The Dodgers are still home and about to kick off a three game series with the Colorado Rockies after coming off a three game sweep of the Braves.
As of late, the Dodgers bat’s have been awake, particularly Corey Seager’s. Coming into a new series with the Rockies, they are looking to continue their offensive success.
The Dodgers are sending Mike Bolsinger to the mound. Bolsinger is coming into tonight’s start with a record of 1-2 and an ERA of 4.20. This is going to be Bolsinger’s fourth start with the big league club this season. He was injured and spent some time down at AAA Oklahoma City. His last start was on June 1 against the Cubs where he went five innings and allowed two runs. Since joining the major league club, in his three starts, Bolsinger has 14 strike outs and five walks. Bolsinger last faced the Rockies on September 25, 2015. He went four innings and allowed four runs in that game, however that was at Coors Field. The last time Bolsinger faced the Rockies at Dodger Stadium was May 17, 2015. In May he went six innings, allowed no runs and only gave up three hits.
The Colorado Rockies will be sending Tyler Chatwood to the mound. Chatwood is coming into tonight’s start with a record of 6-4 and an ERA of 2.99. In 2016, he has struck out 44 batters and walked 19. Chatwood pitched at Dodger Stadium against the boys in blue on April 23, 2016 where he gave up three earned runs and only went four innings.
Dave Roberts has Justin Turner in the lead off spot for this evenings start. Trayce Thompson is playing center field instead of right like he did last night. After recently getting starts in left and third base, Howie Kendrick returns to his natural position of second base. Chase Utley is getting the night off and Scott Van Slyke has returned to the lineup in right field!
The Dodgers look to capitalize off of a Rockies team that is 15-16 on the road and has an overall record of 25-31 as they sit in third place in the NL West division.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM and will be shown on Sports Net LA.