Dodgers Rout Rockies 7-0, as Mookie Betts and Trevor Bauer Make Nice First Impressions For Followers – NBC Los Angeles
Mookie Betts homered and Trevor Bauer pitched seven innings of one-hit ball in each veterans’ first house recreation in entrance of their new Dodgers followers, propelling Los Angeles to a 7-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night time.
Corey Seager and Chris Taylor hit back-to-back homers within the first inning, whereas Max Muncy homered and drove in two runs for the defending World Collection champions. The main league-leading Dodgers (9-2) remained unbeaten in Chavez Ravine this season with one other dominant efficiency of their ninth victory in 10 video games.
Bauer (2-0) was excellent in his first begin at Dodger Stadium since signing along with his hometown group in February. Colorado’s solely hit was an infield single by Garrett Hampson within the third, and Bauer issued simply two walks with 9 strikeouts.
LA followers additionally relished their first probability to cheer Betts, who turned a digital fan favourite when he agreed to a 12-year contract with the Dodgers final yr earlier than he even performed for the membership. After successful a hoop whereas ending second within the NL MVP voting in 2020, Betts lastly obtained to play earlier than his group’s house crowd, which serenaded him with chants of “Mooooookie!” even earlier than the primary pitch.
Antonio Senzatela (1-2) could not get out of the third inning for the Rockies, who’ve misplaced 4 straight. They’ve additionally misplaced 4 straight to the Dodgers by a mixed 28-13 since beating LA at Coors Discipline on opening day.
Two pitches after Seager hit his first homer of the season, Taylor additionally linked off Senzatela, who did not come near replicating his eight scoreless innings towards Arizona final week in Denver.
After Betts led off the third along with his homer to left, Seager doubled and scored on Gavin Lux’s two-out single. Senzatela was pulled after Trevor Story made a horrible throw on what ought to have been an inning-ending groundout by AJ Pollock, permitting Will Smith to walk house for a 5-0 lead.
Muncy added an RBI double within the fourth and a 419-foot solo shot within the sixth, boosting his common to .400.
David Value, who opted out of final season after arriving within the commerce for Betts, additionally made his first house look for the Dodgers. The 35-year-old left-hander is beginning the season within the bullpen, and he pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning.
Rockies: Chris Owings will not be able to return April 20 when he’s eligible to return off the injured checklist along with his sprained left thumb, supervisor Bud Black stated. Owings’ thumb has no main injury, nevertheless.
Dodgers: Betts returned from a four-game absence with again stiffness. He would not know why his again stiffened up, however stated it solely damage whereas working. He is more likely to play once more Wednesday earlier than resting Thursday forward of LA’s huge collection at rival San Diego.
Dustin Could (1-0, 0.00 ERA) retains combating for his spot within the Dodgers’ crowded rotation in his second begin of the yr. He faces Colorado’s Jon Grey (1-0, 1.54), who largely shut down the Dodgers in his season debut after which took a no-hitter into the seventh inning final week.