Colorado came back down to earth last night with a 4-2 loss to Los Angeles. It was the third time Kenta Maeda faced the Rockies and they still could not solve him. The only good hit was David Dahl’s two-run shot in the fourth inning. Chatty, on the other hand, could not solve Coors Field issues. It was one of his better games, but it was the three-run fifth inning that doomed him. He gave up a game-tying solo blast to Corey Seager and then got hit for a two-run triple by Yasmany Grandal with two outs. Dahl is now in second place in hitting streak to start his career in club history.
Looking at the lineup last night, I left after the eighth inning because there was nobody (Ynoa, Adames, Wolters) that would start a rally against closer Kenley Jansen. The Rockies better start finding bench help fast. Start with activating Gerardo Parra off the DL and get rid of Ynoa in favor of Ben Paulsen. Bring in Jordan Patterson to replace Ryan Raburn. They have options, do something about the bottom half of the lineup.
Despite the loss, Colorado remains three games out of the second wild card spot behind both Miami and St. Louis. It is the Rockies’ chance to tighten up the post season picture. St. Louis is expected to sweep Atlanta this weekend which makes it important that Colorado continue to play well at home. We should be scoreboard watching this weekend of the top three teams in the West division. San Francisco has to play at Washington and Los Angeles host Boston.