The Dodgers look to end their homestand on a high note, seeking their fourth straight win and a series sweep over the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Jon Garland gets the start for the Dodgers, against the struggling Ubaldo JImenez for Colorado. The Dodgers have won the first two games of this series by a combined score of 15-3.
The Dodgers have won three straight games, scoring at least seven runs than all of them, the first time they have done that since May 25-27, 2009. Garland looks to be the beneficiary of that offensive support, as he has six quality starts in his eight outings, but just one win to show for it. He is 1-3 with a 3.45 ERA in five starts at home this season.
Jimenez one year ago today was 10-1 with a microscopic 0.78 ERA. He went into the All-Star break at 15-1 with a 2.20 ERA, seemingly a virtual lock for one of the great pitching seasons in recent memory. However, rather amazingly he didn't even get 20 wins last year, ending with a 19-8 record and 2.88 ERA. This year, through nine starts, Jimenez is 0-5 with a 5.86 ERA.
Tonight is just the second opportunity to sweep that for the Dodgers this season. They won the first two games in San Diego on April 8-9, but lost the series finale on April 10. Colorado is just happy to turn the calendar to June, as they were 8-21 in May.
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