Dodgers: Three Keys to a Dodgers’ Series Victory at Coors Field

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 01: Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on April 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 01: Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on April 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 01: Austin Barnes #15 looks on as manager Dave Roberts #30 pulls Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on April 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Hold down late leads

The Dodgers would be 7-0 if it weren’t for two blown leads by the bullpen, that had Joe Kelly in the middle of both blown leads.  Kelly has struggled in his first few outings and will likely be called upon again this series with the task of getting the lead to Kenley Jansen.  Pedro Baez has also been a bit shaky in his first few outings, although his last one was much better.

Yimi Garcia and Brock Stewart are the other two relievers who need to deliver when called upon.  Stewart has had trouble pitching low-pressure mop-up innings, and Yimi Garcia has given up four runs in three innings of work.  Last year the Dodgers had a few bullpen implosions at Coors Field and they are now coming into their first series there with a struggling bullpen.  This will be a big test for the bullpen.