Through the first nine games, the Los Angeles Dodgers have had issues with the first inning. In six of those games, the Dodgers have given up runs in the first inning and only retaliated with runs of their own once.
The Dodgers turned the tables in their last game on Wednesday night, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first in an eventual 5-2 victory. With the Colorado Rockies in town on Friday night, the offense did more of the same off starter Kyle Kendrick.
Jimmy Rollins led off with a walk, stole second base and scored on a double by Adrian Gonzalez. On the next pitch after the Gonzalez double, Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick deposited a ball deep into the left field pavilion for a 3-0 lead:
That’s all the Dodgers would get in the first, but with ace Clayton Kershaw on the mound, it could be all they need.
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