The Dodgers again look for their first win this season at Coors Field, and look to snap a three-game losing streak in the process facing the Rockies Saturday night in Colorado. Matt Kemp was out of Friday's starting lineup with a tight left hamstring, but still launched a 458-foot home run as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning, and Kemp hopes to be in tonight's lineup. Ted Lilly gets the start for the Dodgers, looking to continue his good pitching of late.
Lilly is 4-5 with a 4.13 ERA this season, but in his last four starts has a 2.77 ERA with just two walks and 19 strikeouts in 26 innings. Lilly has only made four starts in his career at Coors Field, but is 2-2 with a 6.41 ERA, allowing 15 runs and 34 baserunners in 19 2/3 innings. The Dodgers are 0-4 at Coors Field this season.
Jason Hammel starts for the Rockies, looking for better success against the Dodgers. He is 1-1 against L.A. this season but has allowed 11 runs in 9 2/3 innings. Against the Dodgers, Hammel's ERA this season is 10.24, but in his other 10 starts it's 2.70.
Rookie Dee Gordon has provided some spark for the Dodgers since his promotion on Monday. He has had two or more hits in three of his four starts, and has seven hits in his first 17 at-bats in the big leagues. He also has no walks and six strikeouts, but Gordon's first week has been exciting to watch.
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