The Rockies led in the middle in the 9th. The Rockies had Brusdar Graterol in the circle, Sean Bouchard singled to right. Alan Trejo lined to second. Ezequiel Tovar walked to the second base, Bouchard to second. Michael Toglia singled to left to score Bouchard. Yonathan Daza grounded out to the first.
In the second portion, Justin Lawrence and his 5.83 ERA came into the game in an effort to make an inning-saving save. Trea Turner hit a single to left. Freddie Freeman flied to the warning track in the right. Will Smith flied to center. Max Muncy lined to center.
It’s been a pitcher’s match since the fourth inning, which is more than a multi-pitcher duel. The Dodgers have kept the Rockies scoreless, thanks to the pitchers listed below: Yency Almonte, Tommy Kahnle, Craig Kimbrel, Caleb Ferguson, Chris Martin, Alex Vesia and Evan Phillips. They’ve pitched six innings without scoring hitting innings, surrendering four hits and one walk and throwing eight innings.
In the meantime, the Rockies have relied on two pitchers and have gotten 6 innings one-run baseball by Jose Urena and two scoreless innings from Jake Bird. Both pitchers had ERAs above 5.00 and have held the Dodgers to just five hits.
Trayce Thompson scored a one-out homer at the third inning’s bottom to make it even. The ball was actually the result of a line drive, which soared to the right of the seat. Joey Gallo lined to left. Mookie Betts hit a single to center. Yonathan Daza tried to dive attempt, which he failed but the ball was stuck under his feet. Betts believed he had got it out of the way and started to sprint into the dugout. everyone was on the Dodgers and half of the crowd shouted at him to return. Trea Turner fouled out to the first.
The Rockies started to get on track in the middle of second. Elias Diaz singled to left. Randal Grichuk lined out to the shortstop, and Diaz barely catching the throw at first, trying to get him to double off. Sean Bouchard doubled to left-center, Diaz stopping at third. Alan Trejo singled to right and scored Diaz, Bouchard stopping at third. Ezequiel Tovar hit a hitting a ball away from. Michael Toglia struck out swinging.
The Dodgers took a break in the second half of the game. Yency Almonte is set to replace Tony Gonsolin in the top of the third.Chris Taylor bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept. 20. (Ringo H.W. Chiu / Associated Press)
The final handful of regular-season games fade away as the regular season winds down, the Dodgers may be able to enter playoff play without a crucial player from their past playoffs.
The outfielder Chris Taylor was out of the lineup on Monday night for the third consecutive contest against Colorado Rockies because of neck tightness. Dodgers director Dave Roberts said Taylor’s neck is “stiff it hurts, it’s sore from swinging with the bat.”
“When you’re discussing the neck, there are a lot of things that you need to do to do to be a dynamic ball player” Roberts said. “I am worried.”
So concerned so that Roberts did not shy away from discussing the possibility that Taylor will not be well when National League Division Series play begins next week.
A year back, Taylor was dealing with an identical neck issue when the Dodgers began to prepare to play into October. He was out of a couple of games. The production of his plate was slowed in September, when he closed the month at six for 52. He’s also slumped lately, slipping into an uncharacteristic three-for-30 streak before a three-for-four performance on Sept. 30.
In the end the whole, it’s been his most difficult year in the Dodger uniform with a slash of the team’s batting average to .221/.304/.373.
Taylor was treated with a cortisone injection on Monday, Roberts told reporters, while the coach was hopeful Taylor would be able to play this Wednesday for the Dodgers last regular-season game against Colorado.
Blake Treinen, meanwhile, was a good bullpen player, Roberts said. The reliever missed a significant portion of the season due to shoulder issues. However, should he be able to take on batters earlier rather and later than the other players, then there’s small possibility that he’ll make it into the packed Dodgers bullpen during the postseason.