The Dodgers lost two of of three in San Francisco and now they’ll more than likely have to start on the road for the NLDS. While Hyun-Jin Ryu and Edinson Volquez pitched well, Ricky Nolasco continued to struggle.
The Dodgers currently have a 91-68 record and are three games behind the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves. If the season ended today, the Dodgers would travel to St. Louis to face the Cardinals in the NLDS.
Now, the Dodgers return to Chavez Ravine to face the Colorado Rockies for the final three games of the season. The Dodgers will have Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound over the weekend. The NLDS rotation should look exactly the same and in that order. Both Kershaw and Greinke will approach this series like any other start, but Ryu might not see a full workload in the series finale.
Heading into the series with the Dodgers, the Rockies are coming off an emotional series against the Boston Red Sox. The Rockies and their fans said goodbye to Todd Helton after 17 years with the same team, a rare feat rarely seen in professional sports. Helton will play his last game in Dodger Stadium and it’ll be a great opportunity for all Dodger fans to bid farewell to a terrific player and true professional.
Although the Rockies are in last place in the NL West, they have a very formidable offense. The Rockies rank 3rd in batting average, 4th in slugging percentage and 9th in runs scored. However, the pitching staff hasn’t had the same success as they currently rank 28th in ERA and quality starts.
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