Rockies 7, Dodgers 6: Walked off and concern about Teoscar Hernandez’s health

After yesterday’s dramatic comeback, the Dodgers decided to repeat the formula by getting behind early again. However, they came back earlier this time to create a tight affair throughout that they eventually lost in walk-off fashion by a 7-6 score to the Rockies.


Bobby Miller was welcomed back rudely in his return to the majors, as the Rockies mounted a two-out rally in the 1st with a walk and a single, which was promptly cashed in by a Michael Toglia homer to make it 3-0 Rockies.

Fortunately, the Dodgers remained hot on offense from last night, and they came right back in the 2nd. Gavin Lux singled with one out, Cavan Biggio got hit, and Enrique Hernandez walked to load the bases. After a strikeout, it was Shohei Ohtani with the bases juiced and he came through with a three-run double to tie the game up. Freddie Freeman then followed him with a single, and all of a sudden the Dodgers had the 4-3 lead.

After a shaky 1st, Miller got help from double plays in both the 2nd and 3rd, but it was Toglia again in the 4th that caused him trouble with a lead-off triple that later scored on a groundout to tie the game at 4-4.

Yet again though, the Dodgers immediately came back in the next half inning. Freeman led off the 5th with a single, Andy Pages also singled, and Jason Heyward stepped up to double in a pair of runs for a 6-4 lead.

Miller got another double play in the 5th, then got his first clean inning in the 6th. Due to a low pitch count he was surprisingly pitching into the 7th, but he gave up a double before getting a high-bouncing comebacker.

He looked healthy at least: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 79 Pitches.

Daniel Hudson entered and a run scored immediately as Biggio made an error at third. That came back to haunt them as a double followed to put two in scoring position and a sacrifice fly tied the game at 6-6. An unearned run charged to Hudson, but the defense shouldn’t have put him into that situation.

After a two-out double and walk, Ohtani struck out to end the Dodgers’ threat in the 8th. Then Blake Treinen was next out in the bottom of the frame, and though he gave up a double, he eventually worked a scoreless frame.

The Dodgers had another two-out chance in the 9th after a double, but a pinch-hitting Miguel Rojas flew out. That brought up Yohan Ramirez in the 9th, who gave up a soft liner and a grounder for a single. After getting an out on a grounder, he then allowed a sac fly to walk it off for the Rockies.


More importantly, I wonder about Teoscar Hernandez‘s health.


This was funny from Eric Karros on Jake Cave at least.


Padres38-40 (9 GB)

*Either still playing or will play later.

The four-game series concludes early tomorrow at 9:10 AM HT/12:10 PM PT/3:10 PM ET with Gavin Stone facing Ty Blach.

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