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.
Homers in back-to-back games for Dahl! pic.twitter.com/9Fo4KdMaSN— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 7, 2019
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.
First Major League at bat. First Major League hit.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 7, 2019
Welcome to The Show Josh Fuentes! pic.twitter.com/BMX3JY2W2q
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.