OOTP 21: June 6, 2020 – Rockies 4, Dodgers 0 – Punting away the win streak

Photo: Stacie Wheeler

I’m going to keep this one pretty short because the game sucked and it feels sort of ridiculous to spend much time writing about a fake baseball simulation with everything going on.

The Fake Los Angeles Dodgers (36-28) lost 4-0 to the Fake Colorado Rockies (29-35), snapping a three-game win streak and annoying me with the lack of offense a day after back-to-back double-digit run games.

Coming up with just seven hits, a double being the lone extra-base hit, and 0 (!) walks, the Dodgers failed to put any runs up against German Marquez, Wade Davis or Jairo Diaz. Marquez struck out seven in his seven innings of work, while Davis and Diaz each added one strikeout in their scoreless innings.

“German was throwing strikes, locating well,” said Colorado manager Bud Black, who had to be relieved after his pitching staff walked pretty much everyone in the previous two games.

Meanwhile, Alex Wood pitched relatively well except for when he ran into Tom Murphy. Entering the day with just three home runs this season, Murphy connected on two-out solo dongs in the second and sixth innings. The homers ended up as two of the three runs charged to Wood in his seven innings of work. Striking out 10 to just one walk, Wood pitched better than he has in most of his outings this season.

Brandon Kintzler, again, allowed a run, again, in his lone inning of work. Joe Kelly and Pedro Baez closed out the game, with Kelly walking two but avoiding any runs crossing.

And that’s about it. The Dodgers pretty much punted on the game with Tyler White starting at first and Austin Barnes catching, so I shouldn’t be too shocked the offense failed so spectacularly.

Jon Gray takes the mound on Sunday for the Rockies, while someone named D May is starting for the Dodgers. Haven’t heard much about him thanks to the virtual Dodgers’ decision making, but lets see how he does with Los Angeles in need of rotation help now.

May’s arrival on the roster comes as Edubray Ramos was claimed off waivers by Detroit, ending his rather eventful tenure with the Dodgers.

About Cody Bashore

Cody Bashore is a lifelong Dodger fan originally from Carpinteria, California (about 80 miles north of Dodger Stadium along the coast). He left California to attend Northern Arizona University in 2011, and has lived in Arizona full-time since he graduated in 2014 with a journalism degree.