The Dodgers open up a three-game weekend series against the Rockies at the unholy abyss that is Coors Field. While the Dodgers try to avoid getting an outfielder injured at the hands of an outfield wall, here is a look at the starting pitching matchups for the weekend. The Dodgers send their three best arms to the mound.
Friday, 5:40 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Hyun-jin Ryu gets the call on Friday night, looking for his fourth straight win since returning from the disabled list. Ryu in his last three starts has 20 strikeouts and one walk. Eddie Butler will make his major league debut Friday night for Colorado. The 23-year-old right-hander was rated the No. 24 prospect in baseball in the preseason by Baseball America, No. 26 by Baseball Prospectus, and No. 41 by MLB.com
Saturday, 1:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
This is what a slump consists of for Zack Greinke: seven runs allowed in two starts, with 18 strikeouts and two walks in 13⅔ innings. Jhoulys Chacin has allowed 20 runs and has 16 walks in 32⅔ innings, with 20 strikeouts, and the Rockies have lost all six of his starts.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings on May 23, seven innings on May 28, and eight innings on Monday. Might a second career Coors Field complete game come next? Jorge De La Rosa has lasted at least six innings in six of his last seven starts, including seven innings three times, with a 2.14 ERA during that span