Rockies @ Dodgers September 22, 2019: Senzatela vs. Ryu

The Dodgers (99-56) look to bounce back from a 2-4 loss last night, in hopes of winning their 100th game of the season. Hyun-Jin Ryu will take the mound against Antonio Senzatela in the last home game of the regular season. With a win today, the Dodgers will have gone a remarkable 59-22 (.728) at home.

Rockies
Dodgers
1:10 p.m.
Los Angeles
SS
Story
RF
Pederson
CF
Hampson
2B
Lux
3B
Arenado
3B
Turner
LF
Desmond
CF
Bellinger
2B
McMahon
SS
Seager
1B
Fuentes
LF
Pollock
RF
Hilliard 1B Beaty
C
Butera
C
Smith
P
Senzatela (R)
P
Ryu (R)

Against the right-handed Senzatela, all the normal left-handed batters are starting, besides Max Muncy. Muncy was removed from the game Friday night with quad tightness, and with the division obviously secured, it’s best to just rest him and prevent further injury.

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Of 127 qualified starters with at least 100 innings pitched, here’s how Senzatela looks.

Senzatela has been bad. He’s previously been a solid starter with the Rockies, so it’s surprising to see him struggle this badly. He sits 93-95 with his fastball, with his main off-speed pitch being the slider. He’s struggled at Coors Field, (6.53 ERA, .863 OPS allowed) but he’s been even worse on the road (7.17 ERA, .910 OPS allowed). He’s had a tough season, and a matchup against the left-handed heavy Dodgers is not favorable for him.

Of those same 127 qualified starters, here’s how Ryu looks.

Ryu has clearly had a fantastic season. Even with recent regression, he’s locked in as a top ten starter in the league. In his most recent start against the Mets he looked back on track, allowing only two hits over seven innings with no walks. The Colorado offense has some big time guys like Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado, but the offense as a whole isn’t incredibly dangerous. Ryu has a solid opportunity to get another strong start in as we head towards the end of the season.

Ryu vs. Senzatela in Los Angeles is as lopsided a matchup as one could draw up, so expect the Dodgers to lose 12-1. You heard it here first.

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Happy 92nd Birthday to the legend himself, Tommy Lasorda.

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In regards to Muncy, like I mentioned earlier — the Dodgers can have him take three days off if he doesn’t play today, as tomorrow is an off day while they travel to San Diego.

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Corey Seager has been really good as of late, which is huge as the Dodgers approach the playoffs.

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First pitch is at 1:10 PT on SNLA.

About Allan Yamashige

Allan Yamashige
Just a guy living in Thousand Oaks, CA who happens to love the Dodgers and statistics. Hated baseball practice as a kid, but writing about adults doing baseball is alright.