Know Your Foe #48: Dodgers look to play spoiler, recapture success vs. Rockies

LOS ANGELES DODGERS (72-75, 11 GB, 4th in NL West)

2010 Record vs. Rockies: 7-5

Last Series vs. Rockies: August 27-29 (L 1-2)

The Rockies finally exorcised their demons against the Dodgers by taking their first series over the Bums since mid-2008. After Clayton Kershaw corralled the Rockies in the first game of the series (6 IP, 5 H, R, 2 BB, 6 K), Chad Billingsley and Ted Lilly were hit around on consecutive days. Those two starts were the real issue for the Dodgers, who lost the series despite scoring 14 runs (while allowing 17).

Recent series results: Split 2-2 at Houston, L 1-2 at San Francisco

Kershaw was terrific in his start at San Francisco, as he tossed a four-hit complete game shutout in the Dodgers' only win against the Giants. The offense was alarmingly putrid, as they scored just four runs and had only eight hits during the three-game series. In the game they won, they had just one hit. Andre Ethier homered in the second game of the series, while rookie infielder Russ Mitchell went yard in last night's game.

In the Houston series, the Dodgers needed to score some late runs in order to get their two victories. Aside from Kershaw's win over SF, the last L.A. starter to win a game is Billingsley, when he did so September 3rd. Since the start of the last series against the Rockies, the Dodgers have only had three wins from their starting rotation. They simply have not been playing well in either facet of the game for the better part of a month. Therefore, the Rockies must take advantage.

Friday-Sunday: 3-game series @ Dodger Stadium

Expected Pitching Matchups

Friday, 17 September 2010 @ 8:10pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Ubaldo Jimenez 18-6 29 29 4 2 0 0 196.1 147 62 60 8 79 186 2.75 1.15


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Hiroki Kuroda 10-12 28 28 0 0 0 0 176.0 162 76 65 13 45 142 3.32 1.18

Saturday, 18 September 2010 @ 2:10pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jhoulys Chacin 8-9 25 18 0 0 0 0 117.1 98 55 46 8 55 121 3.53 1.30


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - John Ely 4-7 15 15 0 0 0 0 85.2 86 46 44 8 26 63 4.62 1.31

Sunday, 19 September 2010 @ 2:10pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jason Hammel 10-8 27 27 0 0 0 0 165.2 179 84 82 14 45 135 4.45 1.35


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Clayton Kershaw 12-10 30 30 1 1 0 0 192.1 152 66 61 13 77 201 2.85 1.19

More after the jump...

Expected Lineup

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Rafael Furcal
SS .303 .371 .461 .832 .159 .342 .369
Ryan Theriot 2B .253 .329 .308 .637 .055 .288 .290
Andre Ethier RF .288 .354 .496 .850 .208 .318 .364
Jay Gibbons LF .300 .352 .600 .952 .300 .270 .399
Casey Blake 3B .251 .324 .408 .732 .157 .308 .318
James Loney 1B .276 .336 .409 .745 .133 .313 .324
Matt Kemp CF .248 .309 .429 .738 .181 .298 .314
Rod Barajas C .271 .352 .563 .914 .292 .273 .376

 

Bench

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Brad Ausmus
C .203 .299 .220 .519 .017 .273 .243
A.J. Ellis C .211 .291 .237 .528 .026 .254 .248
Jamey Carroll Util .287 .377 .338 .715 .051 .348 .327
Chin-Lung Hu IF .200 .200 .200 .400 .000 .500 .179
John Lindsey 1B .125 .125 .125 .250 .000 .200 .112
Russ Mitchell IF .059 .056 .235 .291 .176 .000 .114
Reed Johnson OF .278 .301 .373 .674 .095 .357 .293
Trent Oeltjen OF .167 .286 .167 .452 .000 .250 .228
Scott Podsednik
OF .262 .313 .336 .648 .074 .311 .290

 

Closer


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Hong-Chih Kuo 3-2 50 0 0 0 9 1 53.0 26 8 8 1 17 60 1.36 .81

 

Injuries


Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Travis Schlichting shoulder 08/22/2010

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Russell Martin shoulder 08/04/2010

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