The Dodgers wrapped up their regular season schedule with a 6-3 win over Colorado on Sunday afternoon. The victory gives them a new Los Angeles record 104th win. The Dodgers (104-58) ended with a 47-34 road record and eight wins in their final ten contests. This was the best way to end the season. It’s always nice to end on a win even if the game is meaningless.
The Dodgers used a myriad of pitchers in what was described as a bullpen game. Ross Stripling pitched the first two innings and the offense gave the hurlers plenty of early support against opposing starter Kyle Freeland. The Dodgers scored one run in the first, third and fourth innings. Then they plated two more in the top of the fifth. The boys in blue scored six runs on 10 hits and were 4 for 13 with runners in scoring position.
Dodgers 6 10 0
Rockies 3 10 0
Doubles from Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger scored a run in the opening frame. Seager singled in the third inning and Justin Turner’s double put him in scoring position. He scored on Enrique Hernandez’s sacrifice fly. A walk from Yasiel Puig and consecutive singles from Seager and Chris Taylor scored the third run in the top of the fourth. An RBI double from Joc Pederson and a bases loaded walk from Charlie Culberson scored the subsequent runs in the top of the fifth. Pederson would drive in a second run in the seventh with another run scoring double.
The Dodger pitching staff was very effective. Kenta Maeda got the win as he tossed two scoreless innings in relief. Edward Paredes, Brandon McCarthy, Walker Buehler and Josh Fields all got in work as well after Stripling pitched the first two innings.
And with that the season comes to a close. The Dodgers open the NLDS on Friday October 6. Clayton Kershaw will start game 1 and Rich Hill will take the mound for game 2. Games 3 and 4 are still undecided. The Dodgers will play either Colorado or Arizona; whoever wins the NL Wild Card game on Wednesday.
I just want to thank everyone here again for joining us for another exciting season of Dodger baseball. The real fun begins on Friday. Until then let’s take a breather and look back at one of the most exciting seasons in Dodger history.