The Dodgers try to continue their recent success against the Rockies on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers have won 14 of their last 15 meetings with the Rockies at Dodger Stadium, dating back to 2018. Overall, the Dodgers are 21-4 in their last 25 games against the Rockies.
That run began on Sept. 9, 2018, when the Dodgers trailed Colorado by 1½ games with only 20 games remaining in the season. Los Angeles won the series finale at Coors Field that day, then swept the Rockies at Dodger Stadium a little more than a week later, followed by Walker Buehler beating Colorado in the NL West tiebreaker.
Dustin May starts Saturday for the Dodgers, facing lefty Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.
Dodgers minor league pitcher Edwin Uceta was suspended and sent home for violating the team’s safety protocols, per Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times. Francys Romero reported Friday that Uceta broke protocol by flying home to the Dominican Republic.
Uceta was one of three Dodgers non-roster players from the club player pool on the injured list since early in summer camp, for undisclosed reasons, along with outfielders Zach Reks and Cody Thomas. It’s unclear when Uceta finally reported to USC, but on August 11, manager Dave Roberts said all three players still were not in camp.
“I don’t know the situation,” Roberts said of Uceta’s suspension on Saturday. “I can’t even speak to because I don’t really know the details.”
Uceta posted a picture of himself in Los Angeles on Instagram Monday, with the (translated) caption, “Only he who fights for his dream knows how much it costs to achieve it.”
Uceta, 22, last year had a 2.77 ERA in 123⅓ innings split between Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, with 141 strikeouts that was tied for second in the Dodgers’ minors. He was rated as the Dodgers’ 17th-best prospect by Baseball America before this season, and MLB Pipeline rated Uceta’s changeup as the best in the Dodgers minor league system.
Time: 6:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA, MLB Network