Hey everybody! Remember double-headers? They used to be commonplace, just like stirrups and reasonably priced stadium beer.
Now it’s 2016, and you’d be hard pressed to find a double header anywhere in the majors. But the Dodgers and the Rockies had one today. Here’s how the first game went.
A long double brought in the Rockies’ first run. 0-1
3rd inning 0-2
Another Dodgers double play saved Stripling’s bacon. This time Gonzalez started the action.
4th inning 0-2
By this point, Stripling settled down and tossed two scoreless.
5th inning 0-2
The first 1,2,3 inning of the day for Stripling.
Like Maeda, he held the Rockies to only two early-inning runs. The question was, would the Dodgers bullpen be able to keep the Rockies scoreless? And even if they did, would the Dodgers offense come to life and deliver any run support?
6th inning 0-2
Stripling still in. He gave up a lead off double HIGH off the CF wall. He then gave up a fly ball over Rob Segedin. 0-3
7th inning 0-3
Kiké Enrique Hernandez led off with a walk. Charlie Culberson advanced him with a one-out single.
Ks by Yasmani Grandal and Howie Kendrick left home plate cold and deserted.
Casey Fien in. Rockies home run ball out. 0-4
8th inning 0-4
J.P. Howell in. Another Rockies rally. Another 3 runs in. 0-7
That was it. Dodgers lost 0-7
The Dodgers have only scored one run over the first two games of the series. They have scored ten runs over the last seven games. 1.42 runs a game. Sheesh.
Nothing good to report in the notes. The Dodgers were flat all day, and they still have one more game to go! Look out, Hilda!
Ross Stripling (L 3-6) went 6 innings with 9 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk and 2 Ks. ERA 4.15
Team with RISP: 0 for 7. Apparently, the Dodgers can lead base runners to third, but they can’t make them come home.