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Dodgers 7, Rockies 2: No offense, play team baseball!

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The Rockies recorded three hits, and only one came around to score

There was excitement surrounding the call up of Josh Fuentes, but the excitement soon quieted down as the Rockies’ bats were once again silenced in a 7-2 loss. The Rockies recorded six hits total, and none of those came from consecutive hitters. 50% of them came from David Dahl, who recorded two singles and a home run. The other three hits came off the bats of Jon Gray, Josh Fuentes, and Mark Reynolds. The Dodgers, on the other hand, played very good team baseball. They hit three sacrifice flies and two of those scored runs.

From a pitching standpoint, Gray didn’t have a terrible start, but it wasn’t great either. He was tagged for the five Dodger runs off of eight hits in 6 innings. One of those hits was a home run to Alex Verdugo, which sealed Gray’s fate in the seventh. Harrison Musgrave gave up the other two in the ninth.

Double Decker Dahl

David Dahl plated both of the Rockies runs — one by hitting a solo shot in the fourth inning and the other by driving in Josh Fuentes in the eighth on sharp single to left center. After hitting a home run last night as well, Dahl has now homered in eight of his last nine games at Coors Field.

Tony Wolters, base stealer killer

Even though the Dodgers scored five runs, Tony Wolters helped keep the score lower than it could’ve been by cutting down not one but two potential base stealers. First, he threw out Austin Barnes in the third inning trying to steal second. Next, he also threw out A.J. Pollock trying to steal in the fourth, which ended the inning in the middle of Alex Verdugo’s at bat. Verdugo went on to strike out in his resumed at bat in the fifth.

Enter Josh Fuentes

Josh Fuentes was called up tonight to make his MLB debut. He came on as a pinch hitter in the eighth and recorded a single on the second pitch of his very first (and only for this game) at bat. He was eventually knocked in by David Dahl on his third hit of the night to record his first major league run scored. What a memorable moment in an otherwise forgettable night at Coors.

Up Next

The Rockies look to avoid the sweep against the Dodgers on Sunday Night Baseball tomorrow night. The game will be broadcast on ESPN with first pitch at 6:30 pm MT. Chad Bettis takes the mound for the Rockies against Julio Urias.