Series Preview: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers

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May 14, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman W. Rosario (20) reaches for the ball and tags Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder S. Van Slyke (33) out at first base in the third inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Play the spoiler!

Just like the Colorado Rockies did against the San Francisco Giants last week in Denver, the club (kind of) has the ability to play the spoiler in L.A. against the boys in blue. I say “kind of” because the Dodgers are sort of running away with the NL West at this point, so even the insanely low probability of a Rockies’ sweep won’t make that much of a difference this late in the season, but I guess you never know?

Try out the young guys, part 400

This has been true all year. It will be true the next two weeks. It should be true the entirety of 2016. It should probably also be true for 2017. Aaaaaand maybe for 2018, too. Sorry. But seriously, Jon Gray, Cristhian Adames, Tom Murphy, Dustin Garneau, hell, bring up Sam Howard from Asheville and Harrison Musgrave from New Britain!! (Don’t do that.)

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Hey hey, Gray day! 

Anothe week, another Jon Gray start. This could be his last one, considering the Rockies have said they wanted him to throw 30-35 big league innings this month, and he’s already at 31.2 innings in the big leagues (after starting more than 20 AAA games this year). So get every pitch you can with Mr. Gray, for they might be the final pitches he throws in 2015.

Is Chris Rusin done, or just getting started?

Chris Rusin has had a bizarre time on the mound the last couple weeks. He’s thrown two complete games — both at Coors Field — against some pretty good ball clubs. He’s also gotten shelled a couple times and looked really, really bad. So which Rusin is the real Rusin? What version of the lefty is going to show up in Los Angeles on Tuesday night?

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