The Los Angeles Dodgers offense kept on rolling en route to completing a sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 12-6 victory. It extended the Dodgers’ winning streak to five games, tying the Detroit Tigers for the longest active stretch.
Coming off an impressive 2019 debut, Julio Urias struggled in what potentially was his final start for the foreseeable future. He walked the bases loaded in the first inning but benefitted from Cody Bellinger making a catch in foul territory, which ended the threat. After the Dodgers broke the game open, Urias allowed he Rockies to get back into it.
Charlie Blackmon’s leadoff triple in the bottom of the third was cashed in on Trevor Story’s RBI single. Nolan Arenado then drove in a run on his triple, and later scored when Kiké Hernandez failed to attempt turning a double play because he lost track of the number of outs.
The miscue not only brought in a run but cost Urias four additional pitches. The lasting impact could be debate, as Urias was wild throughout much of an outing that only saw him go 3.2 innings. He was removed after allowing a double to Blackmon.
Joe Kelly struck out Story to end the inning and followed that by stranding Arenado’s leadoff single in the fifth and recorded an out in the sixth inning. The appearance was an encouraging one for Kelly, who had a rough start to his Dodgers tenure and came out of last Friday’s game after being struck by a line drive.
Urias built himself an early lead by driving the first pitch he saw into right field for an RBI single in the second inning. Blackmon overran the ball, which allowed Austin Barnes to score a second run on the hit.
David Freese extended the lead to 3-0 with an RBI double in the third inning, and Hernandez added to it with a two-run double pulled inside the the third-base line. Barnes’ RBI single capped off the four-run inning.
Blackmon gifted the Dodgers another run in the fourth when he inexplicably dropped Bellinger’s sky-high fly ball on the warning track in right field. Consecutive walks to start the fifth inning paid off for the Dodgers as Joc Pederson delivered a sacrifice fly and Barnes scored on a wild pitch.
Max Muncy’s two-run home run in the sixth inning extended the Dodgers’ franchise record to 10 games to start a season with at least one homer. For good measure, Bellinger clubbed his MLB-leading seventh home run of the season on a line drive hit to the second deck in right field.
Fresh off joining the team and taking Brock Stewart’s place in the bullpen, Dennis Santana ate up the final 2.2 innings of the game.