The Colorado Rockies had a back-and-forth affair late on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers but the Rockies prevailed to get a huge series win.
The Colorado Rockies lost the first game of their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday and it had many Rockies fans saying “oh no, not again,” (perhaps with some more colorful language in there instead). The Rockies only won one game in Dodger Stadium in all of 2019 and they hadn’t won a series there since June 2018.
However, the Rockies redeemed themselves in the final two games of the series when they defeated the Dodgers 5-2 on Saturday and 7-6 on Sunday. With the series win, the Rockies handed the Dodgers their first series loss in the entire season and they dropped the Dodgers season record to 30-12. The Rockies, on the other hand, brought their record back up to 20-20, meaning that they have the second-to-last playoff spot in the NL if the season were to end today.
The keys to the Rockies win were situational hitting and the back-end of the bullpen.
The Rockies pitching for the first six innings
Ryan Castellani did not have a great start for the Rockies, as he went 4 1/3 innings allowing six hits and four runs (all earned) while walking four and striking out just one. The four runs came via two home runs from Corey Seager (one a solo shot and one a two-run homer) and a home run from Will Smith.
Carlos Estevez came on in relief of Castellani and struggled himself as he allowed two hits and two runs (both earned) in 1 2/3 innings. He did strike out three, though. His ERA now sits at 5.95 on the season.