Rockies Host Dodgers For First of Four Thursday - The Rockies continue their home stand on Thursday as they host the Dodgers coming off a three game set against the Chicago Cubs that saw them go 2-1. The Rockies are now 22-13 and *they have a 1.5 game lead on the rival Dodgers, who are in second place at 20-14. This is the third series between the teams already this year, as the Rockies played their home opening series against the Dodgers and went 1-2, and they also split a short 2 game gig later in April.

The Dodgers are also coming in a hot hand, just having swept the Pittsburgh

It is a battle of lefties as the Dodgers send Hyun-jin Ryu (1-4) to the mound while the Rockies answer with Tyler Anderson (2-3).

It is a critical four game set at Mile High. The Dodgers are used to winning the division out West and they have invested heavily to keep that trend going. IT does not suit the Dodgers faithful or the Dodgers brass and players to be looking up at the Rockies and a definitive stand here could see them emerge in first place. The Dodgers are going to hand the ball to Ryu who is coming off a visit to the 10 day IR with a hip injury. Prior to that, he had an ERA of just over four and he had struck out 29 batters in 26.2 innings but he has already given up 6 home runs, which is not a good sign heading into Mile High.

Rockies Host Dodgers For First of Four Thursday
Run Line / Money Line / Total Runs / Team Total Runs
Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers H Ryu - L +1 1/2 -185 / -101 Listed / o10 1/2 -115 / o5 -115 u5 -105
Colorado Rockies T Anderson - L -1 1/2 +160 / -109 Listed / u10 1/2 -105 / o5 -120 u5 +100

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