It was a classic at Coors Field, with runs aplenty.
Hyun-Jin Ryu had a rocky night, allowing more runs to score than he has all year. Out of all the 21 runs he has allowed all season, seven came tonight. The lefty gave up three home runs, including one by All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado.
His ERA saw a 0.57 jump, landing at 1.83 after Friday’s contest.
The Rockies essentially gifted the Dodgers three runs in the first inning. A fielder’s choice and a fielding error allowed LA to get two on the board, setting up Chris Taylor’s RBI single to make it a 3-0 game.
A rain delay was called in the middle of the seventh inning, but the break didn’t give the Dodgers an added boost they needed.
Despite this, Max Muncy had himself a wonderful day. He went 2-for-4 with five runs batted in. His three-run bomb in the sixth inning to help the Dodgers get the team within two runs. In the eighth inning, he then proceeded to get the Dodgers even closer with another RBI single. This second one was a lucky break, since Daniel Murphy forgot to catch the ball to tag him out at first.
Alex Verdugo also contributed to the Dodgers offense with a home run of his own. He hit a two-run shot for his ninth home run of the season.
The Dodgers bullpen was in-character on Friday night. This time around, Joe Kelly allowed three runs (one earned) after replacing Ryu in the fifth. He allowed five hits without recording a strikeout. Dylan Floro was unable to hold the lead in the eighth inning, allowing the Rockies to extend their lead to four runs.
Zac Rosscup and J.T. Chargois held down the fort for their respective innings pitched. Both relievers held the score and only allowed one hit.
WP: Antonio Senzatela (7-5), 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
LP: Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-2), 4.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 3 HR
Home runs: Alex Verdugo (9), Max Muncy (20), Nolan Arenado (20), David Dahl (11), Pat Valaika (1)
The Dodgers will try to start a new winning streak against the Rockies on Saturday. Clayton Kershaw will take the mound to face Jon Gray on FOX. First pitch is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. PDT.