Denver-- Say what you want, but Colorado is frankly tired of hearing about how great the Dodgers are.
Can you blame them?
The Colorado Rockies shut down the Dodgers 5-3, in another comeback victory for the Rockies.
Once again, L.A.'s defense disappointed them in one of the biggest spots in the game.
Clayton Kershaw looked to get back on track tonight after a rough start in Phoenix during the week. The opposing starter, Jon Gray, who has had a great comeback season, was looking for his ninth win.
Los Angeles took a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning after an RBI double from Cody Bellinger.
Colorado got the bats going in the third inning on a Charlie Blackmon two-run homer to right field to take a 2-1 lead.
The Dodgers soon countered in the top of the fourth on an RBI triple from rookie Edwin Rios to score Justin Turner. Alex Verdugo continues his blistering pace with an RBI single to score Austin Barnes in the fifth to a 3-2 lead.
But, that would soon be all for the Dodgers in the scoring department as Colorado started a three-run rally in the sixth inning.
Max Muncy, who went 0-4 with 3 K's, started the Rockies rally with an error to put Blackmon on first. Raimel Tapia hits a first-pitch slider to put runners on first and second with Nolan Arenado coming to bat.
Kershaw chose to pitch to Arenado as he gave up an RBI single to tie the game at 3 in the sixth. The Rockies were not entirely done scoring runs. UVA alum, Mark Reynolds hit a soft groundball that squeezed through the infield to score two runs to make the score 5-3.
Both bullpens finally pitched to their abilities for the first time this series trading zeroes for the rest of the game.
Wade Davis, who just lost his closer job today to Scott Oberg, pitched his best inning of the season to put the Dodgers down in order for a 5-3 win.
The Dodgers look to even the series tomorrow with first pitch at 3:10 PM ET.