DENVER (AP) — Cody Bellinger homered over the fence for an RBI single and an out.
It looked as confusing because it sounds.
On a day Bellinger had a homer negated due to the a baserunning mistake, the Colorado Rockies played hundreds of small ball to beat the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Thursday in their season opener.
The Rockies scored runs courtesy of a squeeze play, