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Dodgers Look To Score First Run For Ted Lilly In August

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The Dodgers on Saturday look for their third straight win, battling the Rockies. The Dodgers are 7-6 against the Rockies this season, but they have won five of their last six meetings. The Dodgers have averaged 6.6 runs per game in Colorado this season, including scoring at least five runs in their last six games at Coors Field.

Ted Lilly in August has taken the mantle from Hiroki Kuroda as Mr. No Run Support. Lilly has allowed four runs in 21 innings this month, a 1.71 ERA, with four walks and 18 strikeouts. Yet, Lilly is 0-3 in those three starts, thanks to one run of run support. The one run the Dodgers did score came in the ninth inning of a game in which Lilly pitched eight innings.

Esmil Rogers, who turned 26 last Sunday, stepped back into the starting rotation for Colorado after Ubaldo Jimenez was shipped to Cleveland. Rogers is 6-2 on the season in 10 games, including seven starts, but he also has a 6.00 ERA (plus a 4.87 FIP and 4.74 xFIP). Rogers has been wild this season, averaging 5.4 walks per nine innings, including seven free passes in his last start in St. Louis.

Lineups

No Andre Ethier again today, as the right fielder is still suffering from an infected toe. Trent Oeltjen starts in right field, his first start since July 5.

Dodgers   Rockies
LF
Gwynn

LF
Young
SS
Sellers

CF
Fowler
3B
Miles

RF
Gonzalez
CF
Kemp

SS
Tulowitzki
1B
Rivera
1B
Helton
RF
Oeltjen

3B
Wigginton
C
Navarro
C
Iannetta
2B
Carroll
2B
Herrera
P
Lilly

P
Rogers

Game Time: 1:10 p.m.

TV: nope

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