Will the Dodgers Dominate in Coors Field?
The Los Angeles Dodgers will face off against the Colorado Rockies in a National League West matchup to kick off the regular season on Saturday night. The Dodgers won 5-3 in the first game of this series on Friday. The Dodgers are sending righty Tony Gonsolin to the mound, and he went 4-1 with a 3.23 ERA in 2021, while the Rockies are sending right-hander German Marquez to the bump.
Dodgers Offense Second to None
The Dodgers have an incredible array of talent in their everyday lineup. Having all-stars spread across the order with guys like shortstop Trae Turner, outfielder Mookie Betts, first baseman Freddie Freeman, and a whole bunch of other star players, it is hard for a pitching staff to navigate this order. The National League added the designated hitter this season, but even with the pitcher in the order, the team averaged 5.12 runs per game with 237 home runs before adding in Freddie Freeman. Also, add in the fact this game is being played in Coors Field, where the ball flies throughout the ballpark, and this could be a great game for them.
What Is the Rockies’ Front Office Doing?
The Rockies decided to let shortstop Trevor Story leave via free agency but signed third baseman/outfield Kris Bryant to the team to replace the power. Bryant had an incredible April last season as he had a .322 batting average with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 24 games last season during the first month, so he should be able to dominate early. Colorado is going to need him to play extremely well throughout the first year of his contract if they want to be a respectable team.
Dodgers vs Rockies Head-to-Head
These teams played on Friday, with the Dodgers picking up the win on Opening Day. Looking at the 2021 season, Los Angeles was able to dominate, as well as it was able to pick up 13 wins in their 19 meetings.
Dodgers vs. Rockies Game Information
- Game: Dodgers (1-0) at Rockies (0-1)
- Location: Coors Field
- Day/Time: Saturday, 8:10 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: MLB TV
Dodgers vs. Rockies Betting Lines
Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are the premier team in baseball and should be respected. Having even odds to win by multiple runs is a big eye-opener as Marquez is not a great shutdown pitcher but has a 3.06 ERA against the Dodgers in 11 pitching appearances.
The Colorado air will also be a huge factor as the ball will fly, and the curveballs will not break as much as they typically would anywhere else. Gonsolin has a career 1.77 ERA in four appearances against the Rockies, and the Dodgers have an incredible bullpen that should be able to hold up as well. All the signs are pointing toward the Los Angeles Dodgers being able to dominate.