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Live Blogging with Eddie Rivera | Dodgers Fall off the Rockies, 5-2, at the Ravine

Published on Saturday, September 5, 2020 | 4:31 pm

Erasing months without a victory over LA, the Colorado Rockies defeated the Dodgers 5-2, Saturday at the Ravine.

A three-run ninth inning highlighted by a deep double by Josh Fuentes proved to be too much to overcome.

The loss still featured a sterling performance from new Dodger reliever Victor Gonzales, who retired every Rockie he faced.

Blake Treinen took the loss for the Dodgers, while Yency Almonte was credited with the Rockie victory.

Temperatures for tomorrow afternoon’s game are expected to be over 100. Be glad you’ll be inside.

Following last night’s 10-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies, the Los Angeles Dodgers go at it again with Colorado tonight, with temperatures expected to be hovering above 100 degrees at first pitch.

Tony Gonsolin (0-0) will face off against German Marquez (2-5). The Dodgers currently hold the best record in Major League Baseball, at 30-10, and have won six games in a row, with ten victories in the last 11 games.

Game time is 6:10 p.m. Get comfy.

Here’s how we blogged it:



Game start 6:10 p.m.

101 degrees.

Ramiel Tapia is at 2-0. 2-1. 2-2. He is toast, butter side down.

Trevor Story gets to 2-0. 2-1. Strikes very much out.

Nolan Arenado (no relation) gets to 0-2. Make that 0-3. Dodgers coming up.

Rockies 0, Dodgers on their way.


Mookie Betts is at 1-1. 2-1. 2-2. 3-2. He lets them walk him.

(FYI, The Dodger broadcast is about 30 seconds behind the live action.)

Corey Seager is at1-1, while Marquez dances with Betts at first… 2-2. He is all stricken out.

Max Muncy hits into a double play attempt, but Betts is never tagged. Betts goes to third. Muncy goes back to le dugout.

Cody Bellinger is at 2-1. He grounds to first. Dieter Rheuel plays “Heat Wave.”

Dodgers 0, Rockies, 0.



Charlie Blackmon doubles to deep right.

Kevin Pillar flies out, but Blackmon scores from second on an error by Betts.

Daniel Murphy flies so out.

Garrett Hampson is at 2-0. He flies out to left.



Pederson grounds out to first.

Pollock is at 1-2, 2-2…. Down he goes.

Gavin Lux doubles to right, winning a race to second.

Edwin Rios is at 0-2. He flies very out.

Rockies 1, Dodgers 0.



Sam Hilliard gets to 2-2. He gets himself all the way to 0-3.

Tony Wolters flies out to center.

Tapia doubles to left.

Story be at 1-1. He grounds totally out to first.


Austin Barnes is done.

Betts Singles to right.

Seager is at 1-2. He flies WAAY out to center.

Muncy is at 0-2. (Betts dashes to second on a bad pickoff throw from Marquez.) Muncy flies out to center.

Rockies, 1, Dodgers 0.



Arenado is so out.

Blackmon has a full count, and he drills one into the right field bleachers.

Pillar strikes out and takes his bat with him.

Rockies 2, Dodgers 0.


Bellinger flies out.

Pederson flies out to right.

Pollock flies out also, as well, too. 1.2.3.

Rockies 2, Dodgers 0.



Hampson is so grounded out at first. The Rockies go un, deux, troix…


Gavin Lux be at 1-1. 2-1. 3-1. and now He’s Walking on Sunshine. (Finally! Dieter Reuhl takes my musical suggestion..!)

Rios loses a race to first. Lux is at second

Barnes out at first, but Lux is at third.

Betts singles to left, and Lux comes home.

Seager doubles and Betts trots home.

Seager doubles home Betts.
Dodgers 2, Rockies 2.



Tapia out at first. The Rockies go uno, dos, tres.


Bellinger is at 2-1. His count is full. His whereabouts seem to be a mystery, at least to me…

Pederson hits into a textbook double play by the Rockies.

Aj Pollock strikes out.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 2.



Reliever Victor Gonzales comes on to Banda music.

Gonzales strikes out the first two Rockies he sees.

Murphy is at 1-1. Done.

(Your correspondent sings “Take me out to the Ball Game…”)


Lux is at 1-2. 2-2. He flies out to left.

Rios strikes out.

Barnes doubles to left.

There is a little chat show on the mound.

Betts flies out.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 2.



Hampson is at 0-2. 1-2. He flies out to deep deep center.

Sam Hilliard gets his own self strickened out by Gonzales.

After a sparkling performance, Gonzales is replaced by Blake Treinen.

Designated Automatic Out Matt Kemp is at 1-1. 1-2. He strikes out, on cue.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 2.


Yency Almonte is now pitching for the Rockies.

Seager is at 0-2. He is 0-3.

Max Muncy is 0-1. 1-1. He grounds out to first.

Bellinger flies out to short center.



Tapia singles to left.

Story gets to 1-0. He singles, and sends Tapia to third.

Arenado singles home Tapia.

Trienen is done. In comes Alex Wood.

Charlie Blackmon is at 1-0. He is at 1-1. He grounds out to first, and the runners scoot over.

Josh Fuentes is at 0-2. 1-2. He doubles to the right field corner and a bunch of Rockies circle the bases.

Hampson is at 1-2. 2-2. He strikes out gazing.

Hilliard is at 1-2. He is at 2-2-2. Out.

Rockies 5, Dodgers 2.


It’s still 91 degrees here.

Joc Pederson strikes pretty much out.

Pollock is parked at 2-2. He singles to right.

Lux, after a lengthy battle, strikes out.

Rios flies out to deep left, and the Rockies finally beat the Dodgers.

FINAL: Rockies 5, Dodgers 2.

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