Friday, 5:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Hyun-jin Ryu gets a final tuneup as he tries to lock up a potential NLDS roster spot, his left forearm okay after getting hit by a line drive on Saturday against San Francisco. Ryu’s first two starts at Coors Field this season didn’t go so well. He failed to last five innings in either outing, allowing 12 total runs in 8⅔ innings.
Chad Bettis got his first win since coming back from testicular cancer on Sept. 9 at Dodger Stadium, but since then has allowed six runs in five innings in his last two starts, with more walks (five) than strikeouts (three).
Saturday, 5:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Clayton Kershaw finishes off his regular season in what will be more of an abbreviated start to get ready for his start in Game 1 of the NLDS six days later. Kershaw takes a 2.21 ERA into his final start, with a slim lead over fellow Saturday starter Corey Kluber (2.27) in looking for what would be a record-tying fifth major league ERA title.
Right-handed hitters in 2017 are hitting .268/.322/.526 against right-hander German Marquez, with 18 home runs. In his one start against the Dodgers, Marquez allowed four runs (two earned) in four innings in a no-decision in Los Angeles on Sept. 8.
Sunday, 12:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, TBS)
Both teams have listed TBD here as their starter. The Dodgers plan to avoid Yu Darvish and Alex Wood in Denver, instead having them pitch simulated games to get ready for the NLDS.
“It’s going to be essentially a bullpen day, but we don’t know who that starter is going to be,” manager Dave Roberts said on Wednesday.
The regular season finale may or may not be a meaningful game for the Rockies, who entered Thursday with magic numbers of two (over the Brewers) and one (over the Cardinals) to clinch the second Wild Card spot.
Ernie Johnson and Ron Darling will call the Sunday game for TBS, though the broadcast will be blacked out in the Los Angeles market.