The Dodgers are back within National League West play, welcoming the Rockies to town for a showdown series of sorts beginning Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Here is a look at the probable pitchers for the three-game series.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
The Dodgers shuffled their rotation so that Alex Wood could start the opener in this important series, and Wood has been ridiculous this season. Wood has been Superman for the Dodgers this season, and they haven’t lost one of his starts since April 26.
Kyle Freeland will make two consecutive left-handed starters faced by the Dodgers, after 11 straight games against right-handers. The rookie Freeland has allowed two runs in two starts against the Dodgers this season, totaling 10 innings, both Rockies wins.
Saturday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Clayton Kershaw is coming off the first four-homer start of his career. He has beaten the Rockies in two of his three starts against them in 2017, with a 3.60 ERA, 20 strikeouts and two walks in 20 innings. Two of the three starts were at Coors Field.
Tyler Chatwood has four quality starts in four tries in June, posting a 1.73 ERA with 22 strikeouts and eight walks in 26 innings.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Brandon McCarthy has allowed two or fewer runs in 10 of his 12 starts this season. He has 2.41 ERA in seven home starts in 2017.
German Marquez has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his last eight starts, including giving up exactly one earned run in each of his last three starts.