Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers – MLB April 14

Colorado Rockies (3-8) at Los Angeles Dodgers (9-2)

  • Time: 7:10 PST, 9:10 CST, 10:10 pm EST
  • Place: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
  • TV: AT&T SportsNet, SportsNet LA, MLB Extra Innings

Opening Pitch:

Back-to-back Shutouts by Clayton Kershaw and Trevor Bauer have thrust the Los Angeles Dodgers into the best record in MLB. At 9-2, LA sits 1.5 games atop the San Diego Padres for first place in the NL West.

  • The Dodgers have now won 5 in a row and 9 out of 10 after losing the season opener to the Rockies. After this series ends tomorrow night, LA goes into San Diego for a 3-game set this weekend.
  • The Colorado Rockies have struggled early as four of their eight losses are to the Dodgers. Colorado has lost four in a row and the Rockies are 2-8 since that season opening win.

The Rockies are in last place in the NL West as they site 0.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks, who account for Colorado’s other two wins.

Vs. The Spread:

Rockies:

  • The UNDER has been the play in the Rockies’ last 6 games
  • The Rockies are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games at Dodger Stadium
  • The Rox are 0-5 SU in their last 5 road games

Dodgers:

  • The UNDER has been the call in 5 of LA’s last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA’s last 7 vs. the Rockies
  • The Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home

Last Time Out:

Trevor Bauer’s debut was a rousing success as he pitched seven innings of 1-hit baseball as Mookie Betts homer in the Dodgers’ 7-0 rendering of the Rockies at Chavez Ravine. Corey Seager and Chris Taylor hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning and Max Muncy homered and drove in a pair of runs. Garrett Hampson had the Rockies’ only two hits.

Teams Spread Money Line Total Points
Colorado Rockies +1½ (+110) +228 O 7½ (-115)
Los Angeles Dodgers -1½ (-130) -255 U 7½ (-105)

*Odds Courtesy of BetOnline.AG

The Starters:

The Dodgers’ Dustin May (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and Colorado’s Jon Gray (1-0, 1.54 ERA) face-off in the second game of this series. May pitched six scoreless innings and gave up only two hits in his debut as the Dodgers beat the A’s, 10-3, on April 5 as he struck out eight and walked six.

Gray has pitched three times (2 starts) vs. the Rockies but doesn’t have a decision, albeit a 2.31 ERA as Colorado batters only have a .211 average.

Gray had a no-decision vs. the Dodgers in his opener and then defeated Arizona, 7-3, on April 8. He has struck out 12 with five walks in 11.2 innings.

Rockies Bats:

Colorado Rockies LogoThe Rockies’ have struggled at the plate so far this season as they haven’t scored in 22 innings dating back to a 4-3 loss to San Francisco on Saturday. In addition, Colorado has only four hits in the last two losses….Trevor Story had a four-game hitting streak end last night as he had multiple hits three of those four games. He was 7-for-15 (.467) going into last night where he finished 0-for-3….Charlie Blackmon is one of the Rockies that has struggled out of the chute. He went 2-for-10 over the weekend in San Francisco and was 0-for-2 with a walk last night.

Rockies Chat:

Antonio Senzatela has a decision in each of his three starts as he is 1-2, but positing a 7.07 ERA. Last night, he lasted only 2.2 innings with 5 runs on 5 hits as 3 of those hits were home runs…Rockies’ pitching is so shaky that the team brought back Ivan Nova after he was released by the Philadelphia Phillies. He had an ERA over 7.30 in five appearances in Philly.

Dodgers Bats:

Los Angeles Dodgers Logo
Trevor Bauer lamented the depth of the Dodgers’ offense as six players have multiple home runs with two, but none have more than two. Corey Seager and Justin Turner have five doubles, each, in 15 at bats and Turner leads LA with nine RBI while Seager checks in with eight….Mookie Betts is on a six-game hitting streak with multiple hits in three of those….Turner has three of the Dodgers’ four errors…Seager has multi-hit games in five of the 10 games he has played in and was 2-for-3 with three runs scored last night.

Dodgers Chat:

Justin Turner lost a 39-game on base streak on Sunday when he went 0-for-3. That streak was tied for the fourth longest in Dodgers’ history as Jeff Kent was the last to proliferate that in 2007…Kenley Jansen picked up his second save on Sunday as he worked a scoreless inning and struck out two. Jansen has limited batters to a .180 average so far this season.

The Bets
Los Angeles Dodgers
-255
UNDER 7.5 Runs
-105
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Kenneth Cross / Author

Kenneth Cross is a new entry to The Sports Geek staff as he has 25 years of experience in print, broadcast, and internet sports journalism. Cross is a lover of all sports, but college basketball is his passion. He estimates that he has seen around 1,500 college basketball games - live and in-person - and hopes that grows this season. If you listen to Radio, you have likely heard him on Sundays covering the Carolina Panthers for some 20 years. Now in Tampa Bay, he works as a national radio correspondent.

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