The Dodgers have won 11 of their last 15 games, and head into Saturday’s game against the Rockies both three games under .500 and three games out of first place. It’s a dueling race at this point, with the Dodgers not necessarily needing the former to reach the latter.
Walker Buehler has allowed 11 total runs in his seven starts, including giving up two or fewer runs six times. That included allowing one run against these Rockies in seven innings on May 21 at Dodger Stadium. Buehler lasted seven innings in that start, and did so again in his next start.
This is Buehler’s first start in Denver but not his first appearance at Coors Field. He allowed two runs in three innings in relief over two appearances in the final weekend of the 2017 regular season.
Right-handed batters are hitting just .179/.222/.190, 15-for-84 with one extra-base hit, a double, with 29 strikeouts and four walks. Rockies righties on May 21 were 1-for-12 against Buehler, and the only hit was an infield single by pitcher German Marquez, who starts on Saturday for Colorado.
Fox will exclusively televise today’s Dodgers-Rockies game, available to 18% of the country (Cubs-Mets and Red Sox-Astros will also be televised on Fox at the same time to different parts of the country). This game will be available in the Albuquerque, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego and San Francisco markets, with Don Orsillo and Eric Karros on the call.
Time: 4:15 p.m. PT