Chris Rusin (5-9, 5.39 ERA) and Alex Wood (11-11, 3.60 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (65-90) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (87-67) at Coors Field. The Rockies won the last game 8-6 and Colorado leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 27 and can be seen on RTRM and SNLA.
Rusin pitched 4.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering six runs, striking out two and walking four in a 6-3 defeat to the Pirates. Carlos Gonzalez (.267, 85 Rs, 39 HRs, 93 RBIs, 2 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 5 with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs. Wood went 6.1 innings, surrendering two runs and striking out six in an 8-0 defeat to the Diamondbacks in his last outing. Andre Ethier (.295, 52 Rs, 14 HRs, 48 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Dodgers, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs.
The odds for Colorado and Los Angeles are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now. Within its division, Colorado has a record of 28-40 SU. The Rockies are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 485.
The Dodgers are 41-26 against NL West opponents. Los Angeles is excellent at drawing walks with an NL-best 3.5 per game. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Dodgers are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.19 for the season.
The Dodgers lead the season series, 11-7. The Rockies have a bad 8-28 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Wood takes the mound. Rusin (LHP) will be on the hill against the Dodgers, who have a 19-16 record against left-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The Dodgers sit at 41-27 against their divisional rivals, while the Rockies are 29-40.
The Rockies are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded five strikeouts. The Dodgers have a record of 19-10 when opponents' pitchers have that many strikeouts or fewer.
It looks like the Rockies have a slight leg up on the Dodgers, as the Rockies have won their last two games while the Dodgers have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 46-15. The Dodgers have a 66-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 20th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 635 this season. Colorado ranks fifth with 697 runs.
Ranking 27th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 370 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at second with 540.
When the Rockies hit at least one home run, they are 54-52. When the Dodgers hit at least one homer, they have a 66-39 record.