5 X 5: Rockies Have Rare Chance Vs. Dodgers

The Rockies go into the weekend having won nine of 16 games from the Dodgers. They are one win away from what would be only the fifth winning season against the Dodgers in the Rockies 25-year existence. If the Rockies were to sweep the weekend series they would equal their most victories ever in a season against the Dodgers. They were 12-6 against the Dodgers in 2007 when the Dodgers made the only World Series appearance in franchise history. 

Year W L Pct Sv SvOP ERA
2007 12 6 0.667 6 10 3.75
1999 8 5 0.615 5 5 5.34
2005 11 8 0.579 7 10 4.47
2017 9 7 0.563 7 8 4.5
1993 7 6 0.538 4 5 4.42
2013 10 9 0.526 5 5 4.37
1998 6 6 0.5 5 5 3.19
2011 9 9 0.5 7 9 4.71
1996 6 7 0.462 2 5 6.13
2008 8 10 0.444 5 6 4.94
2012 8 10 0.444 4 6 4.76

WARM UP

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start Saturday for the Dodgers, but manager Dave Roberts said it will be more a chance to get loose and get ready for Game 1 of the NL Division Series at Dodger Stadium next Friday. The Dodgers will host the NL Wild-Card. Kershaw has had, what is for him, a struggle in September. He has suffered two of his four losses, and has an ERA higher than 2.43 for the only month this season. Kershaw is 21-7 lifetime against the Rockies, including 18-4 with a 2.21 ERA his last eight seasons, but did lose twice in five starts against the Rockies this year.

Monthly W L G GS IP ERA   Date Home/Road       Result IP R HR BB SO
April 4 1 5 5 35.1 2.29 4/8/2017 Coors Field L 4-2 6 4 3 0 6
May 3 1 6 6 40.2 2.43 4/19/2017 Dodger Stad W 4-2 7 2 0 1 10
June 5 0 6 6 40.1 2.23 5/12/2017 Coors Field W 6-2 7 2 0 1 4
July 3 0 4 4 25 0.72 6/24/2017 Dodger Stad W 4-0 6 0 0 1 8
Sept 3 2 5 5 29.2 3.03 9/7/2017 Dodger Stad L 9-1 3.2 4 1 3 7
Totals 29 12 4 6 35

HE LOVES LA

Nolan Arenado

Nolan Arenado grew up a Dodger fan, but the Dodger fans can’t be too happy with him. Arenado’s .361 batting average against the Dodgers this year is the third highest of any opponent,and he leads all players against the Dodgers with six home runs, 17 RBI, eight walks, and a .754 slugging percentage. Rockies Carlos Gonzalez and DJ LeMahieu are seventh and eighth in average against the Dodgers this season.

Player Team G 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SLG
Freddie Freeman Atl 7 0 0 1 5 4 5 0.375 0.5
Ketel Marte Ari 10 1 0 1 3 3 3 0.375 0.5
Nolan Arenado Col 16 6 0 6 17 8 13 0.361 0.754
Jedd Gyorko StL 6 2 0 0 3 1 4 0.348 0.435
Cesar Hernandez Phi 7 1 1 0 0 5 4 0.348 0.478
Marcell Ozuna Mia 7 1 0 0 1 3 4 0.346 0.385
Carlos Gonzalez Col 11 4 0 2 7 3 13 0.341 0.585
DJ LeMahieu Col 16 4 1 0 3 5 11 0.339 0.435
Johan Camargo Atl 7 3 0 1 3 1 4 0.333 0.556
David Peralta Ari 16 5 2 0 4 4 12 0.333 0.476
Buster Posey SF 19 1 0 2 8 6 6 0.333 0.431

NOT DODGING DODGERS

Chris Rusin

Lefty Chris Rusin, the Rockies Mr. Fix It in the bullpen, has enjoyed is season against the Dodgers. He is one of eight pitchers with two or more wins against the Dodgers, and has not allowed a run in six appearances against the Dodgers, allowing only a .179 batting average.

Player Team W L G GS ERA AVG
Robbie Ray Ari 3 0 5 5 2.27 0.211
Matt Cain SF 2 0 2 2 0.71 0.163
Jhoulys Chacin SD 2 1 5 5 4.56 0.258
Zach Davies Mil 2 0 2 2 0 0.13
David Hernandez LAA-Ari 2 0 5 0 0 0.091
Derek Law SF 2 0 9 0 3.68 0.222
Chris Rusin Col 2 0 6 0 0 0.179
Taijuan Walker Ari 2 0 3 3 3.24 0.238

SURPRISE, SURPRISE

It has seemed like September has been a challenge for the Rockies, but in reality they have the fifth best record in the NL during the month, trailing only the Cubs, who won the NL Central, D-Backs, who are the No. 1 NL Wild-Card seed, the Cardinals, who were eliminated from the post-season on Thursday, and the NL East champion Nationals.

 

Team W L Pct
Cubs 17 9 0.654
D-Backs 16 9 0.64
Cardinals 15 11 0.577
Nationals 15 11 0.577
Rockies 14 12 0.538
Brewers 14 11 0.56
Phillies 14 12 0.538
Braves 12 15 0.444
Dodgers 11 16 0.407
Mets 11 15 0.423
 Padres 11 15 0.423
Reds 10 15 0.4
Pirates 10 15 0.4
Marlins 9 17 0.346
 Giants 9 14 0.391
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