Following some down stretches within a long season, the World Series favorite Los Angeles Dodgers are once again starting to find their stride. The Dodgers enter Tuesday’s clash winners of five of their past six games, and are a confident group coming off of a big comeback win against these same Rockies last night.
Youngster Trayce Thompson hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fifth inning, while young lefty Julio Urias continued to confuse Rockies hitters at the plate. The Dodgers know that in a competitive National League, you’ve got to win the games you should be winning, and this latest series vs. Colorado represents just that. This is especially true when you consider the difficulties the Dodgers have had in putting away Colorado at times.
While the Rockies came into Chavez Ravine feeling good about their game, letting last night’s narrow contest slip away has to sting. Colorado was keen on chasing down a potential wild-card spot, and it’ll only get harder as this series progresses with the Dodgers seemingly getting healthier by the day.
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: German Marquez (4-6, 5.89 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 70 strikeouts); Dodgers: Mitch White (0-1, 3.93 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 33 strikeouts)
TRAYCE THOMPSON WAS ACQUIRED FOR CASH CONSIDERATIONS
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) July 5, 2022
German Marquez will look to right the ship for the Rockies, as the veteran thrower prepares for a potential deadline swap. He had to leave his most recent outing due a cut on his thumb, but all indications say he’s ready to roll for Tuesday night’s contest. The 27-year old righty has struggled lifetime vs. the Dodgers, to the tune of 5.9 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. Meetings from earlier this season have been no different, as it definitely seems that Los Angeles has his number.
German Marquez, Filthy Breaking Balls. 😷 pic.twitter.com/743KNHxGoR
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 5, 2022
Countering Marquez will be LA’s Mitch White. Injuries to key pitchers within the Dodgers’ staff have moved White into the rotation, and he’s rewarded them with some solid results. The 27-year old already shutdown the Rockies earlier this season, and is starting to get more comfortable on the mound. While he’s not yet fully stretched out and tends to not go too deep into ball games, the fact that Urias had such a solid outing last night, likely means that the Dodgers’ bullpen is well-rested for Tuesday. It should make for an intriguing start from this emerging talent.
For added insight, the latest news, trends, and analysis, continue reading on beneath the posted odds for our breakdown and betting prediction for this NL West showdown. Enjoy the game, folks!
Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Live Odds & Betting History
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|Runs Per Game||4.6||5.0|
|Runs Allowed Per Game||5.4||3.3|
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Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction:
Though Colorado has done well against Los Angeles, the Dodgers shot them back to reality in a big way last night. Clutch and timely hitting was the difference for Los Angeles, and look for that trend to continue again on Tuesday.
German Marquez has put together some solid seasons in baseball, though 2022 is shaping up to definitely not be one of them. He’s struggled in virtually every situation, and facing one of the best offenses in baseball surely won’t get his confidence and ability restored.
The Dodgers are mashing right-handers to the tune of a .255 batting average, and are even hotter over the past month. They’ve seen Marquez a ton, and have clearly figured out the veteran. Los Angeles is scoring nearly 5.5 runs a game off of righties, and don’t expect them to slow down against Marquez on Tuesday. The Dodgers are also much healthier now, compared to near the beginning of the season. Mookie Betts is back in blue in the outfield, and at the top of the lineup, and that spells trouble for German Marquez.
Mookie Betts turns it at 2B. pic.twitter.com/Ei95zezm9v
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) July 5, 2022
Mitch White is expected to again be solid, and though he doesn’t overwhelm hitters with spectacular stuff, he has proven to manage games well and give his team chances to win. Last time out vs. San Diego, White was crucial in big moments, and while the right-hander isn’t fully stretched out, being backed by a solid and rested bullpen should be helpful for Tuesday night vs. Colorado.
— Dodger Yard (@DodgerYard) July 1, 2022
Expect the Dodgers to be motivated to reverse their fortunes against Colorado, and the Rockies to continue their descent down the NL West standings. With the Dodgers healthier, their ascension to the top seems to be a mere matter of time. This is a group that knows what type of at-bats are needed vs. Marquez, and their top-flight lineup should be ready to produce once again.
Rockies vs. Dodgers Trends To Know:
- Rockies are 4-12 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rockies are 4-10 in their last 14 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Rockies are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series.
- Dodgers are 41-13 in their last 54 during game 2 of a series.
- Dodgers are 52-18 in their last 70 home games.
- Rockies are 19-51 in the last 70 meetings in Los Angeles.
While Colorado has had the recent success here in 2022, look for the Dodgers to be adamant about shifting that narrative for the duration of this series. It began last night in a thrilling win. The Rockies have struggled to string together success, and when you factor in how dismal they’ve been away from Coors Field, it’s hard to imagine these Colorado bats producing away from the altitude. Expect Los Angeles to again give the Rockies another dose of reality, and back the Dodgers -1.5 on the run-line for Tuesday night.