Dodgers Offense Anemic Against Rockies, Lead Shrinks to One
It was more of the same for the Dodgers who couldn’t get many things done in an epic 3:42 4-3 loss.
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Demers set the tone of the evening by taking 10 minutes to sing the National Anthem. In fact he’s still in the middle of one of his runs.
The Dodgers couldn’t muster anything at the plate striking out 10 times against Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez. In the two other games Jimenez started against the Dodgers this season he struck out only seven batters total.
“We’ve got to take our hat off to [Jimenez],” Matt Kemp said. “He pitched a really good game today.”
The offense started off anemic the Dodgers could only score a run thanks to walks and wild pitches in the third inning.
Jimenez walked the bases loaded and during Manny Ramirez’s at-bat threw a 54-foot pitch that bounced and caught catcher Torrealba on the helmet which scored Orlando Hudson.
We then got our “Manny Being Manny” moment when he struck out on the next pitch. Oblivious to it, he just stood to the side as if warming up for the next pitch. Home plate umpire Dana DeMuth had to go up to Manny and tell his he struck out.
Kemp struck out to end the inning which yielded one run on no hits for the Dodgers.