No Momentum as Dodgers lose game 5-4 plus Puig and Gordon

Justin Edmonds

Considering that the Dodgers are hovering around .500, it is hard to say that a loss of a winnable game is not the biggest thing to worry about but it is when both Yasiel Puig and Dee Gordon were removed from the game in middle of the fourth inning.

It would seem unlikely that either of them would play tomorrow but there are for now, day to day.

Back to the game, it looked like another frustrating offensive day but then with no out and tying runs on base, TIm Federowicz hit a go-ahead 3-run home run in the top of the seventh. In those seasons where everything is going your way, that is sometimes just a sign of things going your way. But the Dodgers couldn't hold the lead.

After failing to score Matt Kemp in the top of the eighth after he had led off the inning with a triple, the bullpen tried to keep the Rockies off the board. They did for 2 2/3 innings.

But with one out in the bottom of the 10th and Chris Perez pitching, Justin Morneau singled and with two out, Brandon Barnes "tripled" to score Morneau with the winning run.

As for the rest of the scoring, it started in the second inning as Michael McKenry singled in Troy Tulowitzki to make in 1 - 0. In the fifth inning, a Josh Ruthledge single scored McKenry and then Charles Blackmon singled in Ruthledge for a 3 - 0 lead.

The Dodgers were able to get on the board as Justin Turner singled in Matt Kemp before the aforementioned Federowicz 3-run blast to temporarily give the Dodgers the lead. But then with two out in the bottom of the seventh, an error allowed Drew Stubbs to take second base and Stubbs scored the tying run on a Corey Dickerson single.

Saturday particulars

Home run: Federowicz (1)

Stolen bases: Hanley Ramirez (8), Figgins (3)

WP - Franklin Morales (4-4), 1 1/3 IP, 1 hit

LP - Chris Perez (0-3), 2/3 IP, 1 run, 2 hits, 1 strikeout

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