Dodgers beat the Rockies, 6-1 at the ravine; extend win streak to 8

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Using a combination of pinpoint pitching and hot bats, the Dodgers stopped their division rival Colorado Rockies 6-1 tonight, as pitcher Alex Wood recorded his 8th straight win, matching the Dodgers current win streak. The Dodgers are also unbeaten through this current home stand.

The Dodgers hitting continues to win games for them, though Wood’s masterful performance meant that the Dodgers didn’t need all those runs. Woods was business-like and never in trouble through six innings before being replaced by Maeda. He is now 11-2 in 22 career starts, striking out 79, walking only 17.

All of the Dodger bats seemed to find the mark as Cody Bellinger extended his hitting streak to nine games, and Turner going 3 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. Yasiel Puig also got busy, banging out his 14th home run of the season in the fourth.

“We’re confident, some might call it swagger,” offered Dodger Manager Dave Roberts after the game, “but we’re confident about how things are going this season.” Asked if he was superstitious, or did anything differently during the current streak, he was adamant, cutting off the question. “No, I’m not,” he said, looking for the next question.

The Dodgers face the Rockies again tomorrow and Sunday,

Here’s how we blogged it:

The Dodgers (48-26), winners of their last 13 of 14 games and seven in a row, including two sweeps over the Reds and the Mets, face their division rivals, the Colorado Rockies, tonight in the first of three. Alex Wood of the Dodgers, (7-0!) will face Kyle Freeland on their respective mounds.

The Dodger bomb squad has also been busy, banging out a record 15 home runs in the Mets series. Buckle up, Bobbleheads.

First Pitch 7:10 p.m.

68 Degrees

Attendance: 43,787

FIRST INNING

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Charlie Blackmon (no relation) gets two quick strikes in a row. Make that 1-2. 2-2. The count is so full. He singles to short center.

Dj LeMahieu sees two pitches outside. And he’s walking on Sunshine.

Nolen Arenado is at 1-2, and grounds out to first, sending Blackmon and LaMaheiu on ahead to second and third.

Mark Reynolds is currently at 1-2, and wearing a baseball uniform. He strikes out, per se.

Charlie Blackmon (no relation) gets two quick strikes in a row. Make that 1-2. 2-2. The count is so full. He singles to short center.

Dj LeMahieu sees two pitches outside. And he’s walking on Sunshine.

Nolen Arenado is at 1-2, and grounds out to first, sending Blackmon and LaMaheiu on ahead to second and third.

Mark Reynolds is currently at 1-2, and wearing a baseball uniform. He strikes out, per se.

Ian Desmond swings mightily. 0-2. And strikes out. The inning is so over.

Rockies 0, Dodgers coming up…

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Logan Forsythe quickly looks at two strikes. 1-2. He flies out to Blackmon, who collides with Ramiel Tapia (no relation). No one hurt.

Corey Seager singles to right.

Justin Turner (Corey Seager steals second as Freeland misthrows to first) is at 2-1, and now 3-1. 3-2, peeps. Turner singles to left, sending Seager to third.

Cody Bellinger flies out to center, scoring Seager.

Kiké Hernandez singles to right.

Chris Taylor singles, when Freeland bobbles the throw to first.

Franklin Guiterrez is at 0-1. He grounds out to first.

Dodgers 1, Colorado 0.

SECOND INNING

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Trevor Story singles. Alone. By himself.

Tapia is safe at first, as Story gets read, trying to reach second.

Murphy goes deep to the left corner and Tapia runs all the way home to score.

Freeland is out at first.

Blackmon is at 1-2, with Murphy at second. 2-2. Turner takes flight to catch a hot one from Blackmon.

Dodgers 1. Rockies 1.

Bottom 

Austin Barnes walks.

Alex Wood. Not that good at bunting, per se.

Forsyth stands at 2-1. Tossed out at first. Austin Barnes is leasing second. Forsyth singles to right, Barnes scampers home.

Seager doubles, scoring Barnes.

Turner is at 1-2. He singles, scoring Seager. There seem to be Dodgers everywhere.

