the Dodgers And Colorado Rockies Separated by 24 games in the National League West, a gap the size of Grand Canyon was on full display during the fateful four-run sixth inning that propelled the Dodgers toward 6-1 victory in front of a crowd of 49,315 in Chavez Ravine on Friday night.
The Dodgers only scored twice in the rally, but capitalized with a walk, two batters and a Rockies error by Jurickson Profar for their sixth straight victory, their 10th in 11 games and pushing their division lead over San Francisco to 7 games. .
Lance Lanea tough right-hander who was making his third start for the Dodgers after being Obtained from the Chicago White Sox On July 28, he gave up one unearned run and four hits in five innings, striking out nine and walking one, to go 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA for his new club.
Left handers Caleb Ferguson And Alex Physica They each threw hitless innings for the Dodgers, and are right-handed Monty forgets He had five points in the seventh and eighth before leaving with a right knee injury that could send him to the injured list. Ryan Brazier knocked out Michael Tuglia in the final.
“Right now we’re in this situation where we just know how to win, we find ways to win baseball games,” Director Dave Roberts He said. “Whether it’s a great cross, a big late-on strike, or an attacking pump-up…in the end, every night, we feel we’re going to score more runs than the other team.”
The Dodgers (69-46) took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, the inning that began with Kake Hernandez Against Rocky reliever Justin Broell, left that was acquired from the Dodgers For monetary considerations on August 1.
James Ottman Walked, Chris Taylor singles to the left, David Peralta He lined up an RBI double to right center for a 3-1 lead, and Miguel Rojas hit a groundout to load the bases. Right-hander Jake Bird replaced Bruihl and got bogged down Mookie Pets behind with an 81 mph curve to force a 4-1 lead.
Freddie Freeman Followed by a fly ball to the caution run at left that Profar simply missed, a sacrifice fly pushed the Dodgers’ lead to 5-1 and an error that allowed the Dodgers to keep the bases loaded. will SmithA sacrifice fly to center made it 6-1.
“It was a tight match that could have gone either way,” said Roberts. “Then (we walk, some hits in the field), and some big hits when we need them. Offensively, we kind of hang on to it, and if you give us a chance, we’ll take advantage.”
Lane prides himself on getting deep into games, but his high pitch and the Rockies’ ability to screw up some good pitches pushed the pitch count to 94, prompting Roberts to pull the starter after five innings.
The Rockies (45-71) scored their only run on Lynn in the fourth when Ezequiel Tovar scored, walked Ryan McMahon and threw Hernández hard at first base on Brendan Rodgers’ slow ball to third, allowing Tovar to score to tie it 1-1.
The error allowed Colorado to put the runners on second and third with the now runners, but Lynn finished the race by hitting Elías Diaz with an 82-mph curve, Nolan Jones with an 84-mph slider and making Tuglia fly left. .
“I can’t tell you exactly what I tell myself,” Lin said when asked how he prepares for battle in such crises. “But it’s definitely time to go. You have to try to make every move. You obviously can’t over-exaggerate the situation because you make mistakes. But you know you have to make offers.”
Lynn gave up a leadoff single to Harold Castro in the fifth before closing out his game with runs off Brenton Doyle, Provar and Tovar. He racked up four earned runs and 13 hits in 18 innings for the Dodgers after going 6-9 with a league-high 6.47 ERA and 28 homers allowed in 21 starts for the White Sox.
“It’s exciting,” Lin said of his move from the out-of-contest White Sox to the first-place Dodgers. “This season has been a rebirth for me. I’m excited and enjoying my time here. I’m doing everything I can to help the team win.”
The Dodgers took a 1–0 lead in the third when Peralta and Rojas singled, Betts walked and Freeman pressed an RBI single to center, and they still had the bases loaded with one out against Rockies left fielder Austin Gomper. But Smith pulled off as he looked into the 78-mph curve, Rosario popped to first and Hernandez headed to left field.
After the Rockies tied the score in the fourth, the Dodgers took a 2-1 lead in the fifth when Bates doubled to left field, took the third on Freeman’s fly ball to deep center, and after a walk to Smith, scored as Rosario beat off a potential double.
the The Dodgers have retired jersey number 34 of Fernando Valenzuela At a pregame ceremony attended by Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, former Dodgers catcher Mike Scioscia, fellow Mexican lefty Julio Urías and US Senator Alex Padilla, the three-day celebration began for the pitcher who produced Fernandomania madness 1981.
“It never occurred to me that this would ever happen,” said Valenzuela, who was unofficially retired by club manager Mitch Ball for more than three decades. “It caught me off guard. It is hard to put into words what this means.”
This story originally appeared Los Angeles Times.