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.”
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.