National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Saturday, June 2nd
(All times Eastern)
Los Angeles Dodgers (32-20) at Colorado Rockies (22-29), 4:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles - Aaron Harang (3-3, 4.14)
Colorado - Juan Nicasio (2-2, 5.11)
(Sports Network) - With eight RBI over his last three games and currently in a
tie for fifth-most RBI in the National League, Michael Cuddyer has been a big
reason why the Rockies are the hottest team in the National League.
Trying for a sixth straight win today, the Rockies will continue their weekend
series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team that's hit the skids by losing
five in a row.
While the Rockies are headed in a positive direction, the Dodgers are mired in
their longest losing streak since Sept. 4-9, 2010 when they dropped six
Carlos Gonzalez has also been strong at the plate recently for the Rockies,
hitting .577 (15-for-26), with six homers and 11 RBI over his last six
Wilin Rosario hit a two-run home run, scored three times and drove in three
runs in Colorado's 13-3 rout last night. Chris Nelson and Cuddyer hit back-to-
back homers in the eighth, while Cuddyer scored four times for the Rockies.
Josh Outman pitched 3 1/3 innings in the start and gave up just two hits. Adam
Ottavino (1-0) got the first win of his career for pitching 1 2/3 innings
without giving up a run.
"I was able to execute tonight and give the team what it needed," said Outman.
"I'm not going to be able to do that every night, but this was a nice first
start for me."
Alex Castellanos drove in a pair of runs for the Dodgers. Chris Capuano (7-2)
was touched for seven runs -- four earned -- on seven hits with four walks
over 5 1/3 innings.
"It was the sloppiest game that we've had," said Los Angeles manager Don
Winless in his last five starts, the Colorado Rockies are hoping Juan Nicasio
can bounce back from a pair of rough outings today. The right-hander has given
up nine hits and five earned runs in each of his last two starts, losses to
Houston and Miami. His last victory came April 30, against the Dodgers at
Coors Field against today's pitcher for Los Angeles, Aaron Harang.
Harang is 0-1 over his last two outings and is 5-5 with a 4.75 ERA in 12
lifetime games vs. Colorado. He surrendered six hits and five runs over 5 2/3
innings in that April 30, 6-2 loss to the Rockies.
The Dodgers swept a three-game series at home versus the Rockies from May
11-13 after losing two of three in Colorado earlier in the season.
06/02 10:33:34 ET