The Dodgers are red hot through the first 10 games of the season as they are 8-2 after sweeping the Rockies at Coors Field. While most of the scoring was done without the longball, Max Muncy hit his 3rd homer of the year and Cody Bellinger hit his Major League-best 7th homer in the Dodgers’ 12-6 win over the Rockies.
Julio Urías was in the game to pitch, but his great contribution may have been at the plate. He came up in the second inning with an RBI opportunity and he didn’t miss it. Urías singled to right field, driving in a run. Then a Charlie Blackmon error brought in a second run and the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead.
The Dodger lead was cut in half in the bottom of the third inning, but a fielding error by Blackmon, his second of the night, extended the Dodger lead. Bellinger hit a routine fly ball to right field that Blackmon wasn’t able to catch. This allowed Corey Seager to score and give the Dodgers a 7-3 lead.
After the Dodgers scored two more runs in the 5th, Muncy hit his 3rd homer of the year in the sixth inning. With Bellinger on base, Muncy crushed a fastball and sent it flying into the right field seats. This homer extended the Dodgers’ home run streak to 10 games.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a night of Dodger baseball without Bellinger homering. And that’s what he did in the 8th inning. Bellinger crushed a 1-1 fastball into the second deck behind right field. If you haven’t already, listen to the reaction of the ESPN announcers.
The Dodger roadtrip continues as they had down the mountain and to St. Louis for 4 games. They’ll be tested for the first time this season as they face a really good pitching staff and a great lineup that includes Dodger killer, Paul Goldschmidt.