Dodgers can’t escape shutout in Coors Field lidlifter

DJ LeMahieu slides ahead of the tag from catcher Carlos Ruiz on a double off the bat of Nolan Arenado in the first inning at Coors Field. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

DJ LeMahieu slides ahead of the tag from catcher Carlos Ruiz on a double off the bat of Nolan Arenado in the first inning at Coors Field. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

By Jon Weisman

Someday, we won’t even remember this latest Dodger offensive slump. Someday soon. Maybe even tonight, when the Dodgers play the second game of their doubleheader in Colorado.

So maybe it’s just best to go ahead and repress today’s 7-0 loss to the Rockies at Colorado.

For the first time in Coors Field history, the Dodgers have been held to one run or less in consecutive games — matching their total from the past eight years.

Similarly to Monday’s game, the score was 2-0 entering the sixth inning, before the Rockies pulled away late.

Ross Stripling pitched ably enough for a mile-high game: six innings, three runs. With 10 baserunners against two strikeouts, perhaps he was lucky the damage wasn’t greater, but he nonetheless was effective. Four runs then scored against Casey Fien and J.P. Howell over the final two innings.

But after going 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position Monday, the Dodgers were 0 for 7 today. The good news is, that will change — it always changes. Bring on Game 2.

3 Comments

Jon—–You are the ultimate optimist.

You think they will score less than two runs a game for the rest of the season?

Well – that proved true very quickly. As you suggested it possibly might.

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