Rockies 4, Dodgers 0: Tyler Anderson continues to struggle after no-hit bid, lineup takes a day off

After a 5-1 start to their road trip and back-to-back series wins, the Dodgers started their series at Coors Field by seemingly just taking the day off in a 4-0 loss to the Rockies.

I’m not usually one to question effort or preparedness since it’s hard for fans to know, but man they looked like they were checked out today.

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After struggling in his first start after being allowed to extent his pitch count for a no-hit bid, Tyler Anderson didn’t look sharp yet again.

The trouble started early as he clearly lacked his usual command. In the 1st, a double and a C.J. Cron single scored the game’s first run, and the 2nd continued the trend with a double and an Elias Diaz single for another run. Anderson then settled in a bit and had three scoreless innings, but that ended violently in the 6th, as he surrendered a single and then a no-doubt Jose Iglesias homer to push the lead to 4-0.

I know it’s Coors but the opposing lineup is quite frankly dogshit and they used him like batting practice: 6 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 96 Pitches.

Chad Kuhl is having the best year of his career while at Coors, posting a 3.95 ERA/4.21 FIP/4.16 xERA, but that fact should tell you that he hasn’t been very good in his career and that he’s still an average inning-eating type of pitcher at best.

Well that segues nicely into the fact that he spent tonight absolutely clowning on the supposedly vaunted Dodgers offense. If not for a Gavin Lux infield single in the 3rd, he would’ve been working on a perfect game through 6.1 innings. Hell, even with the single he faced the minimum as Lux got doubled up trying to advance on a fly out.

Ah, so you say, after 6.1 innings they finally got to him. No no, they got a Freddie Freeman fliner single and then made the next two outs to move things along. Kuhl then cruised through a clean 8th, but was put under threat for the first time all game when Gavin led the 9th off with a double. Well, all Kuhl did was get the next three to complete the shutout.

Absolutely destroyed by Chad Kuhl at Coors Field, lol. This is fine: 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 102 Pitches.

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The Dodgers fall to 45-27 on the year and will remain 1.5 games up on the idle Padres in the NL West.

They’ll do it again tomorrow at 2:40 PM HT/5:40 PM PT/8:40 PM ET with Clayton Kershaw facing Kyle Freeland. Hopefully they’ll show up this time.

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