Did You Know -- Rockies and Dodgers Bits and Pieces With a David Dahl Delivery
-- The Dodgers arrive at Coors Field with an 11-game winning streak against the Rockies, equaling the third longest by the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles in 1958. The Dodgers won 16 in a row against the Padres (1973-74) and 12 in a row against the Mets (2016-18).
-- The Rockies have scored at least two runs in all 11 games. The only NL team in history to win 11 or more in a row against an opponent despite allowing multiple runs in each game was the 1912 Giants, who won 12 in a row against the Braves.
-- Walker Buehler goes into his start having allowed a .130 on-base percentage. The Dodgers right-hander is in line to finish the month with the best mark by any pitcher since at least 1920. The current record was set by Atlee Hammaker of the Gaints at .150 in April of 1983. Dodger left-hander Calyton Kerhsaw is next at .155 in May of 2016, and both Doug Fister of the Tigers in September 2011 and Jerry Reuss of the Dodgers in June 1980 checked in at .156.
-- Buehler has 42 strikeouts and one walk in July. Only three pitchers since 1920 have had 40-plus strikeouts and one or no walks in a month -- Cliff Lee (54 strikeouts, one walk September 2013), Jeff Samardzija (49 strikeouts, one walk in May 2017) and Corey Kluber (41 strikeouts, 1 walk in May 2018).
-- Cody Bellinger leads the NL with a .354 batting average. He also is in the top three in the NL in walks and home runs. Only three players -- a total of five times -- have hit at least .350 with 50+ walks and 25+ home runs entering July.
-- Call it the Coors Field Factor. The Rockies are 16-2 this year at Coors Field when allowing six or fewer runs. When they allow seven or more they are 6-13. The last team with that good of a home run allowing six or fewer runs? The 1949 Red Sox, who were 55-6 at Fenway Park allowing six or fewer.
-- Is it more than a coincidence that Rockies outfielder David Dahl homered his second time up against the Giants Jeff Samardzija on Wednesday? Well, his .450 average the second time facing a pither in the game does lead MLB among players who are batting title qualified. He also has hit six of his 10 home runs the second time he has seen a pitcher in a game.