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LIVE BLOGGING WITH EDDIE RIVERA | Dodgers Stomp Rockies, 10-1

Victory over Colorado sets franchise single season victory records and gives LA home field advantage for the playoffs

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 | 10:08 pm
 

The Los Angeles Dodgers stomped the hapless Colorado Rockies Friday, 10-1, before 52,025 fans, and in so doing, set a new franchise record for the most victories of the season. They also gained the home field advantage for the 2022 playoffs.

The Dodgers did most of the damage in the fourth inning, when, leading 1-0, they scored eight runs, the most in one inning all season, as Cody Bellinger sent a 94 MPH fastball, the first pitch he saw, into the right field bleachers bringing home Lux and Taylor, and opening the floodgates.

Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw took the victory, while the Rockies’ Chad Kuhl fell to 6-11.

The Dodgers play five more games to complete the season before the playoffs begin at home on Tuesday, October 11.

Here’s how we blogged it:

FIRST INNING
Top

Okay. We’re a little late. Sue us. The Colorado Rockies went quietly in the first.

Rockies, 0, Dodgers coming up.

Bottom

Two walks and a single loaded the bases for the Dodgers who were unable to convert the situation into a dramatic grand slam or something like that. Hey, it could happen.

Dodgers 0, Rockies 0.

SECOND INNING
Top

The Rockies have runners on second and third following a single from Brendan Rogers and a double from Sean Bouchard.

Elias Diaz (no relation) is at 3-1. Done.

Ezekiel Tobar flies out. So there’s that.

Bottom

Gavin Lux (no relation) is so out at first.

Chris Taylor drives a single up the middle.

Cody Bellinger flies out to the warning track, warning everyone.

Mookie (no relation) Betts doubles to bring Taylor home.

Trea Turner flies out.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 0.

THIRD INNING
Top

Michael Toglia goes for a walk.

Yonathan Daza outruns a double play attempt.

Jose Iglesias floats one into short right.

Ryan MacMahon is at 2-1. He flies (not literally) out to center, and moves Toglia to third.

CJ Cron flies way out. Again, not literally.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 0.

Bottom

Freeman is walking on sunshine, so to speak.

Will Smith flies way way out.

Muncy, yeah, no.

Trayce Thompson is at 1-2. 2-2. He lays down a totally dead bunt, but the Rockies catch on.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 0.

FOURTH INNING
Top

Brendan Rogers gets to first.

Sean Bouchard hits a bullet to third. Muncy catches a bullet.

Elias Diaz flies out to leftward.

Ezequiel Tovar is at 2-2, after Kershaw throws a bouncer. He is out at first.

Dodgers 1, Rockies 0.

Bottom

Lux (no relation) singles.

Taylor is aboard.

Cody Bellinger sends a 94 MPH fast ball, the first pitch, into the right field bleachers. Lux and Taylor scamper home, happily.

Mookie Betts doubles.

Trea (no relation) flies out to left.

Freeman is walking on sunshine. At night. Thanks, Dieter.

There is a chat show on the mound.

Jake Bird (no relation) is now pitching for the Rockies.

Will Smith bangs a single past Tovar, and Betts rockets home.

Muncy at 2-1. 2-2. He doubles and brings Smith home.

Thompson singles and brings half the team home.

Lux is mowing the air. I’m mowing the air Randy

Taylor is at 2-2. He singles and the roof caves in on the Rockies. Eight runs this inning is a season high for the Doyers.

Bellinger be out.

Dodgers 9, Rockies 0.

FIFTH INNING
Top

Toglia is so out.

Daza (no relation) is so out.

Jose Iglesias (not the dessert drink) is at 1-2. O-U-T.

Dodgers 9, Rockies 0.

Bottom

Alex Colomé now pitching for the MLB’s worst road team.

Will Smith is at 1-2. Out, Very out.

Muncy has a count that is full. He grounds out to first.

Colomé retires the side, so to speak.

Dodgers 9, Rockies 0.

SEVENTH INNING
Top

Yency Almonte pitching for the Doyers.

Diaz. Done.

Tovar be out at first.

Toglia. Gone.

Dodgers 9, Rockies 0.

Bottom

Lux grounds out to first.

Taylor is at 2-2. He flies out to rightward.

Bellinger singles to right.

Joey Gallo (not the plumber) lofts one to the glove of Diaz in center.

Dodgers 9, Rockies 0.

EIGHTH INNING
Top

David Price now pitching for the Dodgers.

Daza don’t.

Iglesias is at 2-0. He flies out to left.

MacMahon is at 0-1. He sends a single past everyone, into center.

Elehurls (no relation) Monteros is done at first.

Everyone is now here just for the fireworks.

Dodgers 9, Rockies 0.

Bottom

Trea Turner is mowing the air.

Miguel Vargas is at 1-2. He returns to the dugout.

Smith doubles to right on the first pitch.

Henser Alberto doubles to left. Smith comes home to the bosom of his teammates, if you will.

Thompson is at 1-1. 2-2. Done.

Dodgers 10, Rockies 0.

NINTH INNING
Top

Brendan Rogers doubles to center. The ball is barely chased.

Bouchard flies out to center. Rogers goes to third.

Diaz flies out to right. Rogers comes home.

Tovar flies out.

The Dodgers set a new franchise record for victories.

FINAL: Dodgers 10, Rockies 1.

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