The Rockies are now 2-1 following their 3-0 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night. Can Jason Hammel keep the Rockies' pitching strong, having seen Jorge De La Rosa and Jhoulys Chacin combine to throw 12 1/3 innings of scoreless ball over the last two games?
Hammel has made five starts against the Dodgers in his career and has a 3.31 ERA in eight appearances overall. In 2010, Hammel made three starts against the Dodgers, only one at Coors Field. In that late August start, he picked up his ninth win of the season after pitching 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball. He struck out Dodgers. His last start came in the middle of September when dead arm pitching caught up with him and he could barely manage to go five innings.
Chad Billingsley, the Dodgers' starter, has made 11 appearances (nine starts) against the Rockies, five appearances coming at Coors Field. His ERA in those games is 6.29 and his WHIP comes in at over 1.8. His lone start against the Rockies in Coors Field in 2010 came in late August when he lasted six innings and gave up three runs. He walked five batters and struck out none.
Lineups for today:
|SS Rafael Furcal||CF Dexter Fowler|
|3B Casey Blake||RF Seth Smith|
|RF Andre Ethier||LF Carlos Gonzalez|
|CF Matt Kemp||SS Troy Tulowitzki|
|1B James Loney||1B Todd Helton|
|2B Juan Uribe||2B Jose Lopez|
|LF Xavier Paul||3B Ian Stewart|
|C Rod Barajas||C Chris Iannetta|
|P Billingsley||P Hammel|