The Los Angeles Dodgers had an improbable comeback to reach 110 wins over the weekend, but now are on the wrong end of MLB history with consecutive losses to the Colorado Rockies.
According to STATS LLC, the Rockies are the first team in MLB history with back-to-back victories in the regular season against a team with at least 110 wins. They extended that by defeating the Dodgers again on Tuesday night.
Colorado held L.A. to one run in two of the last three contests and outscored them 6-2 during that span. Prior to a 3-for-7 effort with runners in scoring position on Sunday, the Rockies were mired in a 1-for-32 skid during such situations.
Colorado experienced some regression on Monday night as they were 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position before Ryan Toglia’s RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning.
Toglia as a whole was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts before his game-winning hit.
The hit with a runner in scoring position also was a rarity for the Rockies as a whole. They were mired in a 1-for-32 skid in such situations until going 3-for-7 on Sunday. Colorado then was 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position on Monday night before Toglia’s hit.
This now marks a second time the Rockies have achieved an MLB first against the Dodgers this season, as they previously did so in games started by Tyler Anderson and Clayton Kershaw.
They became the first team in MLB history to tab a pitcher who was 8-0 or better with a loss, and defeat a multiple Cy Young Award winner in back-to-back games (either order).
Dave Roberts not concerned by Dodgers’ lull
Although the Dodgers have not swung the bat particularly well in their two consecutive losses, manager Dave Roberts downplayed having concern heading into the National League Division Series.
“They’re playing their tails off, they’re trying to win ever game,” Roberts said. “But I think when you’re sniffing the finish line of the regular season, that little edge might not be quite as finite. But I’m still not concerned with the offense. We have a lot of good players.”
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