With one game remaining in the regular season, the Los Angeles Dodgers look to build upon their recent success and head into the postseason with momentum. In the regular season finale, some rare oddities will take place as manager Don Mattingly has decided to take a day off.
Juan Uribe assumes managerial duties and he’ll get help from Clayton Kershaw, who is the acting pitching coach Sunday.
Starting for the Dodgers is Zack Greinke, who looks to follow in the footsteps of Dan Haren in his final regular-season tuneup. On the year, Greinke is 16-8 with a 2.74 ERA. In his last six starts, the right-hander is 4-0, including eight innings of two-run ball in his last start against the San Francisco Giants.
Taking the hill for the Rockies is Christian Bergman, who is 3-4 with a 5.29 ERA. In his last start, the 26 year old earned a win against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bergman faced the Dodgers previously this season and didn’t fare well.
In five innings pitched, Bergman allowed nine hits, six runs, and a home run in a Rockies’ loss. With Uribe managing the team, Miguel Rojas gets the start at third base. After suffering some injury scares last night, Dee Gordon and Hanley Ramirez will sit out the last game of the season. Darwin Barney starts at second base and Erisbel Arruebarrena gets the nod at shortstop.