A 7-2 win over the Rockies makes the Dodgers 7-2 on the season. They remain at the top of the division with a four-game win streak.

The win went to Walker Buehler, the loss went to Jon Gray, and the save went to Kenly Jansen.

Offense Breakdown

Dave Roberts went with a left-handed heavy lineup to face the right-hander, Jon Gray.

The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when A.J. Pollock singled to drive in Justin Turner. Max Muncy followed with a sacrifice fly to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.

Cody Bellinger continued to rake as he went 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI-triple. Following his triple in the sixth inning, Pollock hit a sacrifice fly to bring him in and give the Dodgers a 4-1 lead.

Alex Verdugo hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, which now makes it eight straight games with a home run for the Dodgers.

Verdugo had another big hit in the ninth inning as he tripled to drive in Max Muncy to make the score 6-2. That was followed with a sacrifice fly by Austin Barnes which extended the Dodgers’ lead to five runs.

The offense is good, and they continued to show it this game. No matter who is in the lineup, the team is producing. Is it too early to award hitting coach Robert Van Scoyoc the NL MVP award?

Pitching Breakdown

Walker Buehler made his second start of the season and it was much better than his first start. He went five innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out four and walking two. The only run he allowed came on a high fastball that most players wouldn’t catch up to, but David Dahl didn’t miss it.

Pedro Baez came in to pitch the sixth inning and continued to cement his legacy as one of the best relievers in baseball history pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout. Yimi Garcia relieved Baez in the seventh and pitched a perfect inning.

The eighth inning took four relievers to get through it. Garia started the inning but was removed after allowing a single to Josh Fuentes. Caleb Ferguson was brought in to face Charlie Blackmon but walked him on four pitches. With runners on first and second, Roberts turned to Dylan Floro, who got Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado out before allowing an RBI-single to Dahl, which cut the Dodgers lead to three. With runners back on first and second, Kenley Jansen came in to pitch. Jansen struck out Ian Desmond on five pitches.

In the ninth, Jansen allowed a leadoff double to Mark Reynolds. He ended up stranding Reynolds at third base by striking out Garrett Hampson.

What’s Next?

The Dodgers will finish the series and look for the sweep against the Rockies tomorrow, April 7 at 1:10 p.m. Left-hander Julio Urias will be on the mound for the Dodgers while right-hander Chad Bettis will start for the Rockies.