LOS ANGELES -- The Bud Norris era begins on Friday night, with the new Dodgers acquisition starting in the opener of a three-game weekend series against the Rockies. It opens a 10-game homestand at Dodger Stadium, where the Dodgers have turned things around after an early-season malaise.
The Dodgers were 4-8 at home after dropping their first two games against the Padres to end April, ending the month with six consecutive home losses. But in the two months since the Dodgers are 19-7 at home, including wins in their last six straight games at Dodger Stadium.
Since May 1, the Dodgers have lost only one of eight home series (they also tied a four-game series against the Mets, and split two against the Angels), and that was against the Rockies, who won two of three games from June 6-8.
The Dodgers are just 16-15 against National League West foes this season, including 6-6 at home.
Colorado is 21-20 against the division in 2016, including 11-8 on the road.
Jorge De La Rosa and Bud Norris both started the year in the rotation, then saw time in the bullpen before returning to starting, and both are coming off strong Junes. De La Rosa added missed time, about four weeks on the disabled list with a left groin strain.
De La Rosa, in his ninth season with Colorado, has quality starts in his last two outings, and in June had a 1.96 ERA, with 19 strikeouts and nine walks in 23 innings.
Norris hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since returning to the rotation, and in June put up a 2.08 ERA with 29 strikeouts and eight walks in 30⅓ innings.
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
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