Those Dodgers and their home runs
The defining moments of this game came in the fifth inning. Up to that point, the Dodgers had been held scoreless. On the heels of a solid pitching performance last night, we might have even started getting comfortable thinking the Rockies could hold them down.
Or not. Things started to unravel when Antonio Senzatela surrendered a solo home run to his counterpart Hyun-Jin Ryu. In case you need a refresher on what Ryu’s swing looks like, here you go:
Jake McGee then came in to try and clean up the mess and faced Cody Bellinger with the bases loaded. I’ll let you guess how a showdown between McGee and the possible National League MVP turned out. Did you guess grand slam? You’re right!
The next couple Dodgers runs also came on solo home runs. That’s what they do, and it looks like they might do it all the way to the World Series.
Ryu stifles the bats
There were a couple fun moments, as both Garrett Hampson and Sam Hilliard were able to take Ryu deep. That was part of an overall nice game from Hilliard in which he had he had three hits and three driven in. He’s definitely on the list of young guys to keep an eye on for this last week or so of the season.
As for the rest of the lineup? Ryu mostly had them off balance as he struck out eight hitters over seven innings of work. He did allow those home runs and give up three runs, but in the end he was probably the MVP of this game between his pitching and that silly home run.
The Rockies are off on Monday before starting a series with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. Jeff Hoffman is scheduled to start opposite Madison Bumgarner.