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Austin Barnes walks.

Alex Wood. Not that good at bunting, per se.

Forsyth stands at 2-1. Tossed out at first. Austin Barnes is leasing second. Forsyth singles to right, Barnes scampers to third.

Seager doubles, scoring Barnes.

Turner is at 1-2. He singles, scoring Seager. There seem to be Dodgers everywhere.

Bellinger is at 1-1, with bat held high. It’s 2-2-2.  He drives one deep to center that dribbles, dribbles out of reach, to the wall. Turner takes off for home.

Hernandez flies out to left.

Dodgers 4, Rockies 1.

THIRD INNING

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LaMahieu (no relation) is shot down at first.

Arenado hits the ball into Wood’s glove.

Reynolds draws a walk.

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Dodger fan spirit. Photo by Leslie Mylius.

 

Desmond pretty much strikes out.

Dodgers 4, Rockies 1. 

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Taylor is tagged out running to first.

Gutierrez is at 2-1, like so many of our young people these days. 3-1. He singles over the head of Trevor Story.

Barnes strolls to first.

Alex Wood bunts into a double play.

Dodgers 4, Rockies 1. 

FOURTH INNING

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Story opens with a strike. And then another. This Story is over in three pitches.

Tapia (no relation) grounds out to Hernandez.

Murphy leads the Rockies off the field, like burglars caught by the cops.

Dodgers 4, Rockies 1. 

Bottom

Forsythe loses a race to first base.

Puig takes a strike. 1-1. 2-2 (It happens.) 2-2. The count be full. Puig homers to straightaway center for his 14th round trip of the season. The Doyers have now hit home runs in 15 straight games.

Turner doubles, right over the head of a stretching Blackmon.

Bellinger is out at first. So is Kiké.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 1.

BOTTOM

Kyle Freeland. Done.

Blackmon out at first.

LeMaheiu takes a lovely swing. He eventually gets taken down at first.

Bottom

Chris Taylor grounds out to first.

Guiterrez is at 2-2. Not anymore.

Barnes checks out at first.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 1.

SIXTH INNING

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Arenado, at 2-1, grounds out to first.

Reynolds is at 1-2, 2-2, OUT.

Desmond. Out.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 1.

Bottom

Wood is out at first.

Forsythe is also out at first, interestingly enough.

Puig is at 3-0. Thought he had a walk. Walks back. Now he has a walk.

Turner takes a strike. Not literally. He takes a ball. And another. And another. Foul down the third base line.  He grounds out to first.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 1. 

SEVENTH INNING

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Kenta Maeda (no relation) now pitching for Los Doyers.

Maeda makes it a short story.

Tapia is at 0-2. 2-2. He finally flies out to Seager.

Murphy goes full speed nowhere.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 1. 

Bottom

Bellinger is done.

 

 

Taylor swings a little halfheartedly. He is at 2-1. 3-1. Still 3-1. Strike three, as Hernandez steals second.

Pederson is at 1-1. 2-1. 2-2. The count is full. He grounds out to first.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 1.

EIGHTH INNING

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(Brandon Morrow now pitching for the Doyers.)

Alexi Amaristi is struck out by Morrow.

Blackmon flies out to deep left field.

LeMaheiu is at 2-2. He strikes out. Has a philosophical discussion with the umpire.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 1.

Bottom

Barnes stands at 2-2. 3-2. He drives a pitch to deep right for a triple.

Chase Utley, pinch-hitting, is at 2-0. Everyone is up close, and he walks.

Forsythe flies out to left. Barnes races home, Utley takes off for second. Everyone is safe.

Puig grounds out to first. Utley scoots over to third.

Turner is at 2-2, then grounds out to first.

Dodgers 6, Rockies 1. 

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Sergio Romo now pitching for Los Doyers.

Arenado flies out to left.

Reynolds is at 0-2.  is out, out.

Ian Desmond is at 2-2. Crowd is standing. Romo retires the side.  Cue “I Love L.A.”

FINAL: DODGERS 6 , ROCKIES 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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