Saturday night was unfortuantely something that could have been expected for the Dodgers. Even with a new-look and high-powered offense, German Marquez has consistently given them fits over the years. This time was no different in Colorado.
Marquez held the Dodgers to just one run over the course of 7 strong innings. He struck out 5 and induced a whole lot of soft contact, most of which came on the ground. Los Angeles’ offense could not get it going against him, aside from a solo homerun off the bat of Austin Barnes.
Tony Gonsolin got the start in this one, needing 62 pitches to get through 3 innings of work. But to his credit, he allowed just 1 run and issued 1 walk. The Rockies would later get to the bullpen to beat the Dodgers. Blake Treinen gave up a solo homerun to Connor Joe in the 8th inning to give the Rockies the lead for good.
All told, the Dodgers tallied 7 hits and went 2-for-6 with runners in scoring position. That proved to not be enough as Colorado rolled past Los Angeles. With this type of lineup, that’s borderline unacceptable.
Up next, the Dodgers take on the Rockies again on Sunday afternoon. Julio Urias will get the ball for Los Angeles while facing off against Antonio Senzatela. They need a win, and the offense needs to break out.