The Dodgers are 17-4 in their last 21 games against the National League West, but three of those four losses have come to the Rockies (in seven games). The Dodgers try to make up for that beginning Monday in Denver at Coors Field. Here is a look at the television schedule and starting pitchers for the three-game series.
Monday, 1:10 p.m. PT (KCAL)
Clayton Kershaw a needs three strikeouts to join Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale as the only Dodgers with 200 strikeouts in at least four consecutive seasons. Rookie pitcher Chad Bettis is 0-3 in his six major league starts, all this year, and he has allowed 22 runs in 30 innings to go with 14 walks and 15 strikeouts.
Tuesday, 5:40 p.m. (KCAL)
Ricky Nolasco takes his streak of 16 consecutive scoreless innings into the middle game of the series. He allowed three runs in five innings to the Rockies at Dodger Stadium on July 14 for his only loss since joining the Dodgers. Jhoulys Chacin is 1-1 with a 5.09 ERA in three starts against the Dodgers this season.
Wednesday, 5:40 p.m. (KCAL)
Hyun-jin Ryu struck out a career-high 12 against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium on April 30, his only start against Colorado. Ryu has quality starts in five of his last seven outings. Jorge De La Rosa leads the National League with 15 wins and has won each of his last five starts. At Coors Field this season, the southpaw is 9-1 with a 2.74 ERA and has allowed only three home runs in 75⅔ innings.