Rich Hill took the mound against Tyler Anderson as the Dodgers took on the Rockies. Rich Hill pitched his tail off to the tune of 110 pitches. The Dodgers bats were silent most of the night. Matt Kemp has been slumping and Justin Turner hasn’t gotten on track. This turned into a pitchers duel. In the first inning, Hill only gave up a single to Nolan Arenado. In the top of third, Hill gave up a single to Tyler Anderson.
Ian Desmond singled off Rich Hill in the fourth inning. Rich Hill was cruising along. Dodgers didn’t get their first hit until the bottom of the fourth inning as Justin Turner singled. Yasmani Grandal, Joc Pederson, and Max Muncy all sat out this game. Walker Buehler was optioned to single A Rancho.
The Dodgers will bring up J.T. Chargois tomorrow to complete their roster. He has been making multiple-inning stints in triple-A.
— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) June 30, 2018
The game was scoreless until the Rockies struck in the 5th inning as Matt Valaika hit a solo shot and the Rockies took a 1-0 lead. The Dodgers got two hits in the bottom of the fifth but Logan Forsythe hit into a double play and Austin Barnes grounded out to end the inning. Rich Hill pitched into 7th inning. Scott Alexander entered the game in the top of the 8th and promptly gave up a solo shot to Nolan Arenado. The Bullpen lately has been springing some leaks. The Dodgers need to make a move to get some bullpen arms even if they have to trade some depth from the roster.
In the ninth inning, Yimi Garcia gave up a solo shot to Chris Iannetta and the Rockies led 3-0. The Dodgers were about to get shut out until Justin Turner hit a solo shot off Wade Davis but the Dodgers would lose 3-1.
Turner’s HR makes it 54 on the month. That’s a #Dodgers franchise record.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) June 30, 2018
The Dodgers are a .500 team at home. The Dodgers need to trade their prospects to get Manny Machado. Its time to go all in. The team needs an extra bat.