When the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a earth-shattering trade with the Boston Red Sox last weekend, they expected to make a late season charge towards the postseason. Instead, they have been absolutely dominated the past two nights by a Colorado Rockies lineup filled with league-minimum players and rookies, outscored 18-4 in the first two games of this series.
The Rockies send left-hander Drew Pomeranz (1-7, 4.78) to the mound to complete the sweep. Pomeranz has pitched well lately, allowing two or fewer runs in three of his past four outings. His recent performances have been a major factor in Colorado's recent streak. The Rockies are 12-4 in their last 16 games.
Los Angeles will send veteran Joe Blanton (8-12, 5.02) to the mound. Blanton was acquired off waivers from Philadelphia earlier this month, and has not performed well in a Dodgers uniform, allowing 18 earned runs and 28 hits in just 21 innings. Los Angeles has lost three of his four starts.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm MT. The game will not be televised, but is available on 850 KOA.