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Dodgers Destroy Rockies On Sunday Night Baseball For Coors Sweep

Without question, the Los Angeles Dodgers are raising eyebrows and making a name for themselves on the national stage. On ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, they showcased the hottest hitter in the sport and swept the Colorado Rockies 12-6. Now, the Dodgers are 8-2 and headed to St. Louis.

It feels like dozens of players did good things tonight. Here are the standouts.

The Offense

Obviously, we should just headline the column with Cody Bellinger until further notice. While he did many good baseball things before this, it got Matt Vasgersian excited. Bellinger slugged his seventh homer of the season, doubled, singled, walked, and threw out a runner at third.

Of course – when you score a dozen runs on the night – a lot of people in the lineup contribute. Bellinger’s blast was the cherry on the sundae built by guys like Justin Turner, Corey Seager, David Freese, Max Muncy, Kiké Hernandez, and Austin Barnes. Also, Julio Urias was the player who put the Dodgers on the board with an RBI single in the top of the 2nd.

I hate to say it, but the Dodgers are hitting so much a little bit of it runs together. Muncy homered, Freese doubled off the wall, Hernandez doubled down the line. Los Angeles had about three times the amount of quality at-bats than their Mile High counterparts.

Let’s leave it at this: the Dodgers under Robert Von Scoyoc are a force to be reckoned with. I don’t know how this story ends, but I have never seen anything like this offensively with any team coming out of the gates. They’re downright scary and no pitching staff has an answer for them at the time being. They fear no one. They’re also showing some good camaraderie.

 

The Pitching

Julio Urias did his best to compete on Sunday night. While he didn’t survive the fourth inning, Joe Kelly came in for some solid relief and earned his first victory of the season. From there, Caleb Ferguson and the latest and greatest Dodger Dennis Santana closed things down adequately.

It’s not common to talk about pitching performances when you leave Coors Field. The Dodgers held the opposition to less than their own offense. It was a solid job, and the staff as a whole didn’t get chewed up as badly as you expect. Equally important, they won all three games.

Up Next

The Dodgers begin a three-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis on Monday night. It should be a great follow-up road test for the boys in blue. Early impressions on these Dodgers are nothing short of incredible.

Leave us your thoughts in the comments. Seize the day!

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. Undeniably, our boys in blue “showed up” last night. Cody Bellinger has been offensively and defensively on point, but our whole team was on. Most impressive is that last night was not only about our long ball (that I personally love to watch.) We were advancing players with small(er) ball and capitalizing off of Rockies mistakes. I concur, the bull pen decently rose to the occasion and Santana settled in nicely. But don’t forget Urias got us on the board before leaving the game early.

    Rockies are probably still reeling and trying to figure out what hit them. The Dodgers looked like the talented, cohesive, group of guys we fans love to watch. Nicely done!

  2. Best play of the game, for me anyway………Bellinger legging out a dribbler in the infield for a hit. That’s the way the game should be played………it is so much easier to root for players who put forth that type of effort. So glad Friedman resisted the Marlins efforts to take Cody from us.

    • Bluz I agree Bellinger legging that one out to get a hit and see his emotion made me love the young man for his hustle and attitude. Gotta root for that type of player. Also Bellinger throwing out that base runner showed he is not just an offensive threat but a complete player.

      Yes trading Bellinger for Realmuto especially when Barnes and Martin are playing so well would have been beyond idiotic.

      But the Sportswriters in LA and many of the fans wanted that shiny new media induced high to get a new player any player…FOR ANY COST!!

  3. 24 TO 4………..Home runs this year versus Dodger homeruns hit @ this point last year……….and last year the Dodgers hit 235 dingers, highest number in franchise history. This years team looks like an American League team, even though they have no DH. The other major difference, this team has great starting pitching. Sure looks promising, doesn’t it?

    • Interesting post here and of course I agree. And another difference was that for the first 1 and 1/2 months of the year we were being out homered by the opponents and ya noticed how that contributed to that 16 and 26 start in 2018. Key here is if the starters AND the relievers can keep the ball in the yard, ( like they did last night) Dodgers will also be better off, even thru the PS.. Long way to go but now we will be facing teams that have better pitching so wss.

  4. I’m sure you guys realize that these are 3 really bad, sub 500 teams. Pretty soon we will start playing real major league teams. Than you can start analyzing this team. By may 1st we’ll have a better idea. In the meantime this has been like a fun spring training extension.

  5. The Dodgers are starting out awesomely this year. Especially Cody Bellinger. To be a little silly for a moment, after the first 10 games of this year, Cody is on pace for a 162 game hitting streak, a .400 batting average for the season, 113 homers and 291 RBI. I know it is a small sample size, but 10 games is still a pretty significant stretch. He won’t do this, but what can be projected may just be really awesome. And Bellinger is not all alone in a lot of this, either. Now, to just get the pitching, especially the bullpen on track with this. Go Dodgers!!!!!

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