Dodger’s super kid 19-year old left hander Julio Urias will try it again on Tuesday evening in game 2 against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium. This will be the third career start for Urias, and his first appearance at Chavez Ravine. Hopefully being in front of the home crowd helps him settle down enough to give the boys in blue a quality start. Hopefully Dave Roberts, Andrew Friedman, and Bob Geren stop screwing around and play the few run scoring threats the Dodgers have. While Urias is trying to adjust to the major league level the Dodgers have to give him some run support. Maybe getting an early lead for once would be nice. Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon now has a 32 consecutive base reaching streak. So that is something to keep an eye on.
The Rockies will counter with right hander Eddie Butler. The 25-year old Chesapeake native has a 2-3 record with a 5.65 ERA in 8 appearances this season. He’s struck out 24 and walked only 6 across 36.2 frames. However he’s allowed 10.3 hits per nine innings. He has good command and is a ground ball pitcher, but doesn’t have much swing and miss stuff.
Dodgers Lineup vs. Colorado-TBA
Eddie Butler-2-3 vs. Julio Urias-0-1
Game Time – 7:10 PM – TV- SNLA
Butler is winless against the Dodgers. He’s 0-4 with a 7.04 ERA in 5 career starts against the Dodgers. By that I mean he’s going to throw a shutout of course. To be fair it doesn’t matter who the Dodgers face this year. My grandmother could shutout the Dodgers. Butler had made 3 starts at Dodger Stadium, and is 0-2 with a 7.30 ERA. The current Dodgers are batting .457 (21 for 46) with 8 runs driven in and an OPS of over 1.000 against Butler. Justin Turner has hit him the best by going 8 for 11 (.727) with 3 extra base-hits. By that I mean he’ll likely go 0 for 4 and ground into 3 double plays.
Butler vs. Dodgers
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I won’t be around to see the latest lineup blunders because of work, but I will be home in time to watch the game. As always stick around here after the game for Oscar’s awesome recap. The Dodgers had their six game home winning streak snapped, but are still 16-13 at Dodger Stadium. The boys in blue are 4 games behind the Giants in the NL West. The good news is that the Giants must play a three game series against the AL East leading Boston Red Sox. Please help us out here Boston. We can ship you many Dodger dogs.