AP Photo – David Zabulowski
The Rockies lost against on Saturday night and now have to take Sunday’s game to split the series. With Alex Wood on the mound, the Rockies could get absolutely nothing going, despite some hard hit balls. In the end, the Dodgers came away with the 4-0 win and are now only a half game back in the standings.
The Rockies had seven hits in the game, but in only one inning did they have more than one hit, and that came in the second when Cargo and Parra singled. Other than that, no runner reached third base and only two reached second. Strikeouts were definitely a problem, with Alex Wood striking out ten and the Rockies striking out fourteen times in total.
Tyler Anderson gave the Rockies a good start, coming only an out away from a quality start. Anderson struck out eight and walked two while allowing five hits and three runs. Two of the runs came in the second with the first coming on a ball Parra misplayed in center. That very well could have changed the complexion of the game, but it is just not the way it went on Saturday.
Really, this was a pretty lackluster game from the Rockies. They hit some balls hard, but when they did they were right at people. This game is also the fourth straight game Colorado has gone without a home run, and all four of those games have been played at home.
The Rockies need a win on Mother’s day and they do send their best pitcher this year to the mound, the sensei Antonio Senzatela. This will also be the last game of their ten game home stand and with a win they will finish the home stretch with a record of 6-4. Obviously they would have liked to sweep a series or take three of four from LA, but they will have to try and at least finish above .500 during the home stand.