The Dodgers beat the Rockies 6-3 on Saturday night for their sixth win in a row, which is something the 2014 team did not accomplish until July 31.
Zack Greinke pitched six innings of one-run ball before running into trouble in the seventh. Greinke got to two outs and was one strike away from stranding a runner at third, but D.J. LeMahieu hit a two-run bomb that ended Zack’s night. Greinke finished with five hits, one walk, and three runs surrendered while striking out three batters.
Offensively, this was a rather non-descript game through six, with RBIs coming courtesy of a single from Yasmani Grandal, a two-run RBI “single” from Adrian Gonzalez (was a gapper but Yasiel Puig misread it/didn’t want to risk running on his hammy), and A-Gon also added another RBI on a bases loaded grounder that should’ve been a double play.
In the seventh, though, the Dodgers came through with insurance runs to give the pen breathing room. Back-to-back doubles in the seventh from Jimmy Rollins and Puig helped give the Dodgers a two-run lead, and then Howie Kendrick‘s double down the line ensured it was a three-run cushion.
The terrible bullpen that Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi forgot to fix shut the door again. Chris Hatcher, J.P. Howell, and Joel Peralta pitched 2.1 innings of almost flawless shutout ball, as Peralta did walk one in the ninth.
-On his double, Puig was limping around, though he did finish out the game. Can honestly never tell if it’s seriously screwed up or if he’s being dramatic or what.
"i'm not mad, just disappointed" pic.twitter.com/cEQdpRDtOA
— Lana Berry (@Lana) April 19, 2015
–Juan Uribe stole a base. In real life. It was his first stolen base since Sep. 27 of 2013.