The Dodgers are coming off a rare series win, and look to extend their winning Monday against the Rockies, a team struggling more than the Dodgers. The Dodgers won two of three games against Florida over the weekend but are still just 10-16 in May, which is better than the 8-19 record by the Rockies this month. Chad Billingsley gets the start for the Dodgers, against Jason Hammel of the Rockies.
Billingsley is 3-4 with a 3.69 ERA in 11 starts this season. He is making his third career start on Memorial Day. Billingsley gave up four runs in eight innings in a no-decision against Arizona last year, striking out 11, and allowed two runs in six innings, striking out seven in a loss at Wrigley Field in 2008.
The Rockies have lost eight of their last 10 games overall, and have lost eight of their last nine games on the road. Hammel is 3-4 with a 3.20 ERA this season for Colorado. The 28-year old right-hander is averaging 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings this year, his lowest figure since 2008. In four road starts this season, Hammel is 1-0 with a 1.71 ERA, with seven walks and 12 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings.
Andre Ethier was in a 1-for-30 slump when he ran into the right field wall in Chicago eight days ago. He was held out of the starting lineup three straight days, but was 7-for-11 last week with two doubles, a home run, and five walks.
Carlos Gonzalez has a nine-game hitting streak, during which he has three home runs and is hitting .314/.368/.600
Jamey Carroll is hitless in his last 15 at-bats
Troy Tulowitzki started out the season on fire, with seven home runs in his first 12 games. However, in 39 games since, the shortstop is hitting just .212/.265/.358.
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