Series Preview: Rockies vs. Dodgers


Thursday, September 22nd 8:10pm: Tyler Chatwood (11-9 4.13 ERA) vs. Brett Anderson (0-2 24.75 ERA)

Brett Anderson has made only two starts this year and neither of them have been good. He has not pitched in over a month and the Rockies will hopefully get to him early and often, as the teams did in his other starts. Tyler Chatwood is a great pitcher to be taking this matchup as he has pitched very well on the road. This is a good chance for him to end the season on a high note. The Rockies didn’t have a great series against St. Louis, except in their last game, and they will need to build off of that to prevent the Dodgers from clinching the division.

Friday, September 23rd 8:10pm: Jon Gray (10-8 4.42 ERA) vs. Scott Kazmir (10-6 4.59 ERA)

Jon Gray is coming off the best start of his career, and one of the best starts of the season for a pitcher, so expectations will be high. Obviously duplicating his last start is not something to be expected, but going seven innings and allowing less than three runs is not out of the question. The Rockies can only play spoiler at this spot in the season, but winning every game against a division rival is good. They are only six wins under .500 so it will not be easy to get to .500 but it is possible. That lofty goal should be what the Rockies keep their eyes on.

Saturday, September 24th 7:10pm: Chad Bettis (13-7 4.79 ERA) vs. TBD

The Dodgers have not decided who there starters will be for these final two games, but the Rockies do have their starters set up. Chad Bettis makes the appearance for the third game of the series and there is a reason he leads the team in wins. The team normally plays really well behind him and gets a lot of run support as well. Playing the Dodgers does not normally bode well for offensive games, but the Rockies do have an explosive offense and can always go off.

Sunday, September 25th 2:10pm: Tyler Anderson (5-6 3.58 ERA) vs. TBD

This will be a historic game, not for the Rockies, but for the Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully. This is the final game ever that he will call and the Rockies are lucky to be a part of history in that sense. Scully is the best broadcaster that has ever lived and even if he announces for the Dodgers, he is respected and revered by most everyone. Hopefully this game will be an exciting one for his final call, and even if the Rockies lose it would not be so bad. This game will obviously be overshadowed by the legacy Scully leaves on the game and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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