The Los Angeles Dodgers again fell into an early deficit but were unable to rally for a second night in a row and suffered a 4-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. It prevented the Dodgers from reaching 100 wins and the Rockies avoided the longest losing streak by an opponent at Dodger Stadium.
Instead, they finished tied with the Cincinnati Reds, who also lost 12 in a row at Chavez Ravine during a stretch that spanned from Aug. 28, 2006-July 22, 2009.
The reins were loosened on Walker Buehler after he had predetermined short start his last time out. However, the right-hander suffered his first home loss of the year as he surrendered four runs in six-plus innings.
Ryan McMahon’s solo home run and soft RBI singles by Raimel Tapia and Charlie Blackmon put the Dodgers in a 3-0 deficit by the third inning. Buehler proceeded to retire 10 of the next 11 batters faced after Blackmon’s base hit.
However, Josh Fuentes deposited his first pitch of the seventh inning into the pavilion in left field, and that marked the end of the night for Buehler.
A fielding error in the fourth inning that allowed Cody Bellinger to reach later led to a run when Corey Seager hit a triple that got by a diving attempt from Garrett Hampson. He’d previously made a catch on a pop-up that Rockies players appeared to lose in the sky, and another off-balance grab at the wall in center field.
Russell Martin kept the inning alive with a two-out RBI single but that wound up being it for the Dodgers. Joc Pederson was stranded in the fifth and nothing came of Kiké Hernandez’s base hit in the eighth inning.
Bellinger represented the tying run in the bottom of the eighth but fouled out to end the inning.