OOTP 21: May 27, 2020 – Dodgers 6, Rockies 4 – Kenley replaced at closer by … uh, Kolarek (?)

Alex Wood (Photo: Cody Bashore)

The Los Angeles Dodgers picked up a win at Colorado Field, knocking off the Colorado Rockies, 6-4. Starting pitcher Alex Wood played a key role in the triumph, but it was Los Angeles reliever Zach McAllister who picked up the win, giving him a record at 1-0. Wes Parsons absorbed the loss for Colorado. Meanwhile, Adam Kolarek is apparently the closer now, as he picked up his second save of the series and season.

Tyler White — still not DFA’d — drove in one run for Los Angeles. The 29-year-old first baseman had a key at-bat in the top of the tenth. With one out and runners on 2nd and 3rd, he broke a 4-4 tie with a run-scoring sacrifice fly off Parsons. It was his second RBI of the season.

We didn’t go down without a fight,” said Colorado manager Bud Black. Poor (not really, he’s plenty comfortable, financially) Buddy Black.

Meanwhile, Wood turned in one of his best efforts of the season: 6 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 99 pitches, 60 strikes. His season ERA is plummeting, as it’s down to 6.47. Also, it wouldn’t be an OOTP sim without Caleb Ferguson not only pitching, but also giving up a run. All four of his outs recorded, however, did come via the strikeout.

At the dish, Justin Turner, Gavin Lux, Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager and Joc Pederson all had multi-hit games. Lux had a triple and his ninth home run of the season.

The win improves the Dodgers’ record to 32-22. Ross Stripling goes up against Jon Gray in the series finale. The Rockies, at 22-32, have lost 4 straight games.

About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. 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.