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Dodgers try to rebound with Stripling start

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Dodgers held to one run in each of the last two games

Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES —- The Dodgers will try to get their offense going in today’s series finale against the Rockies. Tyler Anderson and German Marquez each had eight-inning starts against the Dodgers this weekend. Anderson held the Dodgers scoreless while Marquez gave up just one run.

The last time the Dodgers had two straight eight-inning starts that allowed one or no runs by an opponent at Dodger Stadium was by Cardinals’ pitchers Lance Lynn and Mike Leake on May 23-24, 2017.

The Rockies did sweep a four-game series against the Dodgers during last season’s September swoon but they have not swept a three-game series at Dodger Stadium since September 25-27, 2007.

Today is Ross Stripling’s first appearance against Colorado this season. His first career appearance was a August 31, 2016 start where he pitched six innings and gave up three runs. Stripling’s following appearances were all in a relief role until he started the 2017 season finale at Coors Field and pitched two innings.

Stripling’s opposing pitcher, Chad Bettis, has two starts against the Dodgers this season. Bettis pitched five innings and gave up two runs on May 22, 2018. Then on June 3, 2017, Bettis pitched 5⅔ innings and allowed five runs.

Sunday lineup notes

Justin Turner and Chris Taylor return to the lineup today. Charlie Blackmon, one of the few left-handed hitters on the Rockies current 25-man roster, is not in their lineup.

Stripling does not have any real platoon advantage against him, right-handed and left-handed batters both have a .640 OPS against Stripling. Stripling does strikeout left-handed batters at a slightly higher rate.

Starting lineups

Pos Rockies Pos Dodgers
Pos Rockies Pos Dodgers
2B LeMahieu SS Taylor
LF Parra 2B Muncy (L)
3B Arenado 3B Turner
RF González (L) LF Kemp
SS Story 1B Bellinger (L)
1B Desmond RF Puig
CF Tapia (L) CF Pederson (L)
C Murphy C Barnes
P Bettis P Stripling
Time: 1:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA

Game info

Time: 1:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA