OOTP 21: May 26, 2020 – Dodgers 9, Rockies 8 – 6-run 9th inning wins it for LA

Mookie Betts (Photo: Cody Bashore)

The inspired effort of Colorado right fielder Charlie Blackmon was not enough to prevent a loss, 9-8, to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Blackmon went 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and a walk. He scored 3 runs and drove in 2. Los Angeles reliever Caleb Ferguson picked up the win, raising his record to 4-3. Jairo Diaz was tagged with the loss. Blake Treinen recorded the save, his 1st.

Interesting lede for the computer to write. Here’s what I would have done:

“Give Mookie Betts all the (real and virtual) money. His bases-clearing double in the top of the ninth was the capper on a great 9-8 comeback win for the Dodgers.”

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Betts’ lone hit on the night won the game for LA in rather dramatic fashion.

It wasn’t a pretty victory,” said Betts. “But we got it done.

Fuckin’ A, Mookie.

The Dodgers trailed 6-0 after four innings. Brusdar Graterol made his first start of the season and … it didn’t go well. He allowed five runs in just three innings of work. The bullpen trio who followed — Zach McAllister, Pedro Baez and Edubray Ramos — all allowed single runs in their outings. However, Adam Kolarek, Caleb Ferguson and Blake Treinen prevented any further Colorado damage.

Offensively, only Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy recorded multi-hit efforts. They both also homered in the contest.

The Dodgers improve to 31-22 with the win. The struggling Alex Wood goes head-to-head against German Marquez on Wednesday.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.