The Dodgers had a hard time throwing and catching the ball all night, and the Dodgers offense couldn't do anything against stretched out reliever Josh Outman. The result was an ugly 13-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies Friday night at Coors Field.
The Dodgers committed a season-high four errors on Friday, the first of which came in the bottom of the second inning when Scott Van Slyke couldn't convincingly stay on first base on a throw from third baseman Ivan De Jesus. Michael Cuddyer reached on the error, then advanced on consecutive fly balls, the first of which might have had Cuddyer caught at second but second baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. couldn't handle the throw from left fielder Alex Castellanos.
catcher Wilin Rosario followed with a walk, then stole second base. Matt Treanor, who like his backtop counterpart also stole a base Friday, faked a throw to second base on the play then threw wildly to third base, and as his throw sailed down the line in left field a pair of runs scored.
In the fourth, the Rockies didn't hit the ball out of the infield but added another unearned run, helped by a wild throw from Hairston.
The Dodgers didn't do much offensively until the fourth inning, but by then they already helped Outman live up to his name. Outman, who pitched 11 2/3 innings over 15 games in the majors and minors combined coming into Friday, recorded 10 outs and allowed just two hits and a walk, and no runs. Outman struck out five.
The bright spot offensively was Alex Castellanos, who went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a pair of runs batted in on the night. The third inning triple by Castellanos was his first major league hit and first major league RBI.
The Rockies ended the competitive phase of the game with four runs in the sixth inning, including a home run by Rosario. Before tonight, the last catcher to have a home run and stolen base in the same game against the Dodgers was Charles Johnson, who did so for Colorado on April 9, 2004 at Dodger Stadium.
Then Colorado continued to score and score. The Rockies scored at least one run in each of the last five innings.
Treanor walked twice, but was 0-for-2 which snapped his hitting streak that dated back to April...at six games.
Home Runs: Chris Nelson (1), Michael Cuddyer (7)(8),
WP - Carlos Torres (1-0): 2 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, 1 strikeout
LP - Chris Capuano (7-2): 5 1/3 IP, 7 hits, 7 runs (4 earned), 4 walks, 3 strikeouts