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Rockies visit Dodger Stadium for 3-game series

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It’s the second meeting between the two teams this season

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The Dodgers will finish their 11-game home stand with a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. The two teams have met up only once before this year, with the Dodgers getting a three-game sweep at Coors Field.

The Rockies are the Dodgers’ biggest competition in National League West, but the race isn’t close. LA currently leads Colorado by 10 games.

Game one: Walker Buehler (7-1, 3.06 ERA) vs. German Márquez (7-3, 4.57 ERA)

Friday, June 21 — 7:10 p.m. PDT

Walker Buehler gets the Friday night start and will try to continue his impressive month of pitching. He’s absolutely dominating on the mound as of late, allowing only one run to score in his three June starts, equating to a 0.41 ERA. He’s also allowed only six hits and one walk in his last three outings, striking out 26 while he’s at it.

Buehler’s last outing against the Rockies came on April 6, where he came out with a win at Coors Field. He tossed five innings and only allowed one run to score from a David Dahl home run.

Up against Walker Buehler will be German Márquez who, unlike Buehler, is on the June downhill. He’s allowed at least seven runs in two of his last three outings, which contributes to his 10.06 ERA in June.

Márquez has made four career starts at Dodger Stadium. He has a 2-1 record with a 2.28 ERA. He was pitched particularly well at the ravine in 2018, boasting a 1.83 ERA in three starts.

Game two: Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-1, 1.26 ERA) vs. Peter Lambert (2-0, 6.00 ERA)

Saturday, June 22 — 4:15 p.m. PDT

Hyun-Jin Ryu will get his 15th start this season against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Ryu has allowed three runs in the month of June, but like Buehler, only one earned run this month.

Ryu has been the most impressive pitcher on the Dodgers starting rotation this season. He has a jaw-dropping 1.26 ERA and is just one win shy of 10 victories. At home, Ryu is 6-0 and has a 0.87 ERA.

Peter Lambert’s fourth career start will come against one of the best teams in baseball. He did well in his first two starts (both against the Cubs), allowing a combined two earned runs in 12 innings pitched. His most recent start against the Padres showed his flaws. He allowed eight earned runs in just three innings to crank up his ERA to 6.00.

Game three: Kenta Maeda (7-4, 3.87 ERA) vs. Antonio Senzatela (6-5, 5.09 ERA)

Sunday, June 23 — 1:10 p.m. PDT

Kenta Maeda has been rocky in his last two starts, going 0-2 in these appearances. He doesn’t provide the Dodgers with long outings, as he hasn’t gone longer than the seventh inning this season.

In his most recent outing against the Rockies, he earned a win. He tossed five innings and only allowed one run from four hits and four walks. Overall against Colorado, Maeda is 6-3 with a 2.26 ERA.

Antonio Senzatela will be making his 14th start this season. He has been mostly good in June, with his last outing against in Arizona being solid. He pitched 6 23 innings and allowed only one run to score. However, his June 12 outing against the Cubs wasn’t so great. He allowed eight runs (six earned) to score in four innings pitched.

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