The Dodgers just completed a successful home-stand against the Giants and the Cubs taking two of three from both. So the letdown occurred yesterday against the Rockies in Coors, where the Dodgers were pounded 8-1. The Dodgers now lead the Giants by 1 1/2 games in the NL West. So today the Dodgers will look to rebound with Rich Hill on the mound, who will face off against Tyler Anderson.
Game time 540pm SNLA.
Before I get into the breakdown of today’s game. I have observed two troublesome trends going on with the Dodgers. The bullpen is getting worn out and offense is starting to have some lulls after being hot for so long. Yesterday ROY sensation Corey Seager was hit by pitch in yesterdays game.
X-rays negative on Dodgers rookie Corey Seager. He was hit by a pitch on the left wrist in the seventh inning. https://t.co/jBpsRlIg7F
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 30, 2016
So Corey Seager has a sore wrist and will probably not be in the lineup tonight. September call-ups are coming and I think that will help with the bullpen. The offense could get a boost with Yasiel Puig being called up or if they pull a stunner and trade him to the Brewers for Ryan Braun. The need a right handed bat to combat their issues with left-handed pitchers.
Rich Hill will be on the mound today. He had a successful debut in his first start against the “Hated Ones.” He threw his overhand curveball with great effectiveness. Today the altitude in Coors field will present a challenge. Hill this season on the road is 7-0 with a 1.41 ERA in 7 road starts with Oakland this season.
Hill has pitched in Coors before and is 0-2 with an 8.80 ERA in three starts their while he was with the Cubs in 2006, 2007, and 2008. So many moons ago. This season Hill is 10-3 with an 2.09 ERA. The Giants will be facing Greinke and the snakes tonight in the bay.
The Dodgers will face left-hander Tyler Anderson 4-5 3.69 ERA. With another lefthander on the mound against the Dodgers. You can expect a right handed lineup and no Corey Seager. I would expect runs to be at a premium. The Dodgers were hit a total of three times. Maybe their will be some retaliation.
This lineup will oppose Hill today:
8/30 @Rockies lineup vs LAD
— MLB Lineups (@mlblineups) August 30, 2016
Rich Hill faced the Rockies in Spring training when he was with the A’s. Hill got through four innings despite walking six and allowing five runs. The game was on March 15th. Mark Reynolds had a three run homer and Nolan Arenado had two hits. He a right handed lineup that day.
This is the Dodger lineup for today:
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) August 30, 2016
In Anderson’s previous game against the Dodgers, he held them to two runs and six hits in seven innings Aug. 3 and was the winning pitcher in Colorado’s 12-2 romp. Anderson has great changeup and can strike out a lot of hitters.
This is how two of the Rockies hitters have fared against Hill in regular season action.
This is how some of the Dodger lineup has fared against Anderson.
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So no Gonzo, Pederson, Slyke, or Seager today. Hopefully it won’t be raining today. If it does rain I hope its raining some Dodger runs. Also this just in:
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 30, 2016
We will see what happens with this development. I feel either Puig comes back. Or the Dodgers trade for some prospects. Ryan Braun is still out there. Stay tuned. Go Dodgers.