The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies end a three-game series at Coors Field in Denver. The Rockies are going for the sweep following a 4-0 and 7-4 final in the first two games.
Clayton Kershaw had his worst performance of the season, as the big lefty was shunned at Coors Field. The Rockies hammered Kershaw for 9 hits, 4 walks, and 6 earned runs across 4 innings.
Clayton Kershaw has allowed 6+ earned runs for the first time since June 19, 2017 (vs Mets). That snaps a streak of 106 consecutive starts allowing 5 earned runs or less. pic.twitter.com/KrtYhsd619
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 29, 2022
Kershaw was never in the game mentally. He was giving up hits and walks every inning and never looked comfortable.
The Rockies have never been his favorite opponent, so it may have just been a case of a foe he can’t seem to get ahead of in his career. Despite the loss, the Dodgers are 45-28 and have a 1.5-game lead on the San Diego Padres.
And I don’t know if the trade deadline will change the Dodgers’ body language. Saying this about a 45-28 team may seem weird, but the Dodgers have been known for their perfect, at least in the regular season, over the past five or so years.
They have had to scrape and claw for their wins, along with losing games they probably normally would have won. That’s not to say the Dodgers can’t look great at times. It’s usually when Tony Gonsolin and Julio Urias are on the bump.
The Dodgers haven’t looked interested at Coors Field following an exciting come-from-behind win at Truist Park on Sunday night. They were an out away from a 2-0 loss before a 5-3 win in extras.
Urias receives the green light for the Dodgers against German Marquez of the Rockies in the finale. Head below for our free Dodgers vs. Rockies prediction on June 29, 2022.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Live Betting Odds:
|LA Dodgers||-1.5 (-135)||-206||Over 11.5 (-110)|
|Colorado Rockies||+1.5 (+115)||+168||Under 11.5 (-110)|
|Team Data||LA Dodgers||Colorado Rockies|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.254||.278|
|Runs Per 9||5.14||4.56|
|Team ERA Away/Home||2.81||4.78|
Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction:
Julio Urias is going into tonight with a 2.48 ERA and 1.01 WHIP this season. He’s a steady and reliable arm that the Dodgers are happy to have in their rotation.
Urias posted an ERA of 2.96 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP through 32 games a season ago. If Urias stays on this track, he’s going to record a career-high in his seventh campaign.
Last season was actually only the first full season that Urias was in the rotation. His previous career-high in starts was his rookie campaign at 15 in 2016.
After overcoming injuries, Urias is peaking and in the best shape of his career. He posted an ERA of 1.50 and a 0.67 WHIP in his previous three outings.
German Marquez hasn’t held his own at Coors Field in 2022. Marquez is entering this contest with an ERA of 6.70 and a 1.62 WHIP at home.
LA Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 5-5
- 5-1 overall in their previous six games versus a right-handed starter
- 5-2 overall in their previous seven games on the road
- 5-2 overall in their previous seven games on the road versus a team with a losing record
- 41-17 overall in their previous 58 games versus the Rockies
- UNDER is 9-3-1 in their previous 13 games versus the Rockies
- Record (Last 10): 5-5
- 1-5 overall in their previous six games on a Wednesday
- 4-14 overall in their previous 18 after a win
- 17-41 overall in their previous 58 games versus the Dodgers
- 4-0 overall in their previous four games versus the Dodgers at home
- UNDER is 3-1-1 in their previous five games versus the Dodgers at home
Marquez has notched an ERA of 5.58 and a 1.50 WHIP through 14 starts. There haven’t been many positives for him this season, though his worst work is at Coors Field.
They have 7 home runs and 24 RBIs against Marquez in his career. There are four batters in their lineup hitting better than .300 against him.
The bullpen has been pitching well recently, which hasn’t been common for the Rockies. Can they hold up again versus the Dodgers?
The only bullpen worse than the Rockies is the Cincinnati Reds. They’re entering with a 4.70 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. I don’t have the most faith in them doing it against the Dodgers in three straight assignments.
The Dodgers have been money burners at Coors Field in this series. However, I can see them stepping up for one game to avoid getting swept. The Dodgers in an 8-6 or 8-5 final should look right.