Colorado Rockies Lose Rain-Shortened Game


May 5, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) tags out Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) in front of home plate umpire Tim Timmons (95) in the fifth inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Amid questionable weather, the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers met at Coors Field for game one of the weekend series. 

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Welcome to the Colorado Rockies 2015 season, where nothing goes right and the ball never bounces our way.

Today’s lesson: a five-inning, rain-shortened 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers that ended after a controversial replay call didn’t go the way of the home club. Ah, 2015, please, stop. You’ve been so good to us…

It all started in the top of the first, when Rox starter Eddie Butler walked two, allowed two hits, and gave up two runs.

He settled down over the next four innings, allowing just the two runs – but five hits and four walks – over 5.1 innings, but he threw just 47 of his 90 pitches for strikes.

Former Rockie Brett Anderson was lights out for the Dodgers, working five innings and allowing just one unearned run on six hits, with one walk and one strikeout.

The game was effectively decided in the bottom of the fifth inning when Charlie Blackmon tried to score from second base on a two-out infield single by Corey Dickerson. Blackmon looked like he might have made it, but was called out.

And then, as the rain started falling harder (and the game had become official), the umpires reviewed the replay in New York, but to no avail. Blackmon remained out, the Dodgers remained in the lead, and the Rockies lost their best opportunity to tie the game and keep the result from being final.

Alas, a rain delay of nearly two hours, the game was deemed final, and the Rockies’ losing streak continued.

Weather permitting, the Rockies and Dodgers will play again on Saturday evening.