Wood is 5-2 with a 5.02 ERA in eight career starts against Colorado, and he is 2-0 with an 0.75 ERA in his two starts against the Rockies this year.
The Dodgers have now lost 10 straight games, the longest streak in MLB in 2017.
· In his first start at Dodger Stadium since July 23 and in his 23rd start of the season, Clayton Kershaw allowed four runs on six hits in 3.2 innings with seven strikeouts as he recorded his first loss since May 1. He admitted the Dodgers were in uncharted territory and referred to this "historic, whatever-you-call it..." Still, this poor stretch has been especially alarming due to its suddenness.
The Rockies won their sixth straight on the road for the first time since April 2015. Each day, you reach into the refrigerator, pull it out and take a swig only to be reminded that it went sour days ago. Can a team that was being called The Best Ever, at least in Dodgers history, lose it so easily?
"I think we're a little caught in between right now, keeping things in the big picture and thinking about what we need to do to be ready for the playoffs". Chatwood is 4-8 with a 4.27 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
At Globe Life Park in Arlington, Masahiro Tanaka gave up seven runs in four-plus innings to suffer his 11th loss of the season as the New York Yankees were defeated 11-5 by the Texas Rangers.
"Today was just one of those days where I had to go out there and compete", said Hill who admitted he was not his best self on Sunday.
Nolan Arenado provided all of Colorado's offense through the first seven innings Sunday. The pitching hasn't been any better, with a 6.42 ERA.
Philadelphia Phillies 3 Washington Nationals 4: The Phillies held a 3-1 lead heading into the 6th, but Matt Wieters brought the Nats closer and Trea Turner's 2-RBI single won them the game, moving up 86 wins.
Footnotes. The Rockies' Single-A affiliate, the Lancaster JetHawks, scored 10 runs in the seventh inning Saturday to rally for a 12-7 victory over the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Hill did not allow another run, but exited after five innings.
Walker Buehler allowed one hit and struck out two while tossing two scoreless innings of relief in his major league debut.
If there is one thing Chatwood can still do - whether it's out of the bullpen or in the starting rotation - it is to induce ground balls. They locked down one of the best hitting teams in the National League with a parade of shutdown relievers. Arenado unleashed more punishment in the third. The four game series they have against the Diamondbacks next week will be extremely important for the team. His up-and-down velocity in the second half was on the uptick in his last start.
Hill has managed to avoid pitching against the division-rival Rockies this season.
While they're not exactly nipping at Los Angeles' heels, the Diamondbacks have made remarkable progress in the last two weeks.
Dodgers: RHP Brandon McCarthy (right finger blister) pitched for Class A Rancho Cucamonga in the California League playoffs, his third rehab appearance.