The Dodgers nearly got through the season without a doubleheader, but here we are. After Tuesday night’s postponement, getaway day on Wednesday got a little longer for the Dodgers, who play the Rockies in a split doubleheader, with games scheduled for 12:10 p.m. PT and 5:10 p.m. at Coors Field.
The same quartet of pitchers are scheduled to pitch, but the matchups have been flipped.
Ross Stripling, who was originally slated to start the Wednesday day game, will start Game 1 of the doubleheader, against Tyler Anderson, who took the mound Tuesday night for the Rockies but never threw a pitch, as the delay began during first-inning warmups.
Rich Hill, who was to pitch Tuesday night for the Dodgers, instead pitches Wednesday night, with Jeff Hoffman pitching for the Rockies.
The last year the Dodgers did not have a doubleheader was 2011. Here is a look at the doubleheaders in the last four seasons, all the result of weather postponements.
June 2, 2015 at Colorado
The Dodgers lost the opener 6-3 and trailed the nightcap by three runs in the ninth inning. But down to their final strike, Alex Guerrero hit a grand slam to give the Dodgers a thrilling 9-8 win.
May 1, 2014 at Minnesota
In what might be the coldest trip in recent memory for the Dodgers, they win the opener 9-4. Scott Van Slyke and Drew Butera hit back-to-back home runs in the 12th inning to give the Dodgers the win in the nightcap on a very long getaway day.
June 19, 2013 at New York Yankees
The Dodgers’ first-ever regular season trip to The Bronx got delayed by a day. They split the doubleheader, losing 6-4 in the opener, then winning 6-0 behind Chris Capuano on three days rest in the second game. The slumping Dodgers would lose their next two games in San Diego to fall to 30-42 on the season.
Then they went 42-8.
April 20, 2013 at Baltimore
Hyun-jin Ryu and Josh Beckett each allowed two home runs in their starts. The Dodgers had a 4-0 second-inning lead in the first game but couldn’t hold on, getting swept on the day 7-5 and 6-1.
Sept. 19, 2012 at Washington
The Nationals took the opener 3-1, then the nightcap was tied 6-6 in the ninth. Matt Kemp untied it with a game-winning home run against Tyler Clippard for a 7-6 win and a split.
Wednesday marks the Dodgers’ third doubleheader at Coors Field. In addition to the split in 2015, the Rockies swept LA on Sept. 18, 2007, with Todd Helton hitting a two-run come-from-behind game-winner in the nightcap, the first time in exactly one year that Takashi Saito allowed more than one run in a game.
These two clubs also had a doubleheader at Dodger Stadium, with the Rockies winning two games in Los Angeles on July 22, 1999. The doubleheader was needed to make up a rainout from April 11, 1999. The Dodgers have had one home rainout since, and that came in 2000.
Time: 12:10 p.m. & 5:10 p.m. PT
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