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Dodgers 12, Rockies 5: Rockies in over their heads in LA

The Dodgers continued to pile on the Rockies pitching staff

The Rockies took an early 4-1 lead over Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Friday night only to lose, 12-5. They hit four solo home runs but wasn’t enough to overcome LA’s 13 hits. The Dodgers have scored 133 runs in 17 games against the Rockies this season while allowing 88.

Rock Bottom of the Fourth

The fourth inning began with Garrett Hampson hitting his fifth home run to give the Rockies a 4-1 lead. It ended with the Dodgers ahead 8-4. Perhaps what got the Dodgers going was manager Dave Roberts getting tossed for arguing balls and strikes during Gavin Lux’s first AB of the inning. Perhaps it was Peter Lambert and then Sam Howard missing their spots. In any case, the Dodgers sent 12 men to the plate in the inning, with the big blast being a three-run home run from AJ Pollock to make it 8-4.

Dingers, Dingers, Dingers

Can’t blame the Rockies offense for not showing up for this one, as they hit three home runs off future Hall-of-Famer (yeah, I said it) Clayton Kershaw. Two of those came off back-to-back jacks from Nolan Arenado (his 41st) and Charlie Blackmon (his 30th) in the first inning, eliciting boos from the Dodger faithful.

This tweet was nice

I didn’t see it during the game but it made me smile afterwards, even though the game was, shall we say, poopy.

Up Next

Game two is scheduled for Saturday 7:10 pm MT. Chi Chi Gonzalez looks for win number two while the Dodgers will send out Walker Buehler.