Rockies @ Dodgers Sept. 4, 2020 – Senzatela vs. May to open the weekend

Photo by: Stacie Wheeler

The Dodgers, fresh off a sweep of the lowly Diamondbacks, welcome in the Rockies, whom they swept a couple weeks ago. They’re looking for their 30th win in 40 games, which is super good. #analysis

Dustin May, the Dodgers’ leader in innings pitched after he records his fourth out tonight, gets his second crack at the Rockies. He threw five innings of 1-run ball on Aug. 22. He carries a nifty 2.83 ERA and a not-so-nifty 4.16 FIP into the start. The sinkerballer has allowed four homers in 35 innings coming into the start.

RockiesDodgers
6:40 p.m.Los Angeles
DH TapiaRF Betts
SS StoryDH Seager
3B Arenado3B Muncy
RF Blackmon1B Bellinger
CF PillarCF Pollock
1B MurphyLF Pederson
2B HampsonSS Taylor
LF HilliardC Smith
C Wolters2B Lux
P Senzatela (R)P May (R)

Corey Seager gets the call at DH today, with Chris Taylor filling in at shortstop. I’d like to see Gavin Lux get a shot at shortstop when Seager is DHing or out of the lineup, but I’m just a dumb writer.

Speaking of Lux, he had some positive words for the last couple of Dodger draft classes.

Bobby Miller, Kody Hoese and the like are going to have to step up to keep the farm system near the top of the rankings. With the Dodgers’ player development staff, I’m optimistic.

Aww. Ross Stripling doesn’t look nearly as good in that uniform as he did a Dodger one, but at least he’s getting a chance to start for a team that definitely needed pitching.

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.