Dodgers start Derek Lowe, RHP (2-1, 3.79) vs. Rodrigo Lopez, RHP (1-0, 1.38).
Dodgers: 10-4 (1st place NL West, best record in the major leagues, --GB, W3)
Rockies: 6-8 (4th place NL West, 4.0 GB, W1)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Working with an early five-run cushion, Lowe cruised to an easy 9-1 victory over the Padres on Friday night. Lowe consistently hit the strike zone with his sinker, inducing 12 groundball outs. He went eight innings, giving up seven hits and one run with six strikeouts. Lowe was 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts against the D-Backs last season.
Rockies: Lopez held the Dodgers to one run in six innings and threw just 68 pitches before being removed for a pinch-hitter in his no-decision on Tuesday night. Lopez had a key double-play grounder in the first and pitched out of a one-out, bases-loaded situation in the fourth. Originally scheduled to pitch Sunday at Arizona, Lopez was backed up because of right elbow inflammation.
Dodgers are the first and only team to 10 wins. The streak is three in a row and 10 of 12. Not much more to say than that, so let's go, Blue!