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Dodgers 2, Rockies 1 (5 innings): Dodgers, rain, umpires conspire to extend Rockies' losing streak to eight

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Baseball is dumb. So is rain.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies lost their eighth-straight game tonight, 2-1 to the Dodgers, thanks to a combination of Eddie Butler's walks, Tim Timmons' incompetence and Mother Nature's wrath.

Los Angeles scored its only two runs in the top of the first when Butler walked Joc Pederson and Justin Turner, putting men on first and second with one out. Adrian Gonzalez then doubled, scoring Pederson and Turner scored on Yasmani Grandal's sacrifice fly, giving the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.

Despite the rough start, it was actually a solid outing for Butler, who pitched 5⅓ innings, allowing two runs on five hits, walking four and striking out three. He threw 90 pitches, just 47 for strikes.

The Rockies got a run back in the bottom of the fourth when Nolan Arenado singled home Troy Tulowitzki, who had doubled to leadoff the inning. The game should have been tied in the fifth when Charlie Blackmon scored on Corey Dickerson's infield single, but home plate umpire Tim Timmons was tired of standing out in the rain and called Blackmon out, a call that was inexplicably upheld by replay despite the fact that said replay showed Blackmon to be clearly safe.

I leave you tonight with Creedence Clearwater Revival asking the same question we all are right about now:


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