Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 17, 2024

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Jun 17, 2024 6:13 AM
On Monday, June 17, the Los Angeles Dodgers, boasting a strong 44-29 overall record and 20-14 on the road, will face off against the Colorado Rockies, who have struggled with a 25-46 record and 14-19 mark at home, at Coors Field. The Dodgers lead the regular season series 2-1. The Rockies will look to turn things around on their home turf in this matchup.
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Dodgers vs Rockies starting pitchers

  • Cal Quantrill for Colorado Rockies
  • James Paxton for Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers vs Rockies statistics

Stat Dodgers Rockies
Hits 631 (3rd) 604 (12th)
Batting Average .255 (3rd) .249 (11th)
Runs Batted In 344 (3rd) 281 (20th)
Runs 358 (3rd) 298 (Tied-19th)
Home Runs 98 (3rd) 60 (26th)
Walks 278 (2nd) 196 (27th)
Stolen Bases 44 (17th) 43 (18th)
Strikeouts 596 (13th) 665 (5th)
Pitches 11247 (1st) 10314 (21st)

Colorado Rockies recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 vs Pittsburgh Pirates L 8-2
6/15/24 vs Pittsburgh Pirates W 16-4
6/14/24 vs Pittsburgh Pirates L 5-2
6/12/24 @ Minnesota Twins L 17-9
6/11/24 @ Minnesota Twins W 5-4

Los Angeles Dodgers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 vs Kansas City Royals W 3-0
6/15/24 vs Kansas City Royals L 7-2
6/14/24 vs Kansas City Royals W 4-3
6/13/24 vs Texas Rangers L 3-1
6/12/24 vs Texas Rangers L 3-2

Dodgers vs Rockies predictions

Heading into the battle at Coors Field, Los Angeles Dodgers have some key players whose performances could very well tip the scales in their favor. Shohei Ohtani, who's been sensational with a batting average of .309 and 19 homers, is expected to continue his hot streak. On the mound, James Paxton, despite a somewhat rocky WHIP of 1.41, still holds a solid ERA of 3.92, suggesting he could hold down the Rockies' lineup effectively. Freddie Freeman is another player to watch; his knack for getting on base and driving in runs has been a cornerstone for the Dodgers' offensive strategy.

On the flip side, the Colorado Rockies have their own set of potential game-changers. Ryan McMahon, leading with 12 homers and 37 RBIs, certainly has the power to impact the game significantly. Additionally, Ezequiel Tovar's impressive .290 batting average makes him a consistent threat at the plate. The key for the Rockies might just lie in Cal Quantrill's pitching performance. With an ERA of 3.30 and a WHIP of 1.25, he's shown some solid control this season, which will be crucial in keeping the Dodgers' hitters in check.

Given the current momentum and the depth in their lineup, the Los Angeles Dodgers seem to have the upper hand in this matchup. The Rockies, while not to be underestimated at their home field, might struggle to contain the Dodgers' powerful offense. Expect a competitive game, but the Dodgers might just have enough firepower and pitching depth to secure a win in this particular showdown.

Colorado Rockies injuries

  • Brenton Doyle (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Jake Bird (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Ryan Rolison (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Brendan Rodgers (2B): 10-Day-IL
  • Justin Lawrence (RP): 15-Day-IL

Los Angeles Dodgers injuries

  • Kyle Hurt (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Bobby Miller (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Connor Brogdon (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • River Ryan (1B): Day-To-Day
  • Ryan Brasier (RP): 60-Day-IL

Dodgers vs Rockies game info

Venue Coors Field
Location Denver, Colorado
First pitch Mon 8:40 PM
Temperature 92°
Chance of Rain 20%

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