Chad Bettis (2-0, 2.96 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (23-28) take on Mike Bolsinger (3-1, 1.15 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (31-21) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the last of a four-game series at Coors Field. The Dodgers won the last game 9-8 and Los Angeles leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 3 and can be seen on SNLA, ROOT-RM and ESPN 2.
Bettis is 0-0 with a 5.93 ERA in his appearances against the Dodgers, and goes up against a quality Los Angeles offense which is batting .260 this season. DJ LeMahieu (.339, 21 Rs, 3 HRs, 26 RBIs, 5 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run and one RBI. Bolsinger is 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA against the Rockies in his career. He is up against a good Colorado offense that's batting .270. Joc Pederson (.260, 31 Rs, 16 HRs, 31 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
Los Angeles takes on Colorado as a -142 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at 10 runs. The Rockies have an overall money line of -212 and a record as the underdog of 18-19. Colorado has gone 7-3 in its last 10 as underdog. The Rockies are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 159. Colorado's pitchers fall apart when division rivals are on the field. Its average runs allowed per game rises to 6.0 against fellow NL West members, compared to its 5.1 season average.
In the other locker room, Los Angeles is coming in with an overall money line of +168 and an impressive record of 28-18 as the favorite. They have been playing solid baseball as favorite with a 21-14 record against teams in their division, and a 21-15 record SU. Offensively, they average 4.6 runs per game, which is good for third in the NL. The Dodgers can change the game with one swing of the bat, leading the league with 73 home runs. Los Angeles is excellent at drawing walks with an NL-best 3.7 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 have controlled the season series, 9-3. The Rockies have a 20-20 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Bolsinger takes the mound. Bettis (RHP) will be on the hill against the Dodgers, who have a very good 29-15 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
The Rockies are struggling at 12-21 in their division, while the Dodgers are 21-15.
When leading after 7 innings, Los Angeles is 10-10, while Colorado is 9-10.
The Colorado batters brought in a solid 15 hits last game. Los Angeles has a record of 1-1 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 3-18. The Dodgers have a 4-14 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles tops the league in home runs with 73 this season. Colorado ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 58.
Ranking seventh, Los Angeles is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 8.58 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at fourth with 9.12.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Los Angeles has an OPS of .791 this season. Colorado ranks third with an OPS of .749.
The Dodgers are 14-15 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Rockies are 9-18 when they allow at least one homer.