The trade deadline has come and gone Thankfully. The Dodgers ended up acquiring RF Josh Reddick and P Rich Hill from the Oakland Athletics, as well as P Jesse Chavez from the Toronto Blue Jays. They also ended up getting Minor Leaguer P Josh Fields from the Houston Astros. Yesterday also dealt with all the drama surrounding Yasiel Puig. I am of the opinion that Puig should stay on the club since he fields and hits better then some of the other outfielders on the team. That topic will be ongoing.
Now we can get back to the business of baseball games. The Dodgers will begin a three game set at Coors Field today against the surging Colorado Rockies. The Rockies have won 9 of 11 and are five games behind the Miami Marlins for the second wild card spot. The Dodgers better bring their bats because we all know what can happen up in that high altitude.
The Dodgers come into the game having gone 18-10 without Clayton Kershaw and are currently 2 1/2 games up on Miami for the top wild card spot. The Dodgers come into play today only two games behind the “Hated Ones” for the NL West lead. We all know we want that fourth straight division title.
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|Los Angeles DodgersLAD||59||46||.562||2||33-20||26-26||464||390||+74||W1||6-4|
|San Diego PadresSD||46||60||.434||15.5||25-27||21-33||464||514||-50||W1||5-5|
The Pitching matchup for today is Brandon McCarthy 2-1 with a 2.39 ERA against Jon Gray 7-4 with a 3.94 ERA. Gray has 114 strikeouts on the season and is coming off a dominant start against the potent offense of the Baltimore Orioles in which he allowed one run in over 7 innings on five hits and two walks.
Today’s Dodger lineup:
Lets see how the Dodgers stack up against Gray minus Reddick:
It looks like the Dodgers Lineup has had success against Gray. Coors field is the place where pitchers have nightmares. Hopefully Brandon McCarthy can kick it into high gear today and keep the team in the game.
The Rockies Lineup:
Here’s how the Colorado Rockies stack up against Brandon McCarthy:
It looks like across the board it should be a high scoring game based on the stats. In other Dodgers news. Yasiel Puig and Ross Stripling were sent to minors today to make room for new acquisitions Reddick and Chavez. Also P Rich Hill was placed on the 15 day DL today as well. It looks like Brock Stewart will be getting called up to make some starts.
One little tidbit, Adrian Gonzalez is one home run away from 300 in his career. In Coors field he has 19 homers and is hitting .311 with a .943 OPS. So today go Dodgers and go Phillies.