Dodgers attacks early, Tyler Anderson gem adds to rout of Rockies

The Dodgers pounced on the opposing starter straight away for the second straight recreation, then took benefit of quite a few Rockies miscues for a 13-0 blowout win at Coors Field to begin a four-game weekend sequence in Denver.

Two runs got here within the first in opposition to Jose Ureña thanks to a double steal by Trea Turner, who singled, and Freddie Freeman, who walked. Catcher Elias Díaz’s throw to third acquired away, permitting Turner to rating and Freeman to advance, then a wild pitch from Ureña gave the Dodgers a second run.

Two extra errors have been cashed in by the Dodgers, with first baseman Connor Joe’s throw to second base hitting Cody Bellinger within the again within the second inning, and Ureña threw extensive to first base on a comebacker by Freeman.

The large names did so much of the injury, with Will Smith hitting a two-run double and RBI single. Trea Turner had three hits and scored 3 times, and drove in three with a bases-loaded double. That allowed Turner to go Freeman for the main league lead in hits, now 124 to 123.

Turner now in 150 video games with the Dodgers has precisely 100 runs scored and 100 runs batted in, as identified by Jon Weisman.

With an 11-0 lead, Turner was eliminated after simply 4 innings. He was additionally eliminated Wednesday after six innings. Same for Freeman, who exited Wednesday after 4 innings and Thursday after six defensive innings. It marked the primary time all yr both went two video games in a row with out ending them. That is what counts as relaxation this yr for Turner and Freeman, who’ve each began all 98 video games.

Those maneuvers additionally allowed Mookie Betts the indulgence of enjoying second base for the second recreation in a row and third time this season. At the plate, Betts singled twice and scored twice, sustaining his National League lead in runs scored (71).

Tyler Anderson continued his transcendent run with one other wonderful begin, his fifth scoreless outing of the season. He walked none and allowed solely 4 hits and hit a batter. The most bother he confronted got here on the bookends his begin. First, Anderson was requested to wipe some rosin off his hat earlier than he threw a pitch within the first inning.

Then, up 13 runs with one out and a runner on base and at 93 pitches on the odometer, Anderson was visited on the mound by supervisor Dave Roberts, who both did not include a hook or was talked out of it by Anderson, who remained within the recreation as Jake Reed began jogging in from the bullpen, solely to shortly retreat after realizing he wasn’t known as into the sport simply but.

Anderson used his second wind by throwing all of one pitch to get a double play to finish his night time with seven scoreless innings.

Thirteen runs is second-most by the Dodgers in a recreation this season. It’s their third-most in a recreation with no house run at Coors Field, behind a pair of 16-run outbursts in 2008 and 2009.

The Dodgers misplaced 4 of their first 5 video games at Coors Field this season, scoring a complete of 15 runs in 45 innings. In the final two video games in Denver, they’ve scored 21 runs in 18 innings, each wins.

The ninth inning options place gamers pitching, with Palm Desert High School’s Brian Serven, Colorado’s backup catcher, pitching a scoreless high of the body, strolling Zach McKinstry however getting a double play. Hanser Alberto, pitching for the third time this yr, acquired the ultimate three outs

Thursday particulars

Home runs: none

WP — Tyler Anderson (11-1): 7 IP, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts

LP — José Ureña (1-3): 3+ IP, 8 hits, 10 runs (7 earned), 3 walks, 2 strikeouts

Up subsequent

Julio Urías takes the mound on Friday night time (5:40 pm, SportsNet LA), whereas Chad Kuhl takes the mound 32 days after he shut out the Dodgers on this exact same park.

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