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Live Blogging with Eddie Rivera | Dodgers Face the Rockies at the Ravine

Published on Saturday, August 22, 2020 | 5:37 pm
 
The Dodgers’ Dustin May will face the Rockies tonight.

Cody Bellinger never saw his home run clear the right field fence for tonight’s 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

“I didn’t see it until I was halfway to second base,” he said after the game, “and then I thought the right fielder caught it.”

Bellinger added, “The home plate celebration (in an empty ball park) felt kinda like a Wii sports game.”

Bellinger’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth capped a gritty team victory for the Dodgers who now own the best record in the MLB at 21-9, along with first place in the National League West.

Dustin May kept the Rockies down for at least five innings, but Colorado fought back to tie the game more than once in the game, which also saw some sterling Colorado pitching and hitting.

LA and Colorado will meet one more time in this series on Sunday afternoon.

Here’s how we blogged it:

Following a 6-2 victory over Colorado last night, the Dodgers will send Dustin May to the mound against the Rockies’ Kyle Freeland.

The Dodgers currently hold the best record in Major League baseball, at 20-9, and have won nine of their last 10 games.

Dodgers vs the Rockies from Pasadena Now on Vimeo.

Colorado has recently slipped to third place in the National League West behind the San Diego Nachos.

It’s 90 degrees at Dodger Stadium. Game time is 6:10 p.m.

FIRST INNING

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Raimel Tapia (no relation) gets to 3-0 right off the bat, so to speak. 3-1. Now he is walking like a person who is walking.

Trevor Story gets to 1-1, while May plays cat and mouse with Tapia. Story flies out to loud fake crowd noise.

Tapia successfully steals second. Charlie Blackmon is at 0-1. Fake crowd noise has inexplicably risen. 1-2. Blackmon is out at first.

Nolan Arenado is way out at first.

Rockies 0, Dodgers coming up.

BOTTOM

Mookie Betts, who vacationed last night, is at 1-2. 2-2. He fouls a few away. 3-2. He walks to first, only 90 feet away.

Corey seems to single to first. Betts charges to third. While Seager then occupies the Rockies in a rundown, Betts takes off for home. Seager is caught and the run scores.

Justin Turner is at 1-2, then gets shot down at first.

AJ Pollock strikes completely out.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 0.

SECOND INNING

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Daniel “No Relation” Murphy is at 1-2. He runs really really fast, and is out at first.

Ryan McMahon is out at first.

Garrett Hampson tries to bunt. Not so much. 1-2. 2-2.2-2. Hampson strikes totally out.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 0.

BOTTOM

Cody Bellinger is pretty much out.

Chris Taylor looks at 2-1. 2-2. 3-2. He homers to right, his second this season, and the cardboard cutouts roar.

Max Muncy singles to left.

Kike “Kike” Hernandez bangs into a double play.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 0.

THIRD INNING

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Sam Hilliard silently rounds the bases with a home run of his own.

Tony Wolters with a “W” is at 1-2. He flies out to center.

Tapia is gunned down at first.

Story flies out to right. The end.

Dodgers 2. Rockies 1.

BOTTOM

Austin Barnes can’t get to first base.

Betts is at 0-2. He is stricken out.

Seager. 0-1. He loses the race to first.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 1.

FOURTH INNING

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Blackmon flies out to left.

Arenado (named after a car, apparently) is at 0-2. 1-2. 2-2. 3-2. He is thrown out at first.

Murphy is at 1-1. 1-2. He singles to short center.

McMahon is at 0-1. Murphy dances at first. Mcmahon is at 0-2. He is thrown totally out at first.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 1.

BOTTOM

Turner is walked to first.

Pollock is at 1-1. 1-2. He also bangs into a double play.

Bellinger looks at 0-2. He strikes pretty much all the way out, to his chagrin.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 1.

FIFTH INNING

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Hampson is at 1-1. 2-1. 2-2. 3-2. Shot down at first.

Hilliard be at 1-1-1, actually. 2-2. 3-2. Cardboard crowd is roaring for some reason. Hilliard walks. Then, just like that, he steals second. No charges filed.

Wolter is at 1-1. He is out at first, and Hilliard scoots over to third.

Tapias is at 1-1. 1-2. 2-2. He loses the sprint to first.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 1.

BOTTOM

Taylor strikes way out.

Muncey is at 1-1. Suddenly its 2-2. Out at first.

“Call me Kiki” Hernandez is out at first.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 1.

SIXTH INNING

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Bruscar Gratarol (no relation) is now pitching for the Dodgers.

Story looks at a strike. Now 0-2. He gets to first on a wild throw by Seager.

Blackmon gets thrown out at first.

Arenado flies out and Story flies home. We’re tied.

Murphy gets thrown out at first.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 2.

BOTTOM

Barnes is thrown out at first.

Betts is at 0-1. 1-1. 1-2. He is whiffed.

Seager is at 1-2. He strikes out, losing his grip on his bat as it heads for the Colorado dugout. Nobody hurt.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 2.

SEVENTH INNING

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Scott Alexander now pitching for the Dodgers.

McMahon is at 1-2. 2-2. 3-2. He (sort of) earns a walk.

Hampson bunts. Is out at first. McMahon goes to second.

Hilliard is at 0-2. 1-2. 2-2. The fake crowd is cheering for some reason.

3-2. He is thrown out at first.

Blake Trienen now pitching for the Dodgers.

Matt Kemp(!) now batting for the Rockies. He is at 2-0. A former hero turned automatic out for the Dodgers, he is at 3-1. On a wild pitch where everything goes wrong, Kemp scampers to first, and McMahon dashes home ot give Colorado the lead.

Tapia is at 1-2. He eventually strikes out.

Dodgers 2, Colorado 3.

BOTTOM

Turner is hit by a pitch. OW.

Pollock is at 0-1. Make that 0-2, please. He doubles, sending Turner to third.

Bellinger is at 1-1. 1-2. 2-2. 3-2. ( The jumbo screen says “Get Loud!” Um, what?). Bellinger walks to load the bases with no outs at all, if you think about it.

Yency Almonte is now pitching for the Rockies.

Taylor is at 1-0. 2-0. 3-0. 3-2. He hits into a double play, and Turner comes home to tie the score.

Muncey is at 2-1. 3-1 . 3-2. He walks to first.

Joc Pederson will bat for Hernandez. 2-0. 3-0. 3-1. Walk. Load bases. Again.

Barnes strikes out. But the score is tied.

Dodgers 3, Rockies 3.

EIGHTH INNING

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Story’s count is full. He doubles to center.

Blackmon is at 0-1. 0-2. He is out at first. Story is at third.

Arenado doubles, and Story gets tagged out by the pitcher Triener in a rundown between third and home.

Caleb Ferguson now pitching for Los Doyers.

Murphy is at 0-2. 1-2. 2-2. Murphy grounds out to first.

Dodgers 3, Rockies 3.

BOTTOM

Betts and Seager each go quietly.

Turner snags a walk.

Pollock is at 1-2. 1-2. He goes bye, and here comes the ninth.

Dodgers 3, Rockies 3.

NINTH INNING

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McMahon is at 1-2. He reaches first when Ferguson, running from the mound, bobbles a short toss from Bellinger.

Hampson flies out.

Hilliard is at 0-1. 0-2. 1-2. He strikes out in slow motion.

Elias Diaz batting for the Rockies. Kenley Jansen is now pitching for the Dodgers.

Diaz is at 1-1. 1-2. Jansen is pestering McMahon, who pesters right back. Jansen strikes out Diaz.

Dodgers 3, Rockies 3.

BOTTOM

Daniel Bard (not that Bard) is pitching for the Rockies.

Bellinger homers into the right field seats for the win.

FINAL: Dodgers 4, Rockies 3.

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