The Dodgers end their August just like they started it, with a standalone single-series road trip to Denver to face the Rockies at Coors Field. Here is a look at the probable pitchers for the final three games before active roster limits expand,
Monday, 5:40 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Kenta Maeda has been at his best facing the Rockies this season, allowing just three runs in 18⅔ innings, with 22 strikeouts and two walks. In two starts at Coors Field he is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA.
Jon Gray has a 4.50 ERA in three starts against the Dodgers this season, with 20 strikeouts and seven walks in 16 innings. Gray pitched five scoreless innings in a win on Aug. 2 at Coors Field, with six strikeouts.
Tuesday, 5:40 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Rich Hill has an 8.80 ERA in three career starts at Coors Field, but they came way back in 2006-2008, before Rich Hill became Rich Hill. Colorado is fifth in the NL in OPS against left-handers yet are only 15-22 in games started by opposing southpaws.
The Dodgers face a southpaw as well in Tyler Anderson, who shut LA down at Coors Field on Aug. 3, allowing two runs in seven innings. In nine starts at Coors Field, the rookie Anderson owns a 3.54 home ERA, with 54 strikeouts and 14 walks in 57⅔ innings.
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Colorado sends another rookie to the hill on getaway day, with Jeff Hoffman making his third major league start. The 23-year-old right-hander, drafted ninth overall in 2014, put up a 4.02 ERA in Triple-A Albuquerque, with 124 strikeouts in 118⅔ innings.
Wednesday is TBD for the Dodgers, but the choices are likely Ross Stripling on five days rest or Bud Norris on regular rest, with an off day coming on Thursday.