The Dodgers got a great come from behind victory last night. Bad news followed today with the news that Kenley Jansen will be out for a month with an irregular heartbeat, which has happened in the past in the same ballpark. So the Dodgers need to make a bullpen move. Today the Dodgers put Kenta Maeda on the mound against Jon Gray of the Rockies. Manny Machado wasn’t in the lineup tonight.
The Dodgers got off to a good start as Justin Turner hit a double with one out. Yasmani Grandal then singled him in and the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first the Rockies struck back as Charlie Blackmon singled and D.J. LeMahieu hit a two run shot for the 2-1 lead. Cargo then hit a triple but Maeda was able to get out of the inning. In the bottom of the third, Cargo walked. Trevor Story then doubled him in for a 3-1 lead.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed All-Star closer Kenley Jansen on the 10-day disabled list with an irregular heartbeat and recalled switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 10, 2018
In the top of the fourth, Cody Bellinger hit a single. Looks like he is breaking out. Max Muncy then hit a two run shot to tie the game. Muncy looks like he is figuring it out. Nolan Arenado had to leave the game due to some sort of injury. He is the Rockies most dangerous hitter. In the top of the fifth, Justin Turner was hit by pitch. Brian Dozier then walked. Cody Bellinger then singled in a run and the Dodgers took a 4-3 lead. Maeda ended up pitching six innings. In the bottom of the 7th, Zac Rosscup came in.
Not hitting at the level he did with the Orioles, but A) it's a small sample size and there's plenty of baseball left, and B) he's contributed.
Also, there really wasn't anyone criticizing what the Dodgers gave up in the trade at the time. Can't have revisionist history. https://t.co/O7sfeNms0W
— Dodger Blue (@DodgerBlue1958) August 11, 2018
D.J. LeMahieu hit a single. Ryan McMahon then hit a two run shot and the Rockies took a 5-4 lead. The Dodgers didn’t hit any late home-runs tonight to come back. Dylan Floro came in to relieve Rosscup. John Axford pitched a scoreless 8th. Jake Mcgee of the Rockies pitched a perfect 8th and Adam Ottavino closed the Dodgers out in the 9th. Tomorrow is game 3 with Walker Buehler on the mound.