The Rockies lead the series 3-2 after winning 5-2 on Tuesday, their eighth head-to-head victory in 18 games this season. Ryan Feltner got the win, giving up two runs on four hits over six innings, and Daniel Bard picked up his 34th save with a scoreless ninth. Brendan Rodgers was 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the win. Joey Gallo went 1 for 2 with a solo home run for the Dodgers.
ON THE MOUND
For Los Angeles, LHP Clayton Kershaw (11-3, 2.42 ERA) will toe the rubber. He has made three appearances against the Rockies this season, all starts, giving up 11 runs (9 ER) over 15.1 innings (1-2, 5.28) with 11 strikeouts and six walks. In his last start on Friday, Kershaw got the win at home against the Rockies. He threw six scoreless innings and gave up five hits, striking out four and walking two in the 10-1 triumph.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, Colorado has averaged only 3.2 runs a game, down from their season average of 4.3, partially thanks to a worse on-base performance (.291 vs .316). Against lefties like Kershaw this season, the Rockies have a .773 OPS, fifth highest in the league. Rodgers has the team’s highest on-base percentage against left-handers at .389 over 164 at-bats. Los Angeles is averaging only 4.0 runs per game in the last five, down from 5.2 for the season, with their slash line dropping across the board (.242/.317/.345).
HOME AND AWAY
Colorado is 27-53 away from Coors Field in 2022, scoring 3.0 runs per game while allowing 4.9 runs. Los Angeles has gone 56-24 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 5.2 runs per game while surrendering 3.5. Los Angeles is 6-4 in the last 10 meetings at Dodger Stadium with an average scoreline of 3.7-2.9.
The Dodgers lead the NL West by 21 games over the Padres. The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, 42 games behind the Dodgers.
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