Denver — A game at Coors Field is like a dark ride at an amusement park. You don’t know how long it will last, so you just lace it up and hope you have all your possessions when it reaches the end.
The Dodgers failed to pass Wednesday night and lost 10-5 to the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field in a match that questioned the Dodgers’ expected pitcher in October.
Walker Buehler faced 18 batters and failed to pass the second four innings with four starts this month. He allowed seven hits, including one home run and two doubles. One was a two-run kill shot by the opponent pitcher, finishing the night of Buehler after 3-2 / 3 innings. Of the 74 pitches he threw, the Rocky Mountains swung only four times and made a mistake.
At the end of August, Buehler was the front runner of the National League Cy Young Awards, scoring 2.05 ERA and .187 batting average at 27 starts. There was debate over whether the Dodgers should start him or Max Scherzer with the possibility of a one-game wild card playoff.
There is no discussion anymore, and there is no Cy Young in the near future of Buehler. The Dodgers are less likely to avoid the wild card playoffs in that one game.
With four starts this month, the batter hit .317 from Buehler and fueled 7.32 ERA. The Dodgers lost three of those starts.
Wednesday night, all the damage was packed into one inning.
The Dodgers gave Buehler a 3-0 lead at the top of the top of the third inning. Gavin Lux ran the shortstop hole at once with a line drive and aggressively doubled it. Luke Raley continued his 472-foot commute to the Dodgers’ longest home run of the season, Nebraska.
However, the Rocky Mountains scored five times at the bottom of the inning.
Brendan Rodgers led home runs, and the next four batters became singles in a variety of ways. Buehler jumped out to Elias Diaz and defeated Sam Hilliard. Rockies starter German Marquez was next, and Buehler was on the verge of escaping further damage. However, Marquez lined up the ball on the wall of the center field and ran two more runs to finish Buehler’s night.
The five-run innings were more than Buehler gave up more than 13 innings in two starts at Coors Field this season. However, his ERA in 10 career appearances at Coors (8 starts) is now quite high at 5.03.
Marquez returned the lead in the fifth inning by walking three of the first four batters. One run scored on a grand slam walk when Justin Turner hit a full-base fly ball into his right fielder. But when Charlie Blackmon threw behind him, Trea Turner was caught from second base, and a potential big inning failed there.
The Rocky Mountains took the fifth best lead when the Dodgers left-handed Justin Bruihl gave up the lead-off single and hit Blackmon on the pitch. Brusder Gratello replaced him and gave up the RBI single in Trevor Story.
After Corey Seager’s five singles, the Dodgers didn’t have another hit until Mookie Betts hit the single with two outs in the ninth inning. By that time, the game had already been revealed to them when the Rocky Mountains recorded four unwinned runs in seven.
The inning began with Blackmon tapping the ball to the right of the pitcher’s mound. The Dodgers rescuer Alex Vesia scooped it up and competed to tag Blackmon. The two collided, and Bashir got off hard near first base and dropped the ball.
After Dave Roberts deliberately walked catcher Elias Diaz to set up a left-to-left match for Bashir, Bashir remained, but only two of the next six batters he faced retired. To get Sam Hilliard out of the inning that gave up his three-run home run.
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