NL West Division rivals will clash on Friday night, when the Colorado Rockies travel to Dodger Stadium to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rockies (58-69) have won six of their last ten games and own one of the worst road records in baseball. On Wednesday, Colorado split a doubleheader against Chicago. In game two, Brendan Rodgers drove in five runs during a 13-10 victory in ten innings.
Twenty-eight year old left-hander Kyle Freeland (4-6 4.25 ERA) will make his 17th start of the season. The Rockies have won Freeland’s last four starts and he has allowed nine runs over his last 23 innings of work.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 42 of their first 63 home games and trail San Francisco by 2.5 games for the best record in baseball. Last night, All-Star SP Max Scherzer (12-4) allowed just two hits across seven plus frames during a 4-0 road victory against San Diego. C Austin Barnes hit a two-run blast to provide all the offense that the Dodgers (81-47) would need.
Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts has yet to name a starting pitcher for the series opener. The Dodgers currently rank first in the majors with a 3.03 team ERA and have logged an impressive 62 quality starts.