3 takeaways from the Dodgers win over the Rockies

3 takeaways from the Dodgers win over the Rockies

3 takeaways from the Dodgers win over the Rockies

A Rockies win will be the team's first-ever division crown. With six straight postseason's under the team's belt, the Los Angeles Dodgers now own the third-longest postseason streak in Major League Baseball history. The Dodgers completed a three game sweep of the Giants and the Rockies won two of three against the Nationals.

Throughout a season in which the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers spent the year as neighbors, both geographically and in the National League Central standings, it will come down to one final meeting.

Right-handed pitcher German Marquez (14-10, 3.76) will start for the Rockies. The Rockies won the games they should have which is good for them but the Dodgers are the best team the Rockies have played in a while.

The 24-year-old right hander was brilliant for Los Angeles in Game 163. Buehler has held the Rockies hitless through five. On Saturday, however, the Nationals announced that Erick Fedde would start instead, citing Scherzer's workload and the fact that both Colorado and Los Angeles had already clinched playoff spots. Charlie Blackmon hit for the cycle with a triple in the first inning, a homer in the third, a single in the fifth and a double in the eighth.

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen surrendered home runs to Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story in the ninth before he retired the next three hitters to secure the win.

Marquez's most recent appearance against the Dodgers was June 30th, in which he hurled an absolute gem, striking out nine batters on his way to an eight inning, two-hit, one run performance.

Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu are on turn to pitch Games 1 and 2 on regular rest against the Braves.

Jansen recovered however to get the final three outs and wrap up the Dodgers sixth straight divisional title. He has been solid in September and has allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of his five starts this month.

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