The Dodgers offense wasn’t as explosive on Wednesday night as they’ve been recently, but it was enough as they took down the Rockies 4-2. With the win, the Dodgers become the first team in the big-leagues to reach 10 wins this season.
The Dodgers immediately jumped out to the early lead, as they put up two runs in the bottom of the first. Mookie Betts and Corey Seager reached base, while Justin Turner brought in a run with a single. Two batters later saw Gavin Lux bringing in a run with a sacrifice fly.
The third, and what turned out to be the game-winning run came via a Justin Turner home run. This homer was crazy for a lot of reasons. First of all, it was Turner’s third of the season and he now is tied for the lead in home runs on the club... halfway through April!? This was a guy who hated hitting dingers in April throughout his career and now he can’t stop doing it.
Up next was the highlight of the play, and pretty much of the night. This fan sitting in the home run seats didn’t need a glove, as his plate of nachos caught the ball. The nacho cheese exploded everywhere, and he was an instant sensation.
SportsNet LA actually caught up with him and interviewed him to hear his thoughts on the play. According to him, Turner reportedly heard of the nacho explosion and had a new plate of nachos sent to the fan. A TRUE MVP!
Alright, enough nacho talk, back to the game. The Dodgers offense would go quiet until the eighth inning, when rookie Zach McKinstry hit his third homer of the season, tying him with Turner for the team lead.
Dustin May made his second start of the season and was cruising until he reached the fifth inning. After being nearly untouchable through four, the Rockies did some damage in the fifth. They started the inning with a strikeout, but four consecutive Rockies reached base and then a forceout made it a 3-2 ballgame. With runners on second and third with two outs, Victor Gonzalez got the clutch out to escape the inning with the lead.
Following Gonzalez were Blake Treinen, Scott Alexander, Corey Knebel and Kenley Jansen, who all combined for 5 2⁄3 innings of scoreless relief. Jansen pitched the ninth, issuing a leadoff walk. He settled down though, striking out the next three hitters to record his third save of the season.
WP: Corey Knebel (1-0) 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 SO
LP: Jon Gray (1-1) 4 IP, 3 ER, 3 SO
SV: Kenley Jansen (3) 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 SO
HR: Justin Turner (3) Zach McKinstry (3)
The Dodgers will look for their second consecutive series sweep on Thursday as Julio Urias takes the mound for LA. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. PT.