On Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers head to Coors Field to play the Colorado Rockies in a National League West showdown.
The Dodgers defeated Philadelphia 8-2 on Wednesday and will complete a four-game series with the Phillies on Thursday. Matt Kemp homered and had four RBIs for Los Angeles, while Ross Stripling fanned nine Phillies over seven innings to lead the Dodgers to Wednesday’s win.
Colorado’s three-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday when they lost to the Giants 7-4. The Rockies remain in first place in the NL West by 1 ½ games. Jon Gray lasted just 3 1/3 innings for the Rockies after walking two consecutive batters to load the bases.
Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with a .345 batting average, and team high 58 hits and team high 30 RBIs. Yasmani Grandal leads in home runs with eight. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .239 while opposing hitters are averaging .237 at the plate against Dodgers pitching. On Friday, the Dodgers will send Alex Wood to the mound. The left-hander this season is 1-4 with an ERA of 3.75, 58 Ks and 10 BBs.
Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with a .319 batting average and team high 60 hits. Charlie Blackmon has a team high 12 home runs and Trevor Story a team high 39 RBIs. Colorado has a team batting average of .240 while opposing hitters are averaging .251 at the plate against Rockies pitching. Colorado will send Tyler Anderson to the mound on Friday. The left-hander this season is 3-1 with an ERA of 4.72, 49 KS and 22 BBs.