The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies will wrap up their three-game series on Wednesday night. The Dodgers and Rockies are in a tight battle for the top spot in the National League West division. This is the final game between these two division rivals this season.
The Dodgers opened up this series by beating the Rockies by a score of 8-2 to take over first place in the division. The Dodgers continued their winning in game two of the series, beating the Rockies by a score of 3-2 in 10 innings. With the victory, the Dodgers now have a 1.5 game lead in the National League West. The Los Angeles Dodgers are -188 against the Rockies on Wednesday night.
Buehler Makes Start For Dodgers
Young Walker Buehler will make the start for the Dodgers in the series finale. Buehler has been impressive in his first full season in the Major Leagues. The right-hander is 7-5 with an impressive 2.88 earned run average through 20 starts this season. Buehler was beaten by the Rockies in his last start against them, giving up four earned runs through six innings pitched on September 8.
The Dodgers offense is getting hot at the right time. Yasiel Puig hit three home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend, and the Dodgers broke out the big bats in the series opener against the Rockies. Joc Pederson hit two home runs on Monday night, and Max Muncy belted a three-run homer as well. Muncy leads the Dodgers with 33 home runs this season in his first year with LA.
Rockies Playing Without Story
The Colorado Rockies got some bad news on Monday night when shortstop Trevor Story was forced to leave the game with a tight right elbow. Story is expected to return to the field before next week, but the Rockies will be without him in this game. Story has had a huge month of September and leads the team with 102 runs batted in. His 33 home runs are just one behind Nolan Arenado’s 34.
Young left-hander Tyler Anderson will start the series finale for the Rockies. Anderson is 6-9 with a 4.82 earned run average through 30 starts this season. He hasn’t won a game since July 4 when he beat the San Francisco Giants by giving up no runs through eight innings pitched. Anderson will have to deal with a red-hot Dodgers offense in this game.
Dodgers Complete Series Sweep
The Los Angeles Dodgers are starting to look like a team ready to repeat as National League Champions. The Dodgers have won plenty of games in dramatic fashion of late, and they will look to keep the winning going on Wednesday night.
The Rockies need to find offense with Trevor Story out of the lineup. Colorado managed just four hits in the extra-inning loss on Tuesday night, and also committed two errors in the field. Look for the Dodgers to continue their dominance over the Rockies on Wednesday as they complete the series sweep. Bet the Los Angeles Dodgers -188 in this game.