Rockies @ Dodgers June 24, 2017: Chatwood vs. Kershaw

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The Dodgers took Game 1 of this 3-game series on Friday night. Tonight, the Dodgers send Clayton Kershaw out against Tyler Chatwood.

Rockies
Dodgers
7:10 p.m.
Los Angeles
CF
 Blackmon
1B
Utley
2B
 LeMahieu
CF
Pederson
3B
 Arenado
3B
Turner
1B
Reynolds
LF
Bellinger
LF
Desmond
C
Grandal
SS
Story
2B
Forsythe
RF
Tapia RF Puig
C
Murphy
SS
Hernandez
P
Chatwood (R)
P
 Kershaw (L)

Yasiel Puig hit the only home run last night, but it was nice to see the Dodgers put together a nice 3-run rally in the second inning. This offense is deep and can score in multiple ways.

And they’re going to have to tonight. Chris Taylor is getting a night off, and Cody Bellinger is starting in left field tonight so Chase Utley‘s bat could be in the lineup. That’s because a certain All-Star shortstop missing from the lineup. Well…

Last night, it was a cramp. After further review, it was “upgraded” to a strain. Corey Seager is, allegedly, available off the bench tonight, but it’d be nice if he didn’t push it. One thing’s for sure…

Kenta Maeda only lasted one inning last night, and now we know why. With no off day until July 3, the Dodgers will try to give their starting rotation a little extra rest at times.

Here’s hoping Tyler Anderson doesn’t take his sweet time getting to the mound. Lucky for him, Kershaw throws tonight and not tomorrow.

Thought this was kinda cool.

Congrats to the Daytons!

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.