The Dodgers just keep scoring lots of runs as they beat the Rockies 12-6 on Sunday Night Baseball. Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger also hit home runs to keep the current streak of homering in every 2019 game make it to ten games.
Most runs scored through first 10 games, 1901-present:— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) April 8, 2019
90: 1932 Yankees
87: 1999 Indians
84: 1901 White Sox
83: 2019 Dodgers (thru 6 tonight)https://t.co/wpD0DrHCGb
The Dodgers added one more run in the 8th inning so they are tied with the 1901 White Sox for third place on this list.
The Dodgers have 24 home runs through 10 games. Last year they hit their 24th HR in game no. 26— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) April 8, 2019
In a game that took almost four hours to play, way back in the second inning, Julio Urias drove in the first run of this game when he singled to right and when Charlie Blackmon misplayed that hit, Austin Barnes scored the second run to make it 2-0 Dodgers.
The Dodgers would take a 6-0 lead going to the bottom of the third but Urias soon allowed three runs to score on two triples, a single and a ground out.
Leading 7-3, Urias gave up a two-out double to Blackmon and he was then replaced by Joe Kelly. Kelly would get credit for the win and he would go on to pitch 1⅔ innings and gave up two runs.
Caleb Ferguson and Dennis Santana would pitch the final 3⅔ innings. Santana made his first 2019 appearance and he gave up one run in the ninth inning but otherwise kept things under control.
Player of the game:
Bellinger went 3-for-4 with a double and home run. The only time he did not get credit for a hit was when Charlie Blackmon misplayed Bellinger’s fly ball into a three-base error.
The Dodgers announced after the game that Clayton Kershaw will make his next rehab start in Tulsa on Tuesday. This goes along with this news.
Julio Urías will make another start, Dave Roberts said. Clayton Kershaw is on track to replace him after that.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) April 8, 2019
Not to jump ahead but that could mean Kershaw making his regular season debut anytime from next Sunday on.
The Dodgers will arrive after 1:00 a.m. local time in St. Louis as they will begin a four-game series with the Cardinals on Monday evening. Hyun-jin Ryu will go for the Dodgers and he will face Miles Mikolas.
First pitch will be at 4:45 p.m. PDT and it will be televised on Sportsnet LA with radio coverage on KLAC 570 AM and KTNQ 1020 (Spanish)