The Dodgers and Rockies faced off in the mile-high city again on Sunday for the final game of the series. leading into the game, the two teams had already put up a combined 35 runs. Those offensive fireworks carried over into Sunday’s game in a big way.
Alex Wood’s rough outing led to a huge demand from the bullpen early on in the game. Wood pitched just two innings and allowed six earned runs on five hits. He was followed by a combination of six relievers out of the Dodgers’ bullpen. They combined for the remaining seven innings of work.
Wood: 2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 HR, 1 HB.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) June 3, 2018
The bullpen was fantastic after Wood departed, allowing just one unearned run combined. Erik Goeddel was the first out of the pen, and he struck out the side in the third. Yimi Garcia, Josh Fields, Tony Cingrani, and Kenley Jansen also had scoreless appearances. The only run came on an error by Logan Forsythe with Brock Stewart pitching.
The bats came alive in the third inning, when the team was chasing five runs. Max Muncy got the Dodgers going with a booming three-run shot in the third. That followed his solo shot that came in the second inning. Muncy now has nine home runs in his surprising year.
The Dodgers scored three more of their runs in the 6th inning to take the lead. Forsythe singled in a run with two outs, and Valera reached on a throwing error by Trevor Story. That little bit of luck brought in two runs.
After Forsythe’s fielding error in the 8th gave up the lead, the Dodgers came back huge in the top of the 9th. Justin Turner knocked in Forsythe with a tapper back to the mound, and they never gave up the lead after that. Grandal added some insurance run on a booming home run.
The comeback win was huge for the Dodgers, but the starting pitching has become a concern. With the number of injuries that have plagued the staff, Wood will need to be much better moving forward.
But the Dodgers are just 2.5 games out of the west my friends, and have won 13 of their last 17.
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