DLR outduels Greinke in LA

On a clear Saturday night in LA where Don Mattingly gave most of his heavy hitters the night off, the Rox got a stellar performance from Jorge de la Rosa that even Scott Oberg couldn’t mess up. DLR fielded a grounder in the 7th twisting his groin awkwardly, we’ll have to wait to see how badly he reaggravated the injury. That didn’t diminish a huge quality start, 7.1 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 3 Ks and no BB, recording a 7-1 victory for his first win of the season. After an airmail from Descalso in the first, DLR sat down 18 Dodgers in a row.

For six innings, it looked like a pitcher’s duel. Zack Greinke made one mistake in the 1st to Carlos Gonzalez that landed in the right center field seats, and from there not a lot happened until the 7th. There was Daniel Descalso giving Wilin Rosario the old high-low workout on throws from SS to 1B, but the Rox managed to avoid damage. Of all the Dodgers hitters, Greinke mustered the biggest threat, launching one to left center that Charlie Blackmon tracked down on the track, with Corey Dickerson aggravating his plantar fasciitis slamming on the brakes before the wall.

Greinke had piled up 100 pitches in six innings, and was lifted for Sergio Santos. The Rox power game woke up. Santos yielded a walk to Michael McKenry (or his cardboard cutout, we know nobody walks in LA for the Rox). Descalso stepped up and blasted Santos into the right center field stairwell. Santos ran into more trouble in the 8th. Carlos Gonzalez showed left fielder Alex Guerrero what exit velocity really looks like, sizzling a ball that hit in front of Guerrero and skipped to the wall, scoring DJ LeMahieu. Nolan Arenado then did some yardwork to left center, putting the Rox up 6-0. A Rafael Ynoa double and DJ single produced the final run in the 9th.

After a short Rafael Betancourt clean up in the 8th, Weiss went to Scott Oberg (#SummonTheOberg) who tried his best to sink the ship in the 9th. HBP, double, walk, HBP, and then 2 Ks to get out of the mess with only one run.

Lingering injuries are defining the Rox right now – Tulo quad, Morneau concussion, Dickerson PF, possibly DLR groin. In good news, the swelling on Jordan Lyles’ pitching hand has gone down, he threw a scheduled bullpen and looks ready to go for his normal rotation turn. CarGo, who has always been notoriously streak, seems to be heating up finally. Admittedly, this was not the best lineup the Dodgers can run out, but a victory is a victory – and hanging an L on Greinke is always a plus.

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rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
5 years ago

It was a pleasant surprise to wake up this morning and read that the Rockies beat Greinke. I decided to skip watching this game on MLB.TV in the middle of the night only cuz Greinke was on the mound. Wasn’t he something like 30-1 vs. NL West teams since joining the Dodgers before the game?

Gary
Gary
5 years ago

I think ROOT guys said 28-1.

Gary
Gary
5 years ago

That was actually fun.Didn’t even take my usual nap.Of course only a Rockies pitcher could end a gem and potential complete game with a walk off injury!

Bill
Bill
5 years ago

When DLR got hurt I was afraid that Walt was going to leave him in. Maybe he received immediate help and will recover. As for Rockies bats waking up, remember Rockies only scored one run off a major league pitcher. The rest off of Santos their version of Olberg. I used to be a glass half full guy. Now I’m a glass half empty guy as far as the Rockies go. They need to show me more. And I presume… Read more »

Julian
Julian
5 years ago

A few minor league notes: David Dahl is heating up in New Britain. After a slow start (he is young for his league), he’s hitting over .400 in his last 10 games. And Matt McBride (the last remaining piece from the Ubaldo trade), is also heating up and hitting over .400 in his last 10 games. I wouldn’t be surprised to see McBride in purple before the year is out with injuries and the likelihood of trades of players such… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

And a major league note – Marlins fire Mike Redmond.

Not a real surprise. The Marlins were active in the offseason – but in a weird sort of way. I think they actually made their pitching weaker.

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