The third place Rockies rolled into Chavez Ravine on the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, to face a Dodgers team that was as hot as it had been all season. Unfortunately, that was only as hot as a 4 inning-old Dodger dog.
The Dodgers swept the Braves over the weekend, but skipper Dave Roberts figured he would fix what wasn’t broken by once again shuffling his line up. Chase Utley and Joc Pederson rode the bench, while Justin (3 for 18) Turner, got to bat lead off. Go figure.
Gerardo Parra opened the scoring with a solo homer off of Mike Bolsinger. 1-0
Adrian Gonzalez walked.
Howie Kendrick singled Gonzo to third.
Enrique Hernandez brought him home and picked up the RBI. 1-1
The Dodgers started out like they were going to keep on scoring runs, just as they had over the weekend against the Braves. That only lasted one inning, as the offense spun in place, failing to get any more hits.
5th inning Tie score 1-1
Bolsinger left one up high that Reynolds hit for a double. They quickly cashed him in to take a 2-1 lead.
The Dodgers bats remained stuck on the beach, and could not make any headway.
8th inning Rockies 6-1
Chris Hatcher in.
1,2,3 inning. Yay?
The Dodgers offense remained missing in action.
Dodgers lose 6-1
Bolsinger did not have a good night, but up until the 5th inning, he held the Rockies to only two runs. If he got more run support, things may have been very different.
But that wasn’t to be, as the Dodgers were one hit by Tyler Chadwood, the proud owner of a 5-0 road record. Chadwood is certainly a good pitcher on the road, and he met a team that has been notoriously bad at home. Dave Roberts put a man who has not hit consistently all season in the lead off spot, and well, the result that anyone with two cents of baseball knowledge could have foreseen, came to pass.
Even money says the Red Albatross bats leadoff again tomorrow. Because, why wouldn’t he?
Mike Bolsinger (1-3) went 5 1/3 innings with 7 hits, 6 runs,2 walks, 5 K’s, 2 HRs. ERA 5.75
Team with RISP: 0 for 2 Yawn