The Dodgers end the worst May in franchise history the same way they began the month, by playing the Rockies. But while May 1 involved a battle at Dodger Stadium, May 31 opens a weekend series in Denver, the Dodgers' first trip to Coors Field this season. Here is a look at the TV schedule and pitching matchups for the series.
Friday, 5:40 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Clayton Kershaw is 3-3 with a 5.91 ERA in 10 career starts in Coors, including allowing six and five runs in his last two starts in Denver. But it's not all bad, as Kershaw has lasted at least six innings in six of his last seven road starts against the Rockies, with a 4.64 ERA, 45 strikeouts and 16 walks in 42⅔ innings. Old friend Jon Garland has five walks and just two strikeouts in his last two starts.
Saturday, 1:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Zack Greinke hasn't played for the Rockies so he doesn't have to worry about getting battered by an old team for a third consecutive start. Jhoulys Chacin has two straight quality starts, and has allowed zero or one earned run in six of his 12 career starts against the Dodgers. He is 6-5 with a 3.15 career ERA against the Dodgers.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Hyun-jin Ryu follows his two-hit shutout with his first trip to Denver. Ryu struck out a career-high 12 against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium on Apr. 30. Jorge De La Rosa was on the other end of that Ryu performance, and has struggled his entire career against the Dodgers. He is 0-8 with a 6.75 ERA in his career against Los Angeles, and his teams have lost all 14 of his appearances against the Dodgers, including 10 starts.