LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have lost nine straight and fourteen out of fifteen games. They have been shutout, they have scored first and lost, they have lost in extra-innings, they’ve lost in almost every way you can think of in the last two weeks.
And today, the Dodgers will try to avoid what is written in the below tweet:
Dodgers need a win on Sunday to avoid their first winless homestand of 6+ games (this homestand is 7 games) at Dodger Stadium— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) September 10, 2017
Rich Hill takes the mound today against the Colorado Rockies and he will try to pitch as well as he did on Labor Day, when he pitched six innings and gave up two runs against Arizona.
Hill has not pitched against Colorado in his two seasons with the Dodgers and only Mark Reynolds, Ian Desmond and Alexi Amarista have ever faced him before with Desmond being the only one to have his three at-bats against Hill in the last two years.
On the other hand, Tyler Chatwood has pitched against the Dodgers twice this season and 13 total times since 2011. Several Dodgers have hit well against Chatwood. Andre Ethier has a .956 OPS in 20 plate appearances, Corey Seager has a .946 OPS in 16 plate appearances. Curtis Granderson has two home runs in eight at-bats in his career against Chatwood. Logan Forsythe has two doubles and four walks in 10 plate appearances.
Time: 1:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA, TBS (no local blackout)