The Dodgers just seem to have his number. To quote in-house RWO team statistician EdTheUmp:
De la Rosa 0-6 in decisions vs Dodgers…team is 0-13 when he starts against Dodgers. The Rox look like they have a hangover from all the hits last night.
While a ton of credit goes to South Korea native Hyun-Jin Ryu, mixed with some questioned calls behind the dish, the Rockies had several chances to make a game of it. Sadly, they wasted their hits and runs the night before and floundered to even get a piece of the ball tonight.
The Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched up a storm, showing why the Dodgers dropped a mint to even get the chance to talk to him in person. In the dating world it would be considered an escort service, but in baseball it is courting players in Asia that requires money up front. Ryu’s final line: 6IP, 3H, 2R, 2BB and 12K’s! The only person to really get to him was CarGo with a 1st inning HR. Other than that he had pretty much everyone’s number all night. The Rockies were held to five hits, with no single player getting more than one.
De La Rosa, on the other hand, looked extremely vulnerable tonight. As EdTheUmp mentioned, he hasn’t had much luck in the Dodger arena. He only lasted four innings and gave up 11 hits, 6 earned with 2 walks and 1 HR. His ERA jumped from 2.86 to 4.18 when the night was done.
Thankfully the team wasn’t outdone by poor base running, or poor fielding. In fact, the team turned one of the best double plays in recent memory. In the bottom of the second A.J. Ellis on second and Uribe on first, Ryu came up to the plate to bunt them over. The second he squared around for his second attempt, Herrera broke from short to third and Arenado stormed the castle, grabbing the ball practically hot off the bat and firing it back to Johnny who then riffled it to first to complete the DP. It was a thing of beauty and a big boost to De La Rosa.
But the boost didn’t last long, as the very next batter, Jerry Hairston, hit an RBI single and was followed by a Nick Punto RBI single.