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Rockies 9, Dodgers 1: Rockies play good baseball for nine full innings

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Colorado dominated LA in all facets of the game

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The Rockies defeated the Dodgers tonight at Coors Field by the score of 9-1. In a month that has been very bad this was probably the most complete game Colorado has played in quite some time.

The Gray Wolf Howls

Anyone who was concerned about Jon Gray’s health after he was removed from his last start needn’t worry tonight. He went eight innings and allowed just one run—in the eighth inning, no less—on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts. The line is impressive on it’s own but it didn’t look great in the second inning. Gray walked the first two batters he faced to create an insta-jam only to come back and strike out the next three batters, all swinging at sliders. His season ERA now sits at 3.88, which is pretty great.

Five Run Fifth

The Dodgers were certainly at the bottom of their fifth halfway through the game. Nursing a 1-0 lead, the Rockies sent eight men to the plate before the Dodgers even recorded an out. The big plays were a two-run single from Nolan Arenado followed up two batters later with a two-run double from Ryan McMahon to make it 6-0 Rockies, ending Kenta Maeda’s night early.

#BetterCallDahl for taco’s

It was 6-1 in the bottom of the eighth and the Rockies seemed more than poised to open up the homestand with a victory. But there just seemed to be something missing. Enter, David Dahl:

Oh yeah, he got all of that one. Enjoy taco’s tomorrow, Denver.

Up Next

The Rockies and Dodgers will have game two of the three-game set Tuesday evening. No official word on who the Dodgers are sending to the mound but Kyle Freeland will toe the rubber starting at 6:40 pm MT.