After it was all said and done, the Los Angeles Dodgers went to San Francisco over the weekend and came away with a series win. They lost Hyun-Jin Ryu after the first inning Friday to shoulder irritation and responded by winning the next two games.
The Dodgers now shift their attention to the Colorado Rockies as they attempt to keep their momentum going. Starting for the Dodgers is Roberto Hernandez, who is trying to bounce back from one of his worst starts this season. In his previous outing, Hernandez only went three innings and allowed five runs on five hits. On the season, the 34 year old is 8-11 with a 4.04 ERA.
Following his recent loss, Hernandez admitted to having difficulties and that he was trying to survive. In order to survive, the eight-year veteran will have to face a team he has not fared well against. In three career starts against the Rockies, Hernandez is 0-1 with a 9.02 ERA. In 14.1 total innings pitched, he has allowed 24 hits, 15 runs and issued eight walks.
Taking the hill for the Rockies is Christian Bergman. After being called up from Triple-A, Bergman provided the Rockies with a needed arm in the rotation. On the season, Bergman is 2-3 with a 4.89 ERA. The 26-year-old pitcher has not faced the Dodgers in his brief career and will be put to the test as he attempts to slow down a team coming off of an emotional high.
Manager Don Mattingly is remaining with the same lineup for the third consecutive game.
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