The Dodgers were able to earn a split in their four-game series with a 10-5 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. While plaudits must be given to the Dodger offense, the perhaps unrecognized hero of the day was left-handed pitcher Julio Urías.
The Dodgers had scored six runs in the top of the sixth to take a 9-4 lead. Urías entered the game and proceeded to pitch three scoreless innings. Urías struck out four and walked one during his time on the mound.
Now back to the Dodger offense, today was only the fourth time in their visits to Coors Field, where they scored 10 or more runs without hitting a home run. The last time they did that was June 11, 2011.
The Dodgers began their six-run rally when with one out, three consecutive singles from Edwin Rios, Kiké Hernández and Russell Martin loaded the bases. The Dodgers tied the game at 4-4 when Justin Turner was hit by a pitch.
Joc Pederson drove in two runs with a single and Matt Beaty followed that with a run-scoring double.
Later Cody Bellinger would score another run with a fielder’s choice and Max Muncy would hit a run-scoring single to make it 9-4.
Kenta Maeda started for the Dodgers and he pitched four scoreless innings going to the fifth inning. However after the first two Rockies reached base and Maeda struck out Ian Desmond, Zac Rosscup was brought in to replace Maeda.
Charlie Blackmon would greet Rosscup with an infield single that made it 3-1. David Dahl followed with a three-run homer to give the Rockies the 4-3 lead.
Fortunately, the Dodgers were able to bounce back on Sunday and they left Denver with the same 12 game lead they had over the Rockies before play last Thursday.
WP: Dylan Floro (3-2), ⅔ IP, 2 H
LP: Chad Bettis (1-4), ⅓, IP, 6 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 SO
Home runs: David Dahl (12), Charlie Blackmon (20)
The Dodgers will get their first off-day since June 12th on Monday. On Tuesday, they will begin their final home stand before the All-Star break with a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.