Josh Beckett‘s second pitch as a Dodger was deposited into the 2nd deck by Tyler Colvin last night. Jeff Francis put up a string of zeroes on the other side of things, and the Rockies were on their way to a dominant 10-0 victory.
It was the Rockies’ first look at the newest version of the Dodgers, which truly does feel like an All Star roster with the additions of Shane Victorino, Hanley Ramirez, and Adrian Gonzalez. It might be that if the two lineups that played opposite each other last night matched up 10 times, the Dodgers would win 8. Such is the nature of the long, long, long baseball season, in that pretty much any team not named the Houston Astros will win 1 out of 3 games.
The Rockies were keyed by Colvin, Chris Nelson, and Wilin Rosario. One especially noteworthy sequence occurred before the blowout was in progress. Nelson knocked a 2 out double, followed by a clutch RBI single from DJ LeMahieu off of Beckett. Those are the kinds of moments, more so than piling on later in the game, that show me that these young guys are developing into good players.
Not to say that I do not enjoy piling on, because watching Rosario crack home runs is always entertaining.
The Rockies play their 2nd game against the Dodgers tonight at Coors Field.