Recap: Dodgers’ Lineup Struggles, Bullpen Falters Late In Loss To Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers lineup struggled throughout most of the night against Colorado Rockies starter German Marquez as they dropped the second game of their season 3-2.

Tony Gonsolin started the game for the Dodgers and didn’t have his best command, but he was still effective overall. The right-hander threw 62 pitches over three innings while allowing just one run on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk.

Gonsolin nearly escaped with no runs allowed after Mookie Betts made a phenomenal throw to the plate in the first inning following a single from Ryan McMahon, but Austin Barnes wasn’t able to hold onto the ball through contact allowing Kris Bryant to score.

Barnes quickly made up for it by tying the game with a solo home run in the third inning. It was the Dodgers first homer of the 2022 season and came off the bat at 107.5 mph while traveling an estimated 453 feet.

Tyler Anderson took over for the Dodgers in the fourth inning, making his debut with the club against the Rockies, the team he spent the majority of his career with. The veteran southpaw was sharp, throwing two perfect innings to start his night

Anderson did receive some help from Justin Turner, who made a fantastic catch reaching over the ledge and nearly falling into the camera well to record an out in the fifth inning.

While Anderson made a strong first impression, it wasn’t a perfect night.

C.J. Cron singled to start the sixth inning and Anderson followed by getting Ryan McMahon to ground into what should’ve been a double play, however, Max Muncy wasn’t able to field it cleanly, allowing Cron to reach second safely.

Connor Joe then singled to put the Rockies up 2-1 following a wild pitch that allowed Cron to advance to third.

Anderson finished his night allowing just the one run in four innings of work. Combined with Gonsolin, the pair of pitchers did more than enough to get the win, throwing seven innings while allowing just two runs at Coors Field.

The Dodgers lineup was unable to figure out Marquez all night, who allowed just three hits over seven innings. Following Barnes’ solo home run, the lineup went 1-for-16.

That was broken in the eighth inning when Gavin Lux singled off reliever Alex Colome to begin a rally.

After Lux, Barnes followed with one of his own to put runners at the corners with one out for Betts, who then added another single that dropped between a trio of Rockies defenders to tie the game at two.

Following Anderson, Blake Treinen took the mound in the bottom of the eighth. He struck out the first two hitters he faced before Joe, a former Dodgers Minor Leaguer, hit a solo shot to put the Rockies up 3-2.

In the ninth inning, Rockies closer Daniel Bard struck out the side.

Trea Turner advances hitting streak

Turner extended his hitting streak to a career-high 21 games dating back to last season after his single in the eighth.

The 28-year-old shortstop is coming off a 2021 season where he won the National League batting title and led in WAR.

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