Before tonight, I had never heard of Matt Beaty. By the end of the night, his two-run home run had sent the Rockies to their ninth straight loss against the Dodgers. Add Beaty’s name to the list of random Dodgers that have beaten the Rockies in recent years. Guys like Andrew Toles and Alex Guerrero that have come from nowhere to steal games from the Rockies.
That isn’t to discredit the performance of Walker Buehler, who was brilliant on the mound for the Dodgers tonight. He pitched all nine innings, allowing two runs on three hits with no walks and 16 strikeouts. He threw a career-high 111 pitches, 83 for strikes in dominating the Rockies.
Chuck Nazty stays hot
Charlie Blackmon extended his hitting streak to 11 games with two of the Rockies’ three hits in the game. He tied the game at two with a solo home run in the sixth and added a one-out single in the ninth, but was stranded on first base. Blackmon now has eight home runs during his 11-game hitting streak.
After three straight rough starts, German Márquez was back to his best self, thowing eight innings and allowing just two runs, one earned, on five hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. He threw 93 pitches, 63 for strikes before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the top of the ninth.
The Rockies will look to even the series in Los Angeles tomorrow, but it will be a tall task as the Dodgers send Hyun-jin Ryu and his 1.26 ERA to the mound against Peter Lambert. First pitch is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Mountain time.