On Tuesday, the Colorado Rockies continue their series on the road against National League West rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Colorado was beaten for just the 3rd time on the road in its 11 games this month away from home. Colorado squandered an early 4-1 lead, then took a 5-4 lead in the seventh, but the bullpen allowed 5 runs by the Giants over the final three at-bats.
The Dodgers swept the Washington Nationals over the weekend in three straight after beating them 7-2 on Sunday. Both Yasiel Puig and Kike Hernandez hit two-run shots of Stephen Strasburg helping the Dodgers to their fourth straight victory following six straight losses.
Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with a .331 batting average and team high 52 hits. Charlie Blackmon has the team lead in homers with 12, while Trevor Story leads in RBIs with 35. Colorado has a team batting average of .233 while opposing hitters are averaging .250 at the plate against Rockies pitching. On Tuesday, the Rockies will send Chad Bettis to the mound. The right-hander this season is 4-1 with an ERA of 3.27, 35 Ks and 19 BBs.
Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with a .321 batting average. Yasmani Grandal leads the team in home runs with eight and RBIs with 28. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .239 while opposing hitters are averaging .241 at the plate against Dodgers pitching. The Dodgers will send Kenta Maeda to the mound on Tuesday. The right-hander this season is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.89, 54 Ks and 13 BBs.