Kenta Maeda (5-3, 2.84 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (32-28) meet Chris Rusin (1-4, 4.62 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (26-32) in the last of a three-game division series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 4-3, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 8 and will air on SNLA and RTRM.
In his most recent outing, Maeda pitched 6.1 innings, giving up two, striking out five and walking two in a 4-2 victory over the Braves. Trayce Thompson (.271, 24 Rs, 10 HRs, 22 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Rockies were unsuccessful the last time Rusin pitched. He tossed 7.0 innings, allowing four runs (one unearned), striking out three and walking two in a 4-0 loss to the Padres. Nolan Arenado (.294, 43 Rs, 18 HRs, 49 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
The Dodgers are a -200 favorite and the total is 7.5.
Pick - LAD
The Dodgers hold a 13-11 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Rockies' record in these matchups is 16-17.
Colorado has won 38% (11-18) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Los Angeles has won 50% (10-10) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Rockies managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Dodgers who are heading in with a 10-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 21-6. The Dodgers have a 25-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 15th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 257 this season. Colorado ranks fifth with 291 runs.
Ranking 26th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.689). Colorado ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .788.
When the Rockies allow at least one home run, they are 12-25, well-matched with the Dodgers who are 11-21 when allowing at least one homer.