With three games separating all five teams in the National League West, things couldn't be tighter.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly isn't surprised at how close the competition is in the division.
"Back in Spring Training we knew there were a lot of good teams," Mattingly said. "I call it the black-and-blue division because we all keep beating up on each other."
The Dodgers and Rockies will battle it out on Wednesday as the division rivals square-off at Coors Field.
Zack Greinke (5-2, 3.94 ERA) will be on the hill for Los Angeles, looking for his third straight win. After having trouble pitching deep into games during the first few months of the season, the right-hander has gone at least seven innings in four of his last five starts.
In his last outing on Thursday against the Phillies, Greinke allowed four runs on a season-high 12 hits in seven innings, but still managed to pick up the win.
Meanwhile, Tyler Chatwood (4-1, 2.13 ERA) gets the nod for the Rockies. Since being recalled in mid-May, the 23-year-old hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any start.
While the right-hander struggled with his location against the Mets in his last start, Chatwood allowed just one run on four hits in six innings. Despite the solid outing, he did not receive a decision in the 3-2 loss.
"I think I just have to continue with what I've been doing -- working hard in between [starts] and just try to go out there and help us win some ballgames," Chatwood said.
Dodgers: Marmol joins Dodgers' bullpen
• Los Angeles traded reliever Matt Guerrier to the Cubs and acquired reliever Carlos Marmol and $209,700 in international signing space on Tuesday.
The Dodgers acquired the Cubs international signing bonus slot No. 92 valued at $209,700, boosting Dodgers cap space to sign international players to more than $2.3 million.
"There's inherent value to slot money," general manager Ned Colletti said. "If you could purchase slot money, we would have paid for the opportunity. It has varying degrees of effect on how you do business internationally. We don't want to be restricted to where you can't scout and sign all year long."
Rockies: Fowler placed on the DL
• Colorado center fielder Dexter Fowler was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a right wrist injury. To fill Fowler's position, the team activated right-hander Edgmer Escalona.
For Tuesday night's game against the Dodgers, second baseman DJ LeMahieu moved into the leadoff spot and Tyler Colvin played center field, batting in the No. 8 hole.
Fowler was hit on the right ring finger by a pitch on June 13, and played on and off as that injury healed. Fowler was playing through pain until last Tuesday when he hurt his wrist while swinging against the Red Sox.
"His hand just wasn't feeling good enough to run him out there tonight," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "It's retroactive back to I think the first day in Boston. So it won't be a full 15 days from now. I think he's going to need that time."
• In five career starts against the Dodgers, Chatwood is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA.
• The Dodgers announced the international signings on Tuesday of right-handed pitcher Alvaro Trillo, 16, from Sucre, Venezuela; outfielder Daniel Padilla, 16, from Anzoategui, Venezuela and right-handed pitcher Sven Schuller, 17, from Regensburg, Germany.