After dropping the first game of the day that I was able to peacefully ignore, the Dodgers came back in the second and jumped on the Rockies with an early crooked number and then cruised to a 11-2 victory.
The main thing is nobody got seriously injured (yet) at Satan Field.
Unlike their quiet showing earlier in the day, the Dodgers offense got going early in the nightcap.
The 2nd frame started with singles from Max Muncy and James Outman, then Enrique Hernandez reached on an infield single to load the bases, and David Peralta made it another single for a pair of runs. After a groundout advanced the runners, an Amed Rosario infield single led to another run, and he then stole second. That was promptly followed by a Chris Taylor single to plate two more runs and make it 5-0.
Got all that?
A high-five in the second. pic.twitter.com/XyMOD5tZkk— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 27, 2023
After a couple innings off, it was Muncy singling again to start a rally, as Outman followed with an infield single and an error advanced Muncy to third. Enrique capitalized with a sac fly that moved both runners up, and Kolten Wong came through with a single to make it 7-0.
As all this was going on for the Dodgers, Bobby Miller was on the mound and dealing. He scattered three singles over the first four innings of scoreless work, including erasing one with a double play.
Wong ? Rosario pic.twitter.com/BGaUP2OpWK— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) September 27, 2023
The Rockies finally got on the board in the 5th behind an Elehuris Montero solo shot, but he then struck out the next three hitters.
The Dodgers followed the Rockies getting their first run by responding in the 6th with a Taylor walk and then Freddie Freeman hitting his 27th homer of the year for a 9-1 lead.
Freddie homers and the 'pen loves it. pic.twitter.com/QojGUXg8Wt— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 27, 2023
Meanwhile, Miller allowed a double and eventually a Nolan Jones single in the 6th to make it 9-2 before he got out of the inning.
The Dodgers then got it back in the 7th behind a Wong single, Rosario getting hit, a Freddie walk, and a Will Smith sac fly to make it 10-2. However, they did strand the bases loaded.
Miller ended his outing with his 7th inning, giving up a bloop single but nothing else and he emphatically completed the inning with a strikeout.
An impressive outing: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 9 K, 91 Pitches.
Bobby Miller sets a career-high in strikeouts with 9 at Coors Field. pic.twitter.com/Vrax14RFnx— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) September 27, 2023
The offense continued to add to the lead in the 9th, as Freddie started with a double and a Muncy single (his third hit) drove him in to make it 11-2.
That ended up being the final score, as taking over for Miller in the 8th was Joe Kelly, and all he did was strikeout a pair in an 11-pitch inning.
That was followed by an Alex Vesia 9th, who made it look easy with a perfect frame to end it.
|Dodgers||97-60 (4 GB)|
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