Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Five Players To Watch

Apr 11, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA: General view of Dodger Stadium entrance sign during ceremony to rename Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue in honor of Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Scully, who is retiring after 67 years after the 2016 season. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA: General view of Dodger Stadium entrance sign during ceremony to rename Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue in honor of Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Scully, who is retiring after 67 years after the 2016 season. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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DJ LeMahieu of the Colorado Rockies
Apr 7, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu (9) fields a ground ball during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports /

DJ LeMahieu is getting hot at the right time … and that’s a great sign for a Rockies offense that has been looking for a kickstart in the season’s early stages.

Since dipping to a .171 average in the series finale against San Diego on April 12, LeMahieu has been on a tear. In the four-game series in San Francisco, LeMahieu went 8-for-15 to raise his average to .280 for the season.

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When the Dodgers came to Coors Field earlier this month, LeMahieu went just 3-for-10 and saw his season average plummet to .087. Don’t forget, this is last season’s Major League Baseball batting champion we’re talking about here.

But that was then and this is now, right? LeMahieu seems to have found his stroke at the plate once again. He’s also doing some pretty darn amazing things in the field, as can be seen by this defensive highlight from Sunday’s win over San Francisco. Yes, Rockies fans are used to seeing this from LeMahieu … but that doesn’t mean they get tired of seeing it.

What to watch: Can LeMahieu start racking up some big hits when they matter most? So far this season, he is 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

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