Game 3: Clayton Kershaw vs. Jon Gray
The great thing about this series is that the Rockies can compete with the Dodgers. They got to every one of the Dodgers best pitchers. Even better, Jon Gray was able to end the pinball madness and continues to rebound from last season. More in-depth analysis here. Another benefit for the Rockies is that they’re getting runs from unexpected places in this series. Pat Valaika hit a homer in Game 2 off Ryu, who coming into the game had only given up seven homers in 100 innings. That ended a 0-for-30 streak for Valaika earning his first homer of the season and flipped the switch for the eighth run fifth.
In Game 3 it was time for Mark Reynolds‘ bat to wake up. Hitting just .161 this season, Reynolds was able to break a 3-3 tie to put the club ahead for good. If Valaika and Reynold’s can get back to contributing the way they did off the bench in 2017, this lineup could outlast the June-run onslaught better the rest of the season. Thankfully Davis’ June ended on a high note after having a 10.45 ERA in the month redeeming his Game 1 performance by striking out a pair of Dodgers to end the game.