Coming off a big series against the San Francisco Giants, any thoughts of a potential letdown for the Los Angeles Dodgers were quickly laid to rest.
As an early sign he may be coming out of his slump, Yasiel Puig singled up the middle in the first inning and came home on Matt Kemp’s two-run home run. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, Roberto Hernandez continued to struggle and he gave up one run in the first and second innings, which allowed the Rockies to tie the game.
Wilin Rosario’s solo home run did the damage in the second inning, however Hernandez found himself in danger of allowing the Rockies to take the lead as DJ LeMahieu hit a one-out triple. That brought Rockies starter Christian Bergman to the plate and in somewhat of a difficult position.
With one down in the inning, the Rockies couldn’t afford to waste another out with the pitcher’s spot. Thus, the Rockies called a suicide squeeze play, but Bergman was unable to get the bunt down and A.J. Ellis came out of his catcher’s stance to tag LeMahieu.