Corey Seager drew a walk and flew out to the warning track in the Dodgers’ 2-2 tie with the Colorado Rockies. (Getty Images)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers tied the Colorado Rockies today, 2-2. It was their third tie in their last four Cactus League games. Corey Seager interrupted the streak with a game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday to beat the Milwaukee Brewers. Otherwise, the Dodgers would be looking at four ties in a row. As I told someone at the ballpark today, I thought I was finished covering hockey.
The box score from today’s game is here. Some postgame thoughts:
GLENDALE — Joel Peralta is scheduled to throw live batting practice today, the first time he’ll be seeing live hitters since camp began. He’s been bothered by what he described as a minor shoulder injury.
The travel roster for tomorrow’s game against the Chicago Cubs (in Mesa) was posted in the clubhouse. If you’re a top-flight pitching prospect in camp, it seems you’re going: Julio Urias, Zach Lee, Chris Reed, Chris Anderson are all on the list. Zack Greinke is making his first Cactus League start. Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Darnell Sweeney and Scott Schebler are going, too, so we could get another rare Pederson/Seager/Urias trifecta.
Here are the lineups for the 1 p.m. game at Camelback Ranch:
Darwin Barney scored one of the Dodgers’ six runs in the sixth inning Friday against the Colorado Rockies. (Associated Press photo)
The Dodgers have some playoff roster decisions to make, including how Justin Turner will be used, after beating the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Friday. The box score is here.
The Dodgers are guaranteed home-field advantage in the National League Division Series, which begins next Friday at Dodger Stadium. Their opponent — either the St. Louis Cardinals or Pittsburgh Pirates — is still to be determined. The Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon to pull within a half-game of the NL Central-leading Cardinals. Then, St. Louis withstood a late rally in Phoenix to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6 in 10 innings.
So, with two games left in the regular season for both teams, the Cardinals are a game up on the Pirates to determine who the Dodgers will play in the first round.