The Dodgers came out swinging for the fences as Andre Ethier and Jimmy Rollins hit back-to-back solo shots off of Kyle Kendrick in the second inning. This would set the tone as Kyle Kendrick did not have his best stuff Monday night.
The Rockies tied the game up in the fourth after Troy Tulowitzki ripped a sharp single into right-center field and Nolan Arenado crushed a two-run home run to even the game at two.
It was nice. Just look at Kershaw’s face:
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The Dodgers offense started rolling once again in the sixth where they put the nail in the coffin on Kendrick’s night. Enrique Hernandez started the scoring with a ground ball RBI single to center field and was followed by an RBI single from the opposing pitcher. Christian Friedrich came on in relief to attempt to stop the bleeding but only made things worse when he served up a three-run bomb off the bat of Joc Pederson. Howie Kendrick capped off the six-run inning with an RBI single. Kendrick pitched 5.1 innings and allowed 10 hits and six runs (five earned).
Kershaw didn’t run into much trouble after that as he finished his night after seven innings of two-run baseball. He allowed just five hits while striking out seven and walking one.
The runs continued to pour down on the Rockies as Christian Bergman allowed a three-run shot off the bat of Howie Kendrick to completely put the game out of reach as the Dodgers were ahead 11-2. Seriously though, when do we stop playing the Dodgers every other week?
The Rockies added on two more runs in the eighth inning off of reliever David Huff, but they needed a much bigger rally as they still trailed 11-4.
J.P. Howell came in and got the final three outs to end the game.
All in all, it wasn’t a fun night in Denver.
The Rockies will play a doubleheader tomorrow with game one starting at 1:10 MT and game two starting at 6:40 MT.
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