||CAPUANO(L)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|7/5/2013||RYU(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|7/6/2013||FIFE(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||GAUDIN(R)|| |
|7/7/2013||KERSHAW(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|7/8/2013||GREINKE(R)||@ ARIZONA||DELGADO(R)|| |
|7/9/2013||CAPUANO(L)||@ ARIZONA||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|7/10/2013|| ||@ ARIZONA|| || |
|6/19/2013||NICASIO(R)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)||2-5||L||140||9 un||U||9||10||2||7||5||1|
|6/20/2013||OSWALT(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||1-5||L||165||7 un||U||6||6||0||11||7||1|
|6/21/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||1-2||L||160||7 ov||U||6||7||0||5||5||2|
|6/22/2013||CHACIN(R)||@ WASHINGTON||HAREN(R)||7-1||W||105||8 un||P||12||5||0||6||4||0|
|6/23/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ WASHINGTON||DETWILER(L)||7-6||W||120||7.5 ev||O||13||5||2||13||11||0|
|6/25/2013||NICASIO(R)||@ BOSTON||DEMPSTER(R)||4-11||L||175||10 ov||O||11||10||1||20||13||3|
|6/26/2013||OSWALT(R)||@ BOSTON||LACKEY(R)||3-5||L||175||9.5 un||U||9||6||0||10||7||0|
|6/27/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||NY METS||HEFNER(R)||2-3||L||-180||10.5 un||U||8||4||0||9||8||1|
|6/28/2013||CHACIN(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||4-1||W||-140||10.5 ov||U||13||12||0||4||7||1|
|6/29/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||2-1||W||+100||9.5 un||U||4||5||0||7||6||2|
|6/30/2013||POMERANZ(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||2-5||L||+115||9.5 un||U||7||8||1||12||11||0|
|7/2/2013||OSWALT(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||0-8||L||+135||9 un||U||4||4||0||14||8||1|
|7/3/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|7/4/2013||CHACIN(R)||LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|7/5/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)|| |
|7/6/2013||POMERANZ(L)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)|| |
|7/7/2013||OSWALT(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)|| |
|7/8/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)|| |
|7/9/2013||CHACIN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|7/10/2013|| ||@ SAN DIEGO|| || |
|LA DODGERS: HITTING: The Dodgers were ravaged with injuries in 2010 and finished in the bottom third in the majors in runs (4.00 per game), homers (117) and OPS (.697). None of these poor numbers were the fault of OF MATT KEMP, who finished second in MVP voting with a .324 BA, 39 HR, 126 RBI and 40 steals. He says he wants a 50-50 season in 2012. 1B JAMES LONEY had the second-most homers (12) of any returning player, and batted .357 with a .608 SLG after August 1. If speedy SS DEE GORDON learns to be more patient at the plate (7 BB in 224 AB), he could score 90 runs from the top of the order. OF ANDRE ETHIER made headlines with a 30-game hit streak, but was once again dominated by lefties (.563 OPS). The team is counting on two veterans to drive in runs. 3B JUAN URIBE has been a walking infirmary lately, but still has 15-HR power, and OF JUAN RIVERA had 46 RBI in 219 AB after coming to the Dodgers. Two guys named Ellis, 2B MARK ELLIS and C A.J. ELLIS, will bat at the bottom of the order. |
STARTING PITCHING: The Dodgers remain one of the better rotations in baseball, placing third in the majors in ERA (3.41) and fourth in opponents' BA (.242). The biggest reason for the success was the NL Cy Young and Triple Crown-winning performance of CLAYTON KERSHAW, who tied for the NL lead in wins (21) and topped all NL pitchers in ERA (2.28) and strikeouts (248). Fellow southpaw TED LILLY had a down year overall (12-14, 3.97 ERA), but had a fantastic final two months of the season (2.09 ERA, 0.93 WHIP). CHAD BILLINGSLEY notched his fifth straight season of double-digit wins, despite sporting a mediocre 4.21 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. AARON HARANG signed a two-year, $12M deal to join the Dodgers rotation. He won 14 games for the lowly Padres last year and finished with a career-best 3.64 ERA. CHRIS CAPUANO left the Mets for richer pastures (2-yr, $10M) of Los Angeles. Although he pitched well at spacious Citi Field (3.82 ERA, 1.21 WHIP), he was terrible on the road (5.42 ERA, 1.51 WHIP).
RELIEF PITCHING: Jonathan Broxton is gone, ending any kind of closer controversy the Dodgers may have been trying to avoid. JAVY GUERRA is the closer, and for good reason. He converted 21-of-23 save chances while posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and allowing just two homers in 46.2 innings. If Guerra falters, manager Don Mattingly can afford to have a short leash with KENLEY JANSEN as his set-up man. Jansen led the majors with an insane 16.1 K-per-9 ratio and limited opponents to a .159 BA and .228 slugging percentage. At age 24, his upside is extremely high. MATT GUERRIER is a usually reliable reliever, but he is coming off a subpar 2011 campaign (4.07 ERA, 1.27 WHIP).
|COLORADO: HITTING: This offense still has trouble scoring outside of Coors Field, posting the second-fewest road runs in the majors (3.65 per game). SS TROY TULOWITZKI doesn't need the thin air though, posting an .881 OPS on the road. He led Colorado with a .302 BA, 30 HR, 105 RBI. OF CARLOS GONZALEZ was bothered by wrist and back injuries last year, but still managed to smack 26 homers with 92 RBI and 92 runs. OF DEXTER FOWLER will bat first or second after a strong .363 OBP. He could score 100 runs if he improved his base stealing (12 SB, 9 CS). OF MICHAEL CUDDYER gets the Coors Field Bump, while TYLER COLVIN settles into the 4th-OF role. Colorado has question marks with its corner infielders. 1B TODD HELTON is 38 with a bad back, and mediocre 3B CHRIS NELSON will start until top prospect NOLAN ARENADO is ready for the big leagues. 2B MARCO SCUTARO carries a louder stick than most two-baggers and C RAMON HERNANDEZ (.788 OPS) is an upgrade over the departed Chris Iannetta. |
STARTING PITCHING: There are plenty of question marks in Colorado's rotation with Ubaldo Jimenez pitching in the AL and two of its top three starters coming off major injuries. JORGE DE LA ROSA had Tommy John surgery and won't likely return to a big-league mound until June. De La Rosa had a 1.19 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 59 innings before his injury. JHOULYS CHACIN will be counted on as the rotation's ace and he certainly has the physical tools and array of pitches to live up to this billing if he can trim his 87 walks in 194 innings. Former Baltimore 'ace' JEREMY GUTRHIE threw for 200+ innings in each of his past three seasons, but he's also served up 86 gopher balls in this span. That's not a good sign of things to come in the thin air. JUAN NICASIO took a line drive off the head and broke his C-1 vertebrae in August, but the team amazingly expects him to ready when the season begins. The 25-year-old has great command for such a young hurler. GUILLERMO MOSCOCO fared pretty well as a starter with the A's last year (.209 Opp. BA), but his 4.70 road ERA nearly doubled his 2.42 ERA in Oakland . Lefty DREW POMERANZ, 23, has a wealthy array of pitches and performed admirably in three of his four starts after being called up last season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Although he was the team's main set-up man last year, RAFAEL BETANCOURT becomes the Rockies closer with Huston Street out of the picture. After struggling at Coors Field in 2010 (4.99 ERA, 7 HR), he thrived in the thin air last year with a 1.93 ERA, and just 1 HR allowed in 32.2 innings. But he turns 37 in April and is one of the riskier saves men with little closing experience in his career. MATT BELISLE figures to be next in line for saves, notching 70 K and 16 BB at Coors Field since 2010. MATT REYNOLDS is the top lefty in the pen, but his 2011 season was nothing to write home about (4.09 ERA, 10 HR allowed in 50.2 IP).
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (LA DODGERS-COLORADO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Dodgers-Rockies Preview* =========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Los Angeles (38-43) at Colorado (41-42), 8:10 p.m. EDT
Behind star rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers continue to surge.
Puig and the visiting Dodgers look for a fourth consecutive victory Wednesday night against the Colorado Rockies, who hope Tyler Chatwood delivers another strong start versus their NL West rival.
Puig had three hits, including his eighth home run, and ace Clayton Kershaw tossed a four-hitter in Tuesday's 8-0 rout of Colorado. The Dodgers (39-43) have won nine of 10 to move out of last place in the West, one-half game ahead of struggling San Francisco.
Los Angeles is 16-11 since Puig made his career debut June 3. He's batting .443 with 17 RBIs in 27 contests, and 7 for 10 with two doubles, a triple and that homer in the last two.
"It's a tough lineup right now to get through," Kershaw said. "Puig's on another planet. You keep thinking he can't keep this up, not just singles, he's been hitting the ball really hard everywhere. I've been really, really impressed."
Hanley Ramirez added two hits to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. He's batting .469 during that stretch, and has hit .393 in his last 16 games versus Colorado (41-43).
Adrian Gonzalez hit his 11th home run for the Dodgers, who have recorded 14 hits in each of their last two games. The first baseman is batting .357 with two homers and nine RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak against the Rockies.
Los Angeles hopes to fare better against Chatwood (4-1, 2.13 ERA), who allowed five hits without a walk in six scoreless innings of a 12-2 win at Los Angeles on April 29 to improve to 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA against the Dodgers.
That start began a stretch of eight straight where the right-hander has yielded two or fewer runs. He's given up a run and four hits over six innings in each of his last two. He has not factored in the decision of either - both one-run losses where the Rockies totaled three runs.
"I really didn't have very good command (in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the New York Mets)," Chatwood told the Rockies' official website. "So to be able to keep our team in the game like that, I was happy with it."
Los Angeles counters with Zack Greinke (5-2, 3.94), who has a 4.44 ERA in nine starts since he missed more than a month with a broken collarbone but is 4-2 over that stretch.
Though the right-hander is looking for a third straight win, he allowed four runs and 12 hits, including two homers, in seven innings of a 6-4 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday.
"Zack probably didn't have his best stuff, but he just competed," catcher A.J. Ellis said.
Greinke has a 3.18 ERA without a decision in two career starts at Coors Field. The most recent came June 1, when he allowed four runs, nine hits and three walks in 5 1-3 innings of a 7-6, 10-inning defeat.
Colorado's Michael Cuddyer is 5 for his last 16 (.313) against Greinke, but had his franchise-record 27-game hitting streak end with an 0-for-4 performance Tuesday. Batting .339, Cuddyer also had his run of 46 straight games of reaching base safely end.
"You just enjoy the ride as long as you can," he said.
The Rockies have lost two straight and 13 of 19.
|Last Updated: 8/28/2014 6:25:52 AM EST|