The Dodgers have won two games in their final plate appearance this season. Both ended on Trayce Thompson home runs. (Getty Images)
‘ four strong innings Tuesday earned him another start, and Trayce Thompson
‘s home run in the bottom of the ninth inning earned the Dodgers another win, 4-3 over the Colorado Rockies
. The box score is here
Thompson and Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado share a brotherly bond, writes Jeff Miller.
Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson talked about the childhood game that’s revitalized his swing as an adult.
Here’s what they were saying after the game:
DENVER — The Dodgers won a game that featured two lead changes in the last two innings, and Yasiel Puig as the emergency catcher. The story is here, and the box score is here.
DENVER — Justin Turner was held out of the Dodgers’ lineup for a second straight day Sunday with a sore left toe. Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters stepped on the toe in Friday’s game, and Turner has been moving gingerly ever since.
Here’s the update from Dodgers manager Dave Roberts:
Howie Kendrick is starting at third base today against the Rockies.
Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda lowered his ERA to 0.36 in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. (Getty Images)
DENVER — Kenta Maeda has exceeded all expectations for his first season. Saturday, he ascended to a class by himself. The box score is here.
Zach Lee is back with the Dodgers for a change — as a reliever no less — and he reflected on his runner-up finish to Ross Stripling for the fifth starter’s job.
DENVER — The story of this catch really begins on Friday night.
Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters stepped on Justin Turner‘s left foot last night, spiking the Dodgers’ third baseman near his big toe. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts held Turner out of his starting lineup Saturday as a precaution.
That meant that Howie Kendrick shifted from left field to third base, and Kiké Hernandez got the start in left field. Hernandez has significantly more range than Kendrick, which came in handy with Kenta Maeda twirling a no-hitter in the sixth inning.
Coincidentally, it was Wolters who sent this screaming fly ball over Hernandez’s shoulder. Here, then, is an act of karma:
Maeda lost the no-hitter when D.J. LeMahieu singled with one out in the sixth inning.