Dodgers @ Rockies – June 30, 2019: Maeda to try to salvage split in Colorado

After taking the first game of the series, the Dodgers have lost in very Coors Field ways in the previous two games. Now, they send Kenta Maeda to the hill to try to earn a split with the Rockies.

 
Dodgers
   
Rockies
 
12:10 p.m.
   
Denver, Colo.
LF
Pederson  
RF
Blackmon
RF
Beaty  
CF
Dahl
SS
Taylor  
3B
Arenado
1B
Bellinger  
1B
Murphy
2B
Muncy  
LF
Tapia
3B
Rios  
2B
McMahon
CF
Hernandez   SS Hampson
C
Martin  
C
Wolters
P
Maeda (R)  
P
Gonzalez (R)

The Dodgers have now dropped two straight to the Rockies after having won the previous 12 games (dating back to last season).

And there’s also this not-so-surprising statistic.

The lineup is a bit wonky today, with Matt Beaty playing right field, Chris Taylor batting third and Edwin Rios getting his first taste of third base at the MLB level. We’ll see if this lineup can out-slug the Rockies’ lineup, which has put up 18 runs in the last two games.

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One bit of news regarding a couple rehabbing Dodgers in David Freese and A.J. Pollock.

Cool.

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.