La Dodgers Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Picks and Predictions June 1st 2024

LA Dodgers Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies MLB Sat, Jun 1, 22:10 pm.
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Colorado Rockies
ML: 240

Ezequiel Tovar, Rockies Aim to Derail Dodgers Again

Rockies Break Dodger Stadium Losing Streak

The Colorado Rockies, riding a wave of momentum, aim to secure their third consecutive series victory as they face the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road Saturday.

On Friday, Ezequiel Tovar drove the accuse of a homer among his three hits, pushing the Rockies to a 4-1 triumph over the Dodgers. This dominate finished a seven-match long string of failures at Dodger Arena, where the Rockies neglected to dominate any matches last year — an establishment first.

Colorado has been in fine structure, winning 13 of their beyond 20 games. This incorporates series triumphs up and over groups like the NL-best Philadelphia Phillies and the Cleveland Guardians, showing their solidarity in the MLB.

Tovar’s Offensive Surge

The 22-year-old Tovar has been instrumental in the Rockies’ new achievement. His presentation on Friday denoted his 6th round of the time with something like three hits, and he additionally had a four-hit game against the Phillies last end of the week.

“We saw his power,” Rockies director Bud Dark said of Tovar’s homer off Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler. ” That ball was hit well. It was a separating ball kind of and he hit it very much far to left-focus in this ballpark. He has that in him. So for my purposes, he’s a finished player on the two sides and developing into a person that different folks hope to, despite the fact that he’s young.”

Pitching Matchup

After Dakota Hudson’s strong performance into the eighth inning on Friday, the Rockies will close out the series with their two best pitchers. Right-hander Cal Quantrill will take the mound on Saturday, followed by left-hander Austin Gomber on Sunday.

Quantrill (4-3, 3.53 ERA) was outstanding in May, going 4-0 with a 1.71 ERA in five starts, with opponents hitting just .187 against him. However, his career against the Dodgers has been challenging, with a 1-3 record and a 7.79 ERA in four appearances (three starts).

The Dodgers will counter with right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto (5-2, 3.51 ERA), who will be pitching on five days’ rest for the second consecutive start. Yamamoto struggled in his last outing against Cincinnati, giving up four runs on six hits in five innings. This will be his first career start against the Rockies.

Dodgers’ Recent Struggles

The Dodgers, who rebounded from a sweep in Cincinnati with a sweep of the New York Mets, faced travel delays that affected their readiness. On Friday, they managed just four hits through seven innings and fell to the Rockies.

Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, and Freddie Freeman combined for an 0-for-11 performance in the series opener. Betts grounded into a double play in the eighth inning, stalling a potential rally, while Freeman struck out two batters later.

Rookie Andy Pages had two hits but made an error in center field that allowed a Rockies run to score.

“I felt good coming into today,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I know we had some issues on that tarmac the other night so we got in late and it was sort of an abbreviated off day (Thursday). But it’s no excuse. I thought coming in today our guys were ready and you have to give (Hudson) credit.”


As the Rockies look to continue their winning streak in the MLB, they rely on Tovar’s hot bat and strong pitching from Quantrill. The Dodgers, despite recent challenges, seek to bounce back and avoid losing ground in the NL West. Saturday’s game promises an exciting matchup as both teams strive for a series victory. Fans of the MLB will be eagerly watching to see if the Rockies can maintain their momentum or if the Dodgers will rally to protect their home turf.

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