Josh Rutledge will start at shortstop for the second straight day, batting leadoff today as the Rockies have put Charlie Blackmon on the bench in favor of Corey Dickerson, who bats second. Charlie Culberson is also in the lineup today, playing second base and batting eighth in place of DJ LeMahieu.
That Rockies lineup will face veteran righty Dan Haren, who has posted a 3.57 ERA in 17 starts in his first season with the Dodgers. As has been the case throughout his career, Haren has been prone to coughing up the gopher ball, having allowed 16 home runs in 103 1/3 innings this season.
The defense behind Haren sees just one change from last night, with Miguel Rojas at second base instead of Dee Gordon. Rojas will bat eighth in the lineup, with the rest of the Dodgers just moving one slot up in the batting order from last night.
The Dodgers will face southpaw Jorge De La Rosa, who has been the lone Rockies starter to stay healthy this season, but has struggled with a 4.86 ERA in 90 2/3 innings. De La Rosa has, however, been better at home, with a 3.83 ERA in eight starts at Coors Field.
First pitch is at 2:10 p.m. mountain time.
#Dodgers lineup at Rockies: Puig RF Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp LF Uribe 3B Ethier CF Ellis C Rojas 2B Haren P— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 5, 2014