Did You Know: Jon Gray Is Better Off When he Fences Them In
Jon Gray is at his best against the Dodgers when he keeps the ball in the playing field. He is 4-1 in five starts against the Dodgers when they have not hit a home run, but 0-4 in eight games when he has given up a home run. Gray starts the series opener Monday night.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner enjoys facing Rockies pitchers. His career .353 average against the Rockies is the third highest of any player, nine points behind Juan Pierre, an original Rockies outfielder who later played for the Marlins, Cubs, Dodgers, Phillies and White Sox.
The Rockies are averaging 9.56 runs per game against the Padres, tops in MLB against a divisional opponent this season. The Dodgers, however, rank No. 1 on the list, scoring an average 7.8 runs per game against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 2-8 against the Dodgers this year, but did win two of their last three games against the Dodgers at Coors Field. Well, they need to win two of the three games against the Dodgers this week to avoid the worst monthly winning percentage in franchise history.
Trevor Story has hit .350 against the Rockies four division rivals this season, the third highest batting average for a player within his team's division in 2019.