After an emotional series, the Dodgers sent the fading Giants down south, beaten and limping, to face the Padres. Tonight they welcomed the “meh” Rockies. Could the boys in blue keep up the fire necessary to close out the run to the NL West title?
A perfect inning for Brett Anderson.
The Rockies drew first blood, scoring 3 fast runs on 4 singles.
Yasmani Grandal got a little back with a solo homer. 1-3
3rd inning. 1-3
A much-needed 1,2,3 inning for Brett Anderson.
The fourth inning belongs to Chase…
5th inning 1-3
Andersdon gave up a solo home run. 1-4
6th inning 1-4
The Dodgers finally put a threat together with two on and one out for Josh Reddick. He picked up a soft grounder RBI. 2-4
7th inning 2-4
The Dodgers once again showed offensive promise with bases loaded, one out, and Adrian Gonzalez coming up.
Gonzalez walked, to make it 3-4.
Up came Yaz with the bases still loaded, and he went BOOOOOOM!!! with his second bomber of the night. This time, it was a grand slam to make it 7-4 Dodgers.
The Rockies never recovered, and that’s how the game closed out.
Dodgers Win! 7-4
I could rant and rail over the waste – and almost loss – that came at the hands of Brett Anderson, but the Dodgers won, and the magic number has been dropped to Duke Snider’s number 4, so let’s just stay positive tonight.
The ol’ LADR mojo strikes again: Right after we suggested Corey Seager drop in the batting order, the skipper dropped Seager down to bat third.
We also liked Andrew Toles batting higher in the order, and he batted second tonight. Tolesy went 0 for 3 with a strike out, but we love Toles’ speed and power at the top of the lineup. Here’s hoping he stays up there.
Welcome back, Dre: Andre Ethier led off the big seventh inning rally with a pinch hit double.
Yas sir!: Yasmani went 4 for 4, with 5 RBIs, 2 HRs, and 1 grand(al) slam!
Brett Anderson went 5 innings with 6 hits, 4 runs, 1 HR, 1 walk, 2 Ks. ERA 15.00 That’s no typo, it’s friggin’ 15!
Team with RISP: 1 for 9
Final Tributes: The Rockies stopped by the booth to honor Vinny: