Los Angeles Dodgers (69-46) vs Colorado Rockies (45-71)
Game Info: Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Tony Gonsolin (7-4) (4.42) vs Peter Lambert (2-3) (5.57)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -315 / Colorado Rockies +274 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Colorado Rockies for game three of their divisional series this Friday from Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles took game two after a big sixth inning, 6-1.
Rockies Preview & Projected Starter
Colorado moved to 45-70 after falling to Los Angeles. The Rockies took a second straight one-run defeat last night, and they’ll attempt to complete the mission this time around. The Colorado offense is scoring 4.5 runs per game, while batting .256, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.70 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP.
Peter Lambert (2-3, 5.57 ERA, 47 Ks) will get the call for Colorado. The third-year pitcher had a tough time in Milwaukee last week, allowing five runs in 3.2 innings to take his second straight loss. Lambert’s first two starts in August have gone left swiftly, and he faces an even bigger test here with the Dodgers in LA. In Lambert’s lone appearance against Los Angeles, he surrendered five runs in one lone inning, so this one might get dark early.
Rockies Player Trends & Props
Ryan McMahon has produced a run in six of the last eight games, and he leads Colorado in hits (102), home runs (18), and RBI (57).
Elias Diaz has multiple hits in four of his last six appearances, and he’s posting splits behind the plate of .277/10/50.
Ezequiel Tovar collected a pair of hits in the game one victory, and he’s posting an identical line of .257/10/47.
Dodgers Preview & Projected Starter
Los Angeles moved to 68-46 after defeating Colorado. The Dodgers used timely hitting to prevent Clayton Kershaw from taking the loss in his return to action, and they’ll look to win a sixth straight here. The Los Angeles offense is scoring 5.04 runs per game, while batting .248, with a .330 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.50 ERA, with a 1.28 WHIP.
Tony Gonsolin (7-4, 4.42 ERA, 74 Ks) will get the call for Los Angeles. The fifth-year righty did not perform well in San Diego last week, but he definitely felt the perks playing with LA, as he gave up six runs thru six innings, and came away with his seventh victory. Gonsolin has taken a clear step back this season, allowing four runs or more in seven of his last nine starts, but he comes into a very manageable spot against a sinking Rockies team, and he should be able to bounce back.
Dodgers Player Trends & Props
Freddie Freeman has multiple hits in seven of the previous nine games, and he leads the Dodgers in BA (.343) hits (154), and RBI (81), with 23 homers.
Mookie Betts has totaled multiple bases in seven of his last eight games, and after extending his hit streak to fifteen games, he leads the team in home runs (31), with 77 RBI.
Amed Rosario has produced a run in four of the last seven games, and he’s batting .264, with 49 RBI for the season.
Corey’s Free Pick
Los Angeles handled business last night, and with the run line back in a logical position, let’s trust them to do what they do best. The Dodgers are surging right now, and a seventh straight win is well within reach. Tony Gonsolin shouldn’t blow this game, and the bats should be able to provide the margin, so let’s roll with LAD here for game three.