Know Your Foe #11: Oh Great, Dodger Stadium.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: Hats are on display in the Dodgers gift shop before the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on April 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Today marks the start of the Dodgers season-long celebration of Dodger Stadium's 50th anniversary. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

There never seems to be a road trip where the Rockies fail to hit that doesn't have Dodger Stadium right in the middle of it. Last season, the Rockies batted a mighty .248/.307/.360 with 6 home runs in 9 games. Year before that, .234/.328/.321 with 5 bombs. See where I'm going with this?

Flip side of the coin is that if the Rockies hit poorly in Dodger Stadium, they must pitch well, right?

2011 in Dodger Stadium: 3-6, 4.89 ERA, 1.384 WHIP.

Bonus though: 2012 Rockies pitching on the Road? 3.48 ERA, 1.257 WHIP.

But enough about the Rockies.


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G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 - Matt Kemp 31 109 29 42 5 1 12 27 19 28 2 3 .385 .469 .780



I don't even know what more there is to say about Matt Kemp at this point. He's roughly on pace to at least surpass Roger Maris. He's leading the NL in OPS (Josh Hamilton's big night pushed him .049 ahead of Kemp). He's outhitting Bryan LaHair of the Cubs by all of 1 point. His most mortal point is that he hasn't stolen like 8 bases yet. He's batting at home even better than he did at Coors Field, by over 200 points of OPS.

The big upside of this series is missing Clayton Kershaw. Granted, the Rockies hit Kershaw for 5 of the 9 runs he's allowed this season (seriously), but you take these breaks as you get them.

The Dodgers are coming off of a series win against the San Francisco Giants, outscoring San Fran by a total tally of 16-5. They've played 12-3 ball in Chavez Ravine this season.

Hope isn't necessarily all lost for the Rockies. Despite the bad omens above, the Colorado showed some spirit in game 3 of the Padres series and definitely clawed their way to a series win when LA was in Coors Field. It's going to be interesting, one way or another.

Expected Matchups:

Friday, 5/11/12 at 8:10PM MT

Jamie Moyer vs Chris Capuano

Saturday, 5/12/12 at 7:10PM MT

Juan Nicasio vs Aaron Harang

Sunday, 5/13/12 at 2:10PM MT

Drew Pomeranz? vs Ted Lilly


Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Scott Van Slyke 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Matt Kemp 31 109 29 42 5 1 12 27 19 28 2 3 .385 .469 .780
Bobby Abreu 6 14 3 5 3 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .357 .400 .571
Jerry Hairston Jr. 19 54 3 17 3 1 1 4 5 5 1 1 .315 .403 .463
A.J. Ellis 25 76 9 23 5 1 2 11 20 18 0 0 .303 .454 .474
Andre Ethier 31 116 17 33 9 1 6 30 12 29 0 0 .284 .354 .534
Mark Ellis 29 104 21 28 3 1 0 4 15 12 3 0 .269 .377 .317
Tony Gwynn Jr. 29 53 6 14 2 1 0 5 5 9 2 1 .264 .328 .340
Juan Rivera 25 81 9 20 3 0 2 13 4 4 0 2 .247 .276 .358
Juan Uribe 22 73 6 18 4 0 0 8 4 12 0 1 .247 .295 .301
Dee Gordon 30 119 14 27 5 0 1 8 7 21 12 5 .227 .268 .294
James Loney 30 94 6 20 7 0 1 8 9 12 0 1 .213 .282 .319
Adam Kennedy 22 30 4 5 0 0 0 2 7 7 0 0 .167 .316 .167
Matt Treanor 6 18 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 .167 .190 .278
Clayton Kershaw 7 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .167 .167 .167
Justin Sellers 10 20 3 3 2 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 .150 .261 .250
Chris Capuano 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 .143 .250 .286
Ted Lilly 5 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .100 .182 .100
Chad Billingsley 7 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 .077 .077 .077
Aaron Harang 6 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jamey Wright 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Javy Guerra 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike MacDougal 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kenley Jansen 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Lindblom 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Guerrier 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ronald Belisario 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Todd Coffey 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Elbert 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Ronald Belisario 0-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0.00 1.00
Ted Lilly 4-0 5 5 0 0 0 0 32.0 17 6 5 1 11 21 1.41 .88
Josh Lindblom 1-0 16 0 0 0 0 1 18.1 13 4 4 2 6 15 1.96 1.04
Chris Capuano 4-0 7 6 0 0 0 0 36.2 26 9 9 3 15 36 2.21 1.12
Kenley Jansen 2-0 17 0 0 0 2 1 17.2 9 5 5 2 8 29 2.55 .96
Clayton Kershaw 2-1 7 7 0 0 0 0 45.2 32 14 13 5 9 41 2.56 .90
Matt Guerrier 0-1 7 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 3 2 2 0 5 4 2.70 1.20
Chad Billingsley 2-2 7 7 0 0 0 0 40.2 37 19 15 6 14 34 3.32 1.25
Jamey Wright 2-2 12 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 7 6 6 0 10 17 3.86 1.21
Aaron Harang 1-2 6 6 0 0 0 0 34.1 38 21 20 3 16 32 5.24 1.57
Javy Guerra 1-3 15 0 0 0 8 3 13.1 17 8 8 0 5 16 5.40 1.65
Scott Elbert 0-0 13 0 0 0 0 0 7.2 13 5 5 2 3 6 5.87 2.09
Mike MacDougal 0-0 7 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 5 5 0 6 4 7.94 2.65
Todd Coffey 1-0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 6 4 4 0 3 3 13.50 3.38


Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Rubby De La Rosa elbow 02/23/2012
Blake Hawksworth elbow 03/27/2012


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