After an extra innings walk-off loss to the Colorado Rockies Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers look to snag the series win after dropping their previous two series.
The rubber match will feature reigning NL Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw, who is coming off a strong start against the Chicago White Sox on June 2. In the outing, he surrendered just two runs on four hits in eight innings of work.
The All-Star south paw finished with a 2-0 record at Coors Field during the 2013 season, despite giving up eight runs and the Rockies hitting a collective .280 off him.
The Dodgers will look to rely on Kershaw after right fielder Yasiel Puig (right hip flexor strain) and second baseman Dee Gordon (right hip discomfort) both left Saturday’s game due to injury. Both are listed as day-to-day, though Mattingly said they may be available off the bench.
Chone Figgins and Jamie Romak will replace the injured Puig and Gordon. Figgins is hitting .286 with six hits and one RBI in his last 10 games. Romak is hitless in four at-bats so far this season.
Jorge De La Rosa will try and continue to boost his 2014 resume as he was nearly untouchable in the month May, going 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA. De La Rosa has one win over the Dodgers this season and as a team, they’re hitting a lowly .174 off the left-hander.
De La Rosa is coming off an 4-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he gave up three earned runs on seven hits with two of the hits being home runs.
Troy Tulowitzki will lead the Rockies offense after going 2-for-5 Saturday. He has a season batting average of .500 at Coors field and leads the Rockies in batting average (.360), home runs (16), RBIs, (41), on-base percentage (.451) and hits (73).
CF: Van Slyke
P: De La Rosa
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