The Dodger bats were quiet in Arizona, but it didn’t take long before Coors Field worked its magic. In the series opener against the Rockies, the Dodgers slugged 6 homers and scored 12 runs in a thrilling and stressful back and forth game that ended with a final score of 12-8.
Bellinger got it started in the 1st inning with a home run, or should I say David Dahl provided the homer. Bellinger hit a fly ball that should have been caught on the warning track. But instead, it hit Dahl’s glove and bounced over the wall.
On the next pitch, Muncy hit his first homer of the night. This time, Muncy didn’t need help from the Rockies as he deposited it in the bullpen beyond right field.
The Dodgers soon found themselves in need of more runs, trailing 4-2 in the fifth. But Verdugo and Turner went back-to-back and tied the game and take the lead.
In the seventh inning, the Dodgers found themselves trailing by a run yet again. But with Bellinger on base, Muncy stepped up again and hit his second homer of the night.
The Rockies soon tied the game and the Dodgers entered the ninth inning in an 8-8 tie. Despite all the homers the Dodgers had hit so far, it ended up being the shortest hit that gave them the lead for good when Taylor blooped an RBI single to right field.
The big blow came two batters later when Hernández hit a pinch-hit 3-run homer. The homer didn’t give the Dodgers the lead, but it did extend the lead to a much more comfortable size.
The Dodgers will look to extend their winning streak against the Rockies in game two of the series. Hyun-Jin Ryu will take the mound for the Dodgers, hoping to continue to lower his spectacular 1.27 ERA. Antonio Senzatela will pitch for the Rockies. His ERA is 4.91. The game will begin at 5:40 pm.