Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Saturday at Coors Field for game two of their NL West series. The Dodgers are -130 favorites over the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies having been slumping badly and now they have been losing at home where they have had a lot of success this season. On Friday Drew Stubbs had two hits including a home run and Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Culberson each had two hits as the Rockies scored two runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Eddie Butler allowed 10 hits and six earned runs while striking out two over 5.1 innings to take the loss. For Saturday’s game the Rockies start Jhoulys Chacin who doesn’t have a win this season. For the season Chacin has allowed 33 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 20 over 32.2 innings for a 0-4 record and a 5.51 ERA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to gain ground on the Giants in NL West and they at least didn’t lose and ground getting the win in Colorado. Dee Gordon had three hits and Hanley Ramirez and Justin Turner had two hits each as the Dodgers scored seven runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Hyun Jin-Ryu allowed eight hits and two earned runs while striking out two over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 6-2 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Dodgers start Zack Greinke who lost last time out. For the season Greinke has allowed 65 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 83 over 72 innings for a 8-2 record and a 2.50 ERA.
Colorado is 2-5 I game two of a series, 0-8 in their last eight games, and 1-4 in Chacin’s last five hoe starts. Los Angeles is 3-6 in their last nine games, 2-5 against a team with a losing record, and 25-9 in Greinke’s last 34 starts. LA is 2-4 I their last six games against Colorado.
This one looks like a mismatch as the Dodgers should cruise.
Los Angeles Dodgers -130 Colorado Rockies