The Dodgers got their season off to a good start by winning three of four at home against the division rival San Francisco Giants. Tonight, they open an eight-game road trip, all games against NL West foes, in Colorado, the start of a brief two-game series with the Rockies. The two teams play tonight, then Wednesday afternoon in a brief series.
Clayton Kershaw was dazzling on opening day, pitching seven scoreless innings to beat the Giants, and tonight will make his second start of the season. Kershaw is 5-3 with a 3.63 ERA in 13 career starts against the Rockies, but his ERA at Coors Field is a whopping 5.59 in seven starts. The Rockies will counter with Jhoulys Chacin, who faced the Dodgers a whopping six times last season. Chacin was 3-3 with a 2.87 ERA in those six starts.
The Dodgers have had success against the Rockies in recent years, having won the season series with Colorado in each of the last three seasons. The Dodgers took 10 consecutive series from the Rockies from the end of 2008 through the first half of 2010, and are 25-11 against the Rockies in the last two seasons. The Dodgers are 15-6 in their last 21 games at Coors Field.
Tonight's 5:40 p.m. PDT game will be televised on KCAL.
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