The Dodgers and Rockies are underway at Camelback Ranch today, and Zach Lee is on the mound for Los Angeles.
On the lineup side of things, Andre Ethier is your leadoff hitter today!
Quick 1-2-3 inning for Zach Lee as he gets a flyout and two groundouts.
Andre Ethier draws a leadoff walk, but Howie Kendrick then strikes out. Justin Turner then doubles! Runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out. RBI groundout by Chase Utley gives the good guys a 1-0 lead! Yasiel Puig then grounds out to shortstop on a solidly struck ball to end the inning.
SECOND INNING: DODGERS LEAD 1-0
Another quick 1-2-3 inning for Lee as he gets a flyout to right, strikeout, and groundout to shortstop. He’s commanding well, keeping hitters guessing.
Yasmani Grandal laces a single to center field to start the frame, but Scott Van Slyke hits into a force out that retires Grandal at second for the first out. Then Joc Pederson grounds into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.
THIRD INNING: DODGERS LEAD 1-0
Lee retires the first two batters on swift grounders to second before a single to center gives Colorado their first baserunner of the game. Then a walk gives the Rockies runners on 1st and 2nd with two outs. Puig runs down a drive to right field to end the inning with zero damage down.
A groundout to shortstop off the bat of Elian Herrera starts the bottom of the third. Andre Ethier then ropes a one-out single to right field, and he continues his good day at the plate. Then Howie Kendrick flies out to right for the second out. Justin Turner ends the third with a popout.
FOURTH INNING: DODGERS LEAD 1-0
A double off the bat of Gerardo Parra gives the Rockies a leadoff baserunner here in the fourth. Nolan Arenado then lines a single to left field himself to score a run. And we’re all tied up. Zach Lee then gets taken out. Adam Liberatore now on the mound. He induces a flyout to center for the first out, as well as a flyout to center for the second out. A caught stealing ends the inning. To the bottom of the fourth we go!
After a Chase Utley strikeout, Yasiel Puig CRUSHES a baseball out to left field to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead!! Yasmani Grandal then follows up with a walk. Scott Van Slyke smokes a ball to left but it gets caught on a great play to rob Van Slyke of extra bases. Joc Pederson then lines a single over the glove of the shortstop to put runners on the corners with two outs. Grounder to second ends the inning, but the Dodgers have the lead again thanks to Yasiel Puig!
FIFTH INNING: DODGERS LEAD 2-1
Yimi Garcia is in the pitch for Los Angeles now. Garcia retires Kyle Parker on strikes to start the frame. A double to right gives them a baserunner, and a bunt to third causes a throwing error that brings the tying run home and seconds the batter to second. Tied at 2-2 now. Yasiel Puig then makes a FANTASTIC CATCH in right field for the second out! A broken bat grounder to first ends the half-ininng, but we’re tied again.
Andre Ethier gives a ball a ride to left-center, but it’s hauled in on a beautiful play. Howie Kendrick then grounds out just shy of the mound for the second out. Justin Turner then grounds out to second to the inning. Dodgers go down in order, and we’re through five innings.
SIXTH INNING: TIED AT 2-2
Left-handed phenom Julio Urias is on the mound now, and he retires the first batter on a grounder to second. A double off the bat of Arenado and a single to right field gives the Rockies a 3-2 lead. Joc Pederson then makes an INSANE CATCH in center field. He stretched all the way out, dove, and rolled onto the warning track while holding onto the baseball! A pop fly to center ends the top of the inning, but not before the Rockies retake the lead.
Chase Utley kickstarts the bottom of the inning with a ground rule double, which is followed by Corey Brown striking out. Shawn Zarraga then laces a single to right field to score Utley, and we’re knotted up again. This time at 3-3. Zarraga then slips in under the tag at second base after a wild pitch. Cody Bellinger then goes down as the second out of the inning on a strikeout. Joc Pederson, fresh off his insane catch, goes down on strikes to end the inning.
SEVENTH INNING: TIED AT 3-3
A 1-2-3 seventh inning for Julio Urias after a good snag in left field, a groundout, and a hell of a play by the third baseman Hicks that was finished off by a great dig by Bellinger at first base. TIME TO STRETCH!
Elian Herrera reaches on a fielding error by the second baseman to start the bottom half of the inning. Wild pitch sends Herrera to second, and Noel walks to give the Dodgers runners on 1st and 2nd with nobody out. Howie Kendrick then grounds into a force out at second for the first out to give Los Angeles runners on the corners. Brandon Hicks then hits a sac fly to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead, and the runner from first moves up to second. Micah Johnson grounds out to end the inning.
EIGHTH INNING: DODGERS LEAD 4-3
Carlos Frias is now in to pitch for the Dodgers. Frias then gets a routine grounder, a strikeout, and a grounder to third to have a 1-2-3 eight. To the bottom half we go!
Corey Brown pops out down the third base line, and three Rockies nearly collide but make the first out. Zarraga then singles to center. A flyout to right field is the second out. Trayce Thompson then walks to give the Dodgers two on with two outs. Elian Herrera with a 2-out RBI single gives the Dodgers a 5-3 lead now! Runners now on second and third after the throw up allows Herrera to take second. Dodgers then score TWO RUNS on a wild pitch! Oh what a play! 7-3 now! An error on a grounder puts a runner on second with two outs now. This inning has been … /sunglasses … Rocky for Colorado! Final out is recorded, and onto the ninth we go. THREE OUTS LEFT!
NINTH INNING: DODGERS LEAD 7-3
Ian Thomas in to close it out. The Rockies go down quietly for Thomas, and the Dodgers win!