The Dodgers have already left their mark in history this season.
For 39 consecutive games, their starting pitcher walked two or fewer batters, the longest such streak in baseball dating to at least 1900, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Beckett said he figured the streak would end in the high altitude of Denver, where breaking balls don't break as much as they do at sea level.
"I knew if it got to me, it was going to end," Beckett said. "I don't have the stuff to pitch here and not get around the strike zone."
"We have a bunch of strike throwers on our team, so if any team could do it, it's a team like ours," Greinke said.
Greinke added, "If we counted our bullpen, it'd be a lot harder."
On the mend
Carl Crawford could spend significant time on the bench when he returns to the Dodgers, Manager Don Mattingly intimated.
Crawford was scheduled Monday to play in the third of at least five games with triple-A Albuquerque. The former All-Star left fielder has been sidelined since May 28 because of a sprained ankle and problems with his Achilles' tendon.
In Crawford's absence, Matt Kemp has become the Dodgers' primary left fielder. Mattingly implied that wouldn't change.
"We're playing pretty good and I don't expect to be making a bunch of changes," he said. "What's that saying? Don't mess with a good thing?"
With Crawford unavailable, the Dodgers have more or less settled on an everyday outfield, with Kemp in left, Yasiel Puig in right, and Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke sharing time in center. Mattingly acknowledged his players might be benefiting from the increased stability.
"Yeah, I think there could be something to that," Mattingly said. "I think a guy knows that when he comes to the park, he's going to play."
Mattingly said he isn't concerned that Crawford's return could affect the team.
"We'll just have to deal with it when he gets here," Mattingly said. "You know what? You never know what happens in five days, six days. Things tend to work themselves out."