Dodgers Vs. Rockies Preview: Frias Gets Second Start, Eyes Series Win

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After falling to the Colorado Rockies 10-4 Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for a series win as they send Carlos Frias to the mound Wednesday afternoon.

Frias is making his second career start and is doing so due to the injured Hyun-Jin Ryu. Since making his major league debut in August, Frias has pitched 25.1 innings and has done so with a 3.91 ERA.

In his first start, Frias pitched well and kept the high powered Washington Nationals offense scoreless over six innings of work. He took home a no-decision as the Dodgers went on to lose the game.

Starting opposite Frias is Jorge De La Rosa, who comes in with a 13-11 record and 4.28 ERA. De La Rosa has struggled to register a win as of late and has dropped three out of his last four starts.

De La Rosa’s last start matched him up against the St. Louis Cardinals and he gave up four runs in six innings in a loss for the lef-thander.

Having been in Colorado since 2008, De La Rosa is no stranger to the Dodgers. Wednesday’s start will be his 17th against the Boys in Blue and 21st overall appearance. Over his career, De La Rosa is 4-10 with a 6.04 ERA when facing Los Angeles.

Hanley Ramirez continues to nurse a strained elbow and Miguel Rojas gets the start at shortstop. Ramirez made a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday and struck out; it’s likely he’s available to pinch-hit once again Wednesday as the issue appears to be throwing.

Elsewhere in the lineup, manager Don Mattingly gives Dee Gordon a rest and starts Darwin Barney at second base, who also takes Gordon’s place in the leadoff spot.

Dodgers Lineup

2B: Barney

CF: Puig

1B: Gonzalez

RF: Kemp

3B: Uribe

LF: Crawford

C: Federowicz

SS: Rojas

P: Frias

Rockies Lineup

CF: Blackmon

SS: Rutledge

1B: Morneau

RF: Cuddyer

LF: Dickerson

C: Rosario

3B: Ynoa

2B: Lemahieu

P: De La Rosa
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