It is hard to say that a team that is one game out of first has hit rock bottom but this was a tough weekend at Coors Field for the Dodgers as they lose 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. It was the Dodgers third straight loss and their second straight via walk-off.
In the bottom of the ninth, Dylan Floro gave up a leadoff single to DJ LeMahieu and when Yasiel Puig bobbled the ball, LeMahieu went to second. Floro alternated outs with intentional walks so he ended up with the bases-loaded and two out.
Chris Iannetta came up and Floro would walk him unintentionally to give the Rockies the win.
The Dodgers did stage a nice comeback after failing to do much in the first six innings. With two outs in the seventh inning, Brian Dozier singled home two runs to make it a one-run game.
And then in the eighth, Puig and Cody Bellinger hit back-to-back singles to put runners on first and third and no outs. Matt Kemp hit a sacrifice fly to right that tied the game.
Rich Hill started for the Dodgers and he pitched six innings. Hill gave up three runs (two earned) and four hits. Hill also struck out four. John Axford pitched the seventh and eighth and he retired all six batters he faced.
Chad Bettis weaved his way through the Dodger lineup, he pitched 6⅓ innings and he gave up a run and three hits. Bettis struck out three and walked four.
Wade Davis pitched the ninth and was the pitcher of record when Iannetta was walked to give the Rockies the win.
The Dodgers return home for a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. Clayton Kershaw (5-5, 2.58 ERA) will go against his longtime foe Madison Bumgarner (4-4, 2.69 ERA), first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM PST.
Home runs: Charlie Blackmon (22)
WP - Wade Davis (2-6): 1 IP, 1 walk
LP- Dylan Floro (4-3): ⅔ IP, 1 hit, 3 walks, 1 strikeout