After six straight series wins at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers finally dropped a set at home, losing two of three games to the Brewers. Tonight, they put a new streak to the test as the Rockies come to town. The Dodgers have won seven straight series against the Rockies:
|Dodgers Recent Success Over Rockies|
|2008||Sep 12-14||won 2 of 3 at Coors|
|2009||Apr 17-19||sweep at home||completed a 6-0 homestand|
|2009||Apr 24-26||won 2 of 3 at Coors||included the Ramon Troncoso 4-inning save|
|2009||May 25-27||sweep at Coors||the final Hurdle|
|2009||Jun 29 - Jul 1||won 2 of 3 at home||final games without Manny|
|2009||Aug 25-27||won 2 of 3 at Coors||Rox cut lead to 2 before Dodgers won last two|
|2009||Oct 2-4||won 2 of 3 at home||clinched division on True Blue LA Night|
Looking back to last season, the Dodgers won their division largely on the strength of their play within the National League West. They had a 46-26 record against the west, including 14-4 against Colorado. So far this season, they have played two series against the division, and won them both.
Hiroki Kuroda gets the call for the Dodgers, looking for his fifth quality start in six attempts. He has just four unintentional walks in 34 2/3 innings this season, and three wins. Esmil Rogers is making his third major league start for the Rockies.
Tonight is 60's Night at Dodger Stadium, and "The Tokens" will sing the national anthem. They are famous for the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a song which always reminds me of this movie scene:
Xeifrank's simulation of today's game is here.
Game Time: 7:10pm
TV: Prime Ticket