Rockies Vs. Dodgers Game Preview: Chance To Tie Franchise Record For Series
AJ Pollock
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have been rolling as of late, winning six straight games and 19 of their last 22 to match their best 40-game start in franchise history at 30-10. They additionally have won 11 in a row at Dodger Stadium.

L.A. continued their dominance over the Colorado Rockies with a 10-6 win in what was a back-and-forth affair on Friday night. The Dodgers now look to extend their winning streak and secure another series victory.

It would tie a Dodgers franchise record of 14 consecutive series not lost. The 1977 team avoided a series loss in 14 consecutive series to start the season.

Tony Gonsolin gets the chance to do his part in the team accomplishing that, making his fifth start of the year. Gonsolin sports a 0.51 ERA, 2.23 FIP and 0.79 WHIP with 17 strikeouts and five walks in 17.2 innings pitched.

Gonsolin faced the Rockies one other time in his career and it came in a relief appearance at Coors Field last season. He tossed four innings to finish the game, allowing three hits and a run while striking out three.

Getting the start for the Rockies is right-hander German Marquez, who is heading in the opposite direction of Gonsolin. In eight starts, Marquez is 2-5 with a 4.88 ERA, 3.74 FIP and 1.38 WHIP with 47 strikeouts and 15 walks in 48 innings.

His last three starts have not been pretty, giving up a combined 18 earned runs in 16 innings. Marquez has had some success against the Dodgers in his career, however, going 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in eight starts.

AJ Pollock is really the only Dodgers batter who has fared well against Marquez, going 9-for-19 with a double and two triples. Pollock wound up hitting the game-winning home run in Friday night’s victory and has been swinging the bat well as of late, slashing .290/.313/.645 with three home runs and five RBI in his last nine games.

As for the Rockies, star outfielder Charlie Blackmon has been scuffling of late. The last time the Rockies faced the Dodgers, there were talks about Blackmon potentially hitting .400 this season.

In nine games since then, he is hitting just .125/.263/.250 to drop his batting average to a still-impressive .343.

Dodgers lineup

RF: Mookie Betts
SS: Corey Seager
1B: Max Muncy
CF: Cody Bellinger
DH: Joc Pederson
LF: AJ Pollock
2B: Gavin Lux
3B: Edwin Rios
C: Austin Barnes

Rockies lineup

LF: Raimel Tapia
SS: Trevor Story
3B: Nolan Arenado
DH: Charlie Blackmon
CF: Kevin Pillar
1B: Daniel Murphy
2B: Garrett Hampson
RF: Sam Hilliard
C: Tony Wolters

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