Series Preview: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
By Bobby DeMuro
May 14, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; A general view of a tarp that covers the field due to the threat of rain prior to the game between Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Let’s Meet The Dodgers
Again, just for those of you who missed it the first time, you should really let me know if you’re in Los Angeles, because I’m going to all three Dodgers-Rockies games this week.
We can get together and bond about how bad the Rockies are, and make fun of late-arriving Dodgers “fans” at Dodger Stadium!
I’ll be there alone on Monday, and then with a few buddies on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. They’re Dodgers fans, but something tells me I’m sure they wouldn’t mind hanging out with a few Colorado Rockies fans at the games (i.e., I’m buying their tickets because I’m good people).
Tweet me if you’ll be in Dodger Stadium this week!
[ Related: An ode to Colorado Rockies catcher Nick Hundley ]
Now, let’s get serious(ish)… on to some Dodgers news:
Carl Crawford suffers hamstring injury in Dodgers win (LA Times).
The Dodgers are hitting the injury skids as of late, specifically regarding hamstring injuries (see: Enrique Hernandez, Yasiel Puig, Howie Kendrick, and now Carl Crawford). That is going to hurt them in the playoffs, as they search for depth with the pressure turned up once October rolls around.
Dodgers rough up De La Rosa again (FOX Sports).
Don’t worry! It’s Rubby De La Rosa, not our De La Rosa. Rubby is 0-3 against the Dodgers this year. Also related to this: the Dodgers are a totally different team from what they were about two weeks ago when the Giants were fast catching them for the NL West lead. That didn’t happen, and now Los Angeles appears to have weathered the storm.
Corey Seager will sit when Jimmy Rollins returns (LA Times).
This is an interesting move… call up your top prospect and then have him sit for a veteran who isn’t going to be with the club next year. Except… that makes sense for the Dodgers, who are in win-now mode and need Jimmy Rollins in the playoffs. The Dodgers aren’t the Rockies, man.