The Dodgers got some bad news today as Clayton Kershaw went back on the DL with a strain in the lower back. Kershaw will be out for a month. The injury is similar to last year where he missed a month. The Dodgers traveled to Coors at 26-30 and four games behind the Rockies. Today started a three game set that could get the Dodgers back in the race. Today was a bullpen day for the Dodgers and Scott Alexander got the start for the Dodgers against Tyler Anderson of the Rockies.
Kershaw diagnosed with lower back strain. Similar diagnosis to last year, as he said yesterday. He missed five weeks last year.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) June 1, 2018
This game would be a slugfest. Chris Taylor started the game with a triple. Justin Turner flied out to score a run. Matt Kemp then hit a solo shot to make the score 2-0. In the bottom of the first, Carlos Gonzalez singled in a run to make the score 2-1. Scott Alexander came out in the 2nd inning and Dennis Santana came in to make his major league debut. Chris Iannetta doubled and then Santana hit the the pitcher Anderson. D.J. LeMahieu singled in a run to tie the score. Charlie Blackmon then tripled in two runs and the Rockies led 4-2.
In the top of the 4th, Logan Forsythe singled to start the inning. Austin Barnes reached on an infield single. Yasiel Puig then reached on an infield single as well. Then Dennis Santana doubled in two runs to tie the score at 4-4. Chris Taylor hit a sacrifice fly to make the score 5-4 Dodgers. In the bottom of the 4th, D.J. LeMahieu singled in a run to tie the score 5-5. In the bottom of the 5th, Gerardo Parra singled in a run and the Rockies took a 6-5 lead. In the top of the 6th, Yasiel Puig singled to get things started for the Dodgers. Breyvic Valera then walked. CT3 then hit a three run shot and the Dodgers took an 8-6 lead.
Three games under .500 but only three games out of first place. https://t.co/t4VLQEqI5R
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) June 2, 2018
Logan Forsythe then hit sacrifice fly to score a run and the score was 9-6 Dodgers. Nolan Arenado then hit a solo shot off Yimi Garcia and the score was 9-7. In the top of the 9th, Austin Barnes walked followed up by a two run shot by Yasiel Puig to make the score 11-7. Kenley Jansen came in to get one out in the 8th. Jansen got into some trouble in the 9th and gave up a run to make the score 11-8. He was able to get out of the jam with the tying run at the plate.