Dodgers 8, Rockies 3: An 8-game win streak behind Julio Urias’ 12 Ks and … Miguel Rojas?

Completing a dominant four-game sweep of the hapless Rockies, the Dodgers relied on Julio Urias looking like Julio Urias again and a “power surge” of sorts from Miguel Rojas to cruise to another victory, this time by an 8-3 score.

The Dodgers have now won eight games in a row, four series in a row, and 12 of their last 13 games.


The Dodgers took the early lead facing Kyle Freeland, as after a quiet 1st, the 2nd started with an Amed Rosario double and a Max Muncy single to make it 1-0.

After a Chris Taylor walk and a James Outman single, the bases were loaded, and amusingly they got another run on a Rojas infield pop that dropped in due to the sun. Unfortunately, the rally ended there and it was just 2-0.

That seemed relevant immediately, as Urias looked great and had three strikeouts while allowing just a single through two innings, but in the 3rd a one-out double and a two-out Cole Tucker single cut the lead to 2-1. Though to be fair, at least it led to a cool Mookie Betts throwing highlight.

The Dodgers did get the run back in the 3rd against Freeland as a Will Smith double was cashed in on a Rosario single (and error) to make it 3-1.

Unfortunately, they would need that cushion, as Julio would give up runs in the 4th due to hitting a batter to start the frame and then giving up a two-out Alan Trejo homer to tie things up at 3-3.

Again though, the Dodgers came right back in their half of the 4th, as Rojas of all people hit his second homer of the year for a 4-3 lead.

After a quiet 5th, Freeland exited the game, and the Dodgers got insurance against the Rockies pen in the 6th. Enrique Hernandez started the rally with a single, Muncy drew a walk, and Taylor loaded the bases on an infield single. A run crossed on a one-out Rojas sacrifice fly for his third RBI of the day, and a Mookie double plated the other two runners to make it 7-3.

You’ll noticed I stopped updating about Urias, and that’s because he was dominant after the homer. He retired 10 straight and struck out eight of those batters, including seven in a row at one point.

While he gave up three runs, it was another very promising start from Urias, who looked as good as ever: 7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 12 K, 88 Pitches.

In relief of Urias was Alex Vesia, who continued that unit’s run of success with a 1-2-3 frame in the 8th.


The Dodgers then gave the pen even more breathing room in the 8th after a quiet 7th, as Taylor walked and stole both second and third, then scored on another Rojas sacrifice fly.

To close the game out with the bigger lead was Victor Gonzalez back up from AAA. While he gave up a single to start the inning, he then got three outs in a row, including a strikeout for the last one to close Fernandomania Weekend out in a celebratory mood.


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After a day off tomorrow, the red-hot Dodgers will welcome the Brewers to Dodger Stadium at 4:10 PM HT/7:10 PM PT/10:10 PM ET. It’ll be Bobby Miller looking to continue the rotation’s success against Wade Miley.

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