The Dodgers redeemed themselves on Tuesday after a disaster game the night before. Their 9-3 victory over the Rockies was more in character for the squad.
The boys got out to a quick 3-0 lead, featuring an AJ Pollock home run and hits from Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger.
Tyler White and Kristopher Negrón had impressive Dodger debuts, with White knocking in two RBIs and Negrón with a home run during his first at-bat in blue.
Overall, the Dodgers offense was clicking on all cylinders, combining for nine hits on the night. This included four home runs hit by Pollock, Negrón, Russell Martin and Justin Turner. Cody Bellinger and Matt Beaty also hit doubles to contribute to the offensive success.
Tony Gonsolin rebounded from his major league debut last month, making a 4-inning save. He did astronomically better this time around, pitching three perfect innings at Coors Field. He allowed 3-straight hits to score one in the ninth inning, breaking his scoreless outing but preserving the save. Of course, it’s Coors Field, so it’s only normal for a pitcher to surrender a run or two.
Despite Gonsolin’s impressive performance, he will make his way back to Triple-A to make room for Dylan Floro on the active roster.
Julio Urías got the start on Tuesday, but Dave Roberts made it clear he could only throw 60 pitches. Doc stuck to his word and replaced Urías after he threw pitch No. 61 in the third inning with two outs. In 2 2⁄3 innings, the 22-year-old allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk. This outing rose his ERA from 2.34 to 2.54 in 24 games this year.
The Dodgers are the first team in baseball to 70 wins, which doesn’t come as a surprise, since they were also the first to reach 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 victories.
WP: Casey Sadler (1-0), 2 1⁄3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
LP: Kyle Freeland (2-9), 3 2⁄3 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 3 HR
SV: Tony Gonsolin (1), 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 K
Home runs: AJ Pollock (7), Kristopher Negrón (1), Russell Martin (3), Justin Turner (16)
The Dodgers look to take the series against the Rockies on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. PDT, just 50 minutes before the trade deadline!