Dennis Santana about to go where no Dodger has ever gone before.

The pressure over making your first major league start must be heady stuff, but imagine making your first major league start at Coors Field? That is what Dennis Santana is going to do tonight and no Dodger has ever done this.

Below are the Dodger who have made starts at Coors within their first five major league starts.  The last to be tasked with this was Brock Stewart and that did not go well as Dave Roberts left him out to be beaten like a drum and his career ERA has yet to recover.

The only starter to have any success at all was Kenta Maeda who made his fourth major league start at Coors on April 23rd, 2016 and made a quality start. It is the nature of Coors that Nomo gave up seven runs and the Dodgers still won.

Ishii, Gorecki, Magill, and Rubby were all here today, gone tomorrow types. Rubby was at least the Dodgers top pitching prospect when he got the call. He would make only a few more starts before his arm blew along with his career.

Here is hoping that somehow Dennis Santana can navigate the white waters of Coors Field and make some history. The Dodgers could use a big game as they try to chase down the Rockies on the Rockies home court.

Gcar             Player       Date  Tm Opp    Rslt  IP  H ER BB SO Str GSc
2         Brock Stewart 2016-08-03 LAD COL  L 2-12 4.0 10  9  1  1  46   6
2            Hideo Nomo 1995-05-07 LAD COL W 12-10 4.2  9  7  2  7  60  23
3        Kazuhisa Ishii 2002-04-17 LAD COL   W 6-3 6.0  8  3  3  6  54  47
4          Rick Gorecki 1997-09-28 LAD COL  L 9-13 2.1  7  9  4  4  37   7
4           Kenta Maeda 2016-04-23 LAD COL   W 4-1 6.1  3  0  1  8  65  74
5           Matt Magill 2013-06-02 LAD COL   L 2-7 6.0  5  6  9  5  55  32
5      Rubby De La Rosa 2011-06-12 LAD COL  W 10-8 5.0  3  3  3  6  44  52

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/1/2018.

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