Dodgers Look To Continue Divisional Success

Leadoff tag team

Part of the reason the Dodgers own a four-game lead in the National League West has been their excellent divisional play. Sunday concludes the Dodgers' seventh series of three games or more against divisional foes this season, and the Dodgers look for their sixth series win facing the Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday.

Dodgers Against NL West
Opponent W-L Pct
Arizona 3-2 .600
Colorado 5-3 .625
San Diego 7-2 .779
San Francisco 2-1 .667
Totals 17-8 .680

The only series the Dodgers lost against an NL West foe this year was in Colorado in their previous trip to Coors Field. Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound on Sunday to try and make sure that doesn't happen again.

The Dodgers tagged Alex White for six runs in 4 1/3 innings in a win at Dodger Stadium on April 13, the only time he has faced Los Angeles in his brief career.

After using seven relievers to pitch 13 innings over the last two days, the Rockies brought up some bullpen reinforcement on Sunday. Guillermo Moscoso was recalled from Triple A, while yesterday's starter Juan Nicasio was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee strain.

Chips Off The Old Block

Per the Dodgers, the Elias Sports Bureau has confirmed that Friday's starting lineup was the first in major league history to have five sons of major leaguers, as Ivan De Jesus, Dee Gordon, Tony Gwynn Jr., Jerry Hairston Jr., and Scott Van Slyke all started. It was also the first ever lineup to feature an infield with four sons of big leaguers.

Starting Lineup

Dee Gordon is back in the leadoff spot for the first time since May 18. Gordon was benched after going 0-for-5 against the Cardinals on that day, and in the 14 games since Gordon hit .308/.357/.333, a span in which all 11 of Gordon's starts saw him in the eighth spot in the batting order.

SS Gordon (L) CF Fowler (S)
3B Herrera (S)
SS Scutaro
LF Abreu (L)
LF Gonzalez (L)
RF Ethier (L) RF Cuddyer
2B Hairston
1B Helton (L)
1B Loney (L)
3B Pacheco
C Ellis C Rosario
CF Gwynn (L) 2B LeMahieu
P Eovaldi
P White

Game Time: 12:10 p.m.


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