The Dodgers spent the second day of their post-Puig era with the Colorado Rockies. After yesterday’s sleepy loss, today’s game held plenty of fireworks. Unfortunately, most of them went off in the Dodgers faces.
Justin Turner opened the home run gates with a two run blast to draw first blood. 2-0
Spoiler Alert: Nothing good for the Dodgers happened for the rest of the day.
Brock Stewart gave up two homers and five runs.5-0
More Spoilers: The Rockies were just getting started.
2nd inning Rockies 5-2
With runners on the corners and one out, Joc Pederson misread a squeeze bunt, and ran himself off third base and into an out. By running with his head looking at the ground and not at the play developing in front of him, Pederson effectively killed the inning.
A decent enough, scoreless inning for Stewart. Whew!
3rd inning Rockies 5-2
Heart of the order shut down with two strike outs.
Stewart has settled down and retired eight in a row.
5th inning Rockies 5-2
Rain started falling.
The Dodgers went quietly and the game became official.
The Rockies knocked out their third home run of the night to make things 7-2.
Next batter, another home run. 8-2
Did we mention this game was official?
Stewart out. New Dodger Josh Fields in.
First batter, RBI single. 9-2
Seven men batted and four runs scored before the Dodgers recorded one out.
And there was still plenty of game to go.
6th inning Rockies 9-2
JT started the inning off with a base hit. That was it.
LP Fields out. Julio Urias in to face the Rockies’ meat of the order.
Side note: this was Urias’ first time pitching without glasses.
He walked his first batter, and then gave up a two run bomb to the next one. 11-2
The rally just went on. 12-2
7th inning Rockies 12-2
Rain was really coming down. While hitting into the last out of the inning, Carlos Gonzalez rolled his ankle in the muddy batter’s box. He had to be helped off the field by two Rockies trainers.
For the remainder of the game, the Dodgers and Rockies went through the motions, pretending there was something resembling competition taking place. But we all knew better.
Dodgers lose 12-3
In the Battle of the Rookie Pitchers,the Rockies gave their pitchers double-digit runs of support. Dodgers pitching got punched in the gut.
For the second night in a row, the Dodgers failed to capitalize on a Giants’ loss.
Over the first two games of the series, the Rockies outscored the Dodgers 19 to 6.
Here’s the link to the game’s box score. I’m not going to torture myself by typing up the Dodgers’ pitching lines.
Home run: Justin Turner
Team with RISP: 0 for 2. Even if they were 2 for 2, it would have still been a laugher.