Denver-- When a team gives up eight runs in one inning, it usually means the pitchers were not executing.
But what if I told you the pitchers somewhat executed and the defense just completely abandoned them?
The fifth inning was one of the worst defensive innings I have ever seen, it was that bad.
The Colorado Rockies finally snapped their 12-game losing streak against the Dodgers. Final score 13-9.
It's time for the Rox to play in a dome because Coors Field is starting to become a little absurd.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, before his start against Colorado, owned a 1.27 ERA. It's now at 1.83 after he gave up seven earned runs in four innings. We all know he historically struggles at Coors Field, but he did not have his superior command on Friday night as he usually does.
Los Angeles took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning after they were gifted two runs on errors by former NLCS MVP Daniel Murphy.
In the bottom half of the first, Nolan Arenado continued to blister the baseball with his two-run homer off Ryu to cut the lead to 3-2.
Nolan Arenado is now 14-for-23 (.609) with four doubles and four home runs against Hyun-Jin Ryu, which means you should probably stop pitching to him.
Alex Verdugo, who's been on an absolute tear, mashed a 440 foot home run to straightaway center field to take a 5-2 lead in the 4th.
But as we know, you will need to score a lot more runs to win in that ballpark.
Ryu gave up a double to Garrett Hampson, then Pat Valaika hit a two-run home run to snap his 0-30 slump.
The wheels came falling off for Ryu next.
Charlie Blackmon lined a single, Ian Desmond smoked a double to score Blackmon, and then ultimately David Dahl, of course, hit a "Coors Special" with a home run to left field to make the score 7-5.
Ryu did not record a single out in the fifth inning.
Did you think we were done? Oh no, not yet.
Joe Kelly came into the game to relieve Ryu, and the Dodgers defense let him down.
Nolan Arenado scored on a throwing error from Chris Taylor, and Taylor once again threw another ball away to give the Rockies a 9-5 lead.
Charlie Blackmon reached on another "infield single" to stretch the score to 10-5.
Can someone tell me what the hell just happened?
The Scorekeeper had a little "Home Cooking" and rewarded four hits to the Rockies even though they were clearly errors.
Max Muncy hit another three-run homer off Carlos Estevez to cut the lead to 10-8 in the top of the sixth inning.
Not much action for a few more innings until the eighth inning, when the Dodgers tried to continue their comeback after an RBI infield single from Muncy to score Justin Turner.
With the Dodgers now finally down one run, they need a shutdown inning from Dylan Floro to give them a chance in the ninth.
He did not give them that chance, of course.
Blackmon walked after being down in the count 0-2. Ian Desmond hit a single and David Dahl followed with another single to load the bases.
JT Chargois relieved Floro, surprisingly, did a good job at first by striking out Nolan Arenado looking. But the inevitable happened, he allowed a Daniel Murphy sac fly and a Chris Iannetta two-run double to put the game out of reach.
Scott Oberg, Tewksbury, MA native, induced a 1-2-3 inning to close the game out.
I'm sure Bud Black is happy for once.
Dave Roberts said after the game, "The fifth inning was our worst inning of the year." I'm hoping he let the team have it after the game since that was a joke of a performance.
Los Angeles hopes to start a new winning streak against the Rockies. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound against Jon Gray. 8:15 p.m. EST on FOX.