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Live Blogging with Eddie Rivera | Dodgers Ignore Homers, Pound Rockies 10-6

Victory is sixth in a row and 11th straight home win

Published on Friday, September 4, 2020 | 2:01 pm
 
Right Handed pitcher Dustin May (1-1), will take on the Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela (3-1) in tonight’s 6:40 p.m. game.

In a dramatic and likely significant display of Dodger hitting power, the Los Angeles Dodgers overwhelmed the Colorado Rockies Friday, 10-6, pounding out a season high 15 hits, for their sixth victory in a row.

The Dodgers were stung early by a home run from Raimel Tapia in the first inning, and then again with a grand slam from Charlie Blackmon in the top of the eighth.

The Dodgers cooly responded with a pair of homers in the bottom of the eighth, from AJ Pollock and Joc Pederson, respectively. Another homer from Betts put everything out of reach for the Rockies.

Kenley Jansen slammed the door shut in the top of the ninth.

The series continues tomorrow and Sunday.

Dodgers vs Rockies from Pasadena Now on Vimeo.

FIRST INNING

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Dodger hurler Dustin May gives up a home to the first Rockie batter, Ramiel Tapia. He manages to strike out two of the next four batters, and the Dodgers are headed up.

Rockies 1, Dodgers 0.

BOTTOM

Betts strikes out.

Muncy ties the game with a homer to right.

Bellinger is at 3-0. 3-1. He grounds out to first.

Dodgers 1, Colorado 1.

SECOND INNING

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Daniel Murphy (no relation) singles to left.

Garrett Hampson is at 2-0. Make that 3-0. Make that 3-1. Make me one with everything. He beats out a bad throw to first to avoid an embarrassing double jeu.

Hampson skedaddles to second on a wild pitch.

Sam Hilliard is at 1-2. The fake crowd noise begins to stir. He goes down and back to the dugout, doubting everything that he knows is right and true.

Tony Wolters is pretty much out at first.

Dodgers 1, Colorado 1.

BOTTOM

Pollard singles to right.

Joc Pederson (An overhead drone has just stopped the game. Its gone now.)

Pederson hits into a double play.

Chris Taylor is at 2-2. 1-2. He strikes out to end things, so to speak.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 1.

THIRD INNING

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Tapia (Him again) is in a count which is full. He flies out to second.

Story is out at first. Not in a good way.

Nolan Arenada (destined for Broadway after baseball) grounds out to first.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 1.

THIRD INNING

BOTTOM

Will Smith ( no relation to Will Smith) gets to 1-1. And now the count is full. He gets gunned down at first.

Gavin Lux gets to 2-0. He gets to 2-1. He singles up the middle.

Mookie Betts is up to bat. The fake crowd roars. He flies out to short center.

Corey Seager is at 0-1. He is at 2-2. A foul ball just smacked a cardboard cutout hard in the face. Seager strikes out.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 1.

FOURTH INNING

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Charlie Blackmon strikes way the h*** out.

Kevin Pillar is out at first. The fake crowd roars. Ish.

Murphy is at 1-2. OUT.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 1.

BOTTOM

Muncy is at 2-1. Then 2-2. An inside pitch drops him to the ground. No harm. No foul. He grounds out to first.

Belllinger is at 3-0, just like that. He flies out to short. Just like that.

Pollock flies out to left. Dodgers go un, deux, trois.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 1.

FIFTH INNING

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Hampson is at 1-2. He loses a race to First.

HIlliard is at 2-0. 3-1. 3-2. Then he sends May’s pitch into the right field bleachers.

Wolters is 2-1. He grounds out to first.

Tapia (yet again) get shot down at first by May.

FIFTH INNING

BOTTOM

Joc Pederson starts with a foul down the third base line, then arrives at first after Pillar commits an error.

Lux is at 2-1. He hits one to deep center. This inning is done.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 2.

SIXTH INNING

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Story gets to first base on a bad throw error to Bellinger.

Arenado hits into le double jeu, clearing the bases for the moment.

Adam Kolarek now pitching for Los Doyers.

Blackmon stands at 0-2. And just like that ther, the count is full. Blackmon grounds out to first to end the threat.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 2.

SIXTH INNING

BOTTOM

Betts is at 1-2 and races to second for a double.

Seager singles, and brings Betts home safely and warmly.

Muncy is at 0-2. He goes down in three pitches.

Bellinger is at 2-2. The fake crowd stirs again. Bellinger singles to right.

There is a little chat show on the mound. Michael Givens comes in to pitch a little relief.

AJ Pollock sacrifices to get Seager to third.

Pederson (Bellinger steals second) is at 1-2, and to his clear shock, gets himself struck right out.

Dodgers 2, Rockies 2.

SEVENTH INNING

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Rockies go relatively quietly . Im getting ready to sing, “Take me out to the ball game.”

Dodgers 2, Rockies 2.

SEVENTH INNING

BOTTOM

Taylor is aboard like a sailor.

Will Smith 0 for 2 so far, is at 1-1. 2-1. The count is full. He homers to center field, scoring himself and Taylor.

Lux (no relation) is at 2-1. 3-1. He is walking on sunshine. There are still no outs.

Betts is at 3-1. Lux goes to second on a wild pitch. Betts sacrifices and sends Lux to third.

Seager flies out, and in comes Lux.

Muncy flies out to deep center.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 2.

Eighth INNING

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Brusdar Graterol is pitching for the Dodgers.

Tapia is out at first.

Story is at 2-2. He flies out to left center.

Arenado is at 0-1. 0-2. 1-2. He strolls to first.

Caleb Ferguson is in to pitch for the Doyers.

Blackmon is at 0-1. He drops one into the infield to load the bases. He bangs one into the left field bleachers to bring everyone home and give the Rockies the lead.

Matt Kemp (!), former hero turned automatic out for the Dodgers, is batting. He is at 1-2. Out.

Rockies 6, Dodgers 5.

EIGHTH INNING

BOTTOM

Bellinger singles to right.

Pollock answers the call with a home run that brings himself and Bellinger home to stay with friends.

Pederson gets in on the act, sending the first pitch he sees from Carlos Esteves into the right field bleachers. There are no outs. It’s the second time this season that the Dodgers have hit back-to back homers.

Taylor flies out, speaking of which, per se. But Esteves is done. In comes Jeff Hoffman. There is one out.

Lux singles to right.

Betts (Lux steals second) is at 1-1. He is at 1-2. Betts homers to center, and the Dodgers lead by 4. It’s a season-high 15 hits.

Muncy is at 2-2. He is out, per se.

Dodgers 10, Rockies 6.

NINTH INNING

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Kenley Jansen now pitching for the Dodgers.

Hampson tags him for a single.

Hilliard is at 2-1. 2-2. He catches some serious air. One down.

Brad McMahon flies out to right. No one goes anywhere.

One strike away from a Dodger victory, Jansen hits Tapia with a pitch in his lower back. Runners on first and second.

Story is at 0-1. 1-1. 1-2. A dramatic foul ball, but we’re back. Cue “I Love L.A.”

FINAL: Dodgers 10, Rockies 6.

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