The Dodgers escaped another crazy series at Coors Field with a split series, and no injuries. While some ERAs got needlessly inflated, and some players played at some questionable defense, it was par for the course at that crazy stadium that they have in Denver.
Tony Gonsolin‘s major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers maybe is one he’d like to forget, and the game as a whole was one the team should soon forget, as the Dodgers lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-2 while only getting one win in the three game series.
The Dodgers had a truly historic weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. Not only did they have three walk-off wins in a row, they were all off of the home run, and they were all hit by a different rookie.
Another series, another Dodgers sweep. That’s a total of seven series sweeps so far, six of three games or more, for those of you keeping track at home. That number is best in the majors. And it’s now just the beginning of June.
Capitalizing upon the poor pitching of starter Walker Buehler and reliever Pedro Baez, the Diamondbacks used a seven-run fourth inning to take control of the series’ final game on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a potent Dodgers offense at the end of the game from claiming another victory.
One evening after squandering countless scoring opportunities in a six-hour, 13-inning marathon, the offense of the Dodgers was firing on all cylinders, this time registering an 18-5 victory over the Diamondbacks in the team’s third game of the year.
And so the final week of the 2018 season is upon us, with the Dodgers holding a slim 1.5 lead over the Colorado Rockies. There are no more games at home, just three on the road again Arizona and three against San Francisco.
Not long before the 2018 deadline for waiver trades and moments before their 3-2 victory over the division-leading Diamondbacks, the Dodgers acquired third baseman David Freese from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league infielder Jesus Manuel Valdez.