Friday night was almost exactly what you would expect from the Dodgers playing the lowly Rockies. After a big series sweep over the Padres down in San Diego, the bats went quiet aside from a pair of solo homeruns.
But 2 blown calls in the 9th inning are what had Dodgers fans leaving the stadium shaking their heads. There was this big missed call on what should have been ball 4 on Corey Seager. Rather than having 2 runners on with 1 away, they had just 1 more out to work with.
Then came a questionable called strike on a check swing from AJ Pollock to end the game. Rather than having 2 runners on again, Pollock was rung up and the Dodgers took the lost. But Dave Roberts wasn’t about to blame the umpiring for the loss.
Will had a really nice night and Trea ran into one – a really good piece of hitting. Outside of that we really didn’t do anything. …That inning certainly didn’t cost us the game. I think overall tonight, punching out 12 times, no walks. Not a good performance offensively.
The offense managed just 4 hits off of starter Kyle Freeland and struck out 7 times. They ended the game going 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position, all of which came in the 9th inning. They also left just 4 runners on base and the offense fell completely flat.
Onward and upward. The Dodgers and Rockies are back at it tonight in Los Angeles with David Price on the mound against Jon Gray.