Fresh off finding out that Rich Hill is on the DL again. The Dodgers got stymied by Rockies left hander Kyle Freeland yesterday. Hoping to recover the Dodgers sent their ace Clayton Kershaw to oppose Rockies legend in the making Jon Gray. Kershaw didn’t seem his dominant self and surrendered a homer in the first to Nolan Arenado and back-to-back homers for the first time in his career, with Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra going deep in the sixth to help the Rockies beat the Dodgers 4-2 on Saturday night.
With the victory the Rockies move to 5-1 while the Dodgers fall to 3-3. The Rockies and Snakes are going to be tough this year. Andrew Toles hit a solo shot in the fifth to tie the score at 1-1. The Dodgers have gone cold up in Coors as of late. The Dodgers have scored three runs in the first two games of this series.
Parra of the Rockies also came up big with his glove, reaching up to take an extra-base hit away from Corey Seager in the third. An inning later, Parra saved at least a run with a diving catch on Yasiel Puig‘s sinking liner. The Dodgers had a threat going on in the 7th when Yasiel Puig led off with double. Chase Utley came up and struck out as well as Logan Forsythe.
Then Yasiel Puig got caught stealing third, I couldn’t figure why he was stealing but he did and got thrown out. So the Dodgers managed very little pressure on Jon Gray who is a right hander. The Rockies bullpen also shut down the Dodgers. The Dodgers are 1-12 with runners in scoring position in this series. Things won’t get any easier going forward as the Dodgers will face a left hander tomorrow.
Kenta Maeda who struggled in his first start will try to right the ship ansd salvage a game for the Dodgers in Coors. The Dodgers will then head to Wrigley to face the defending champion Chicago Cubs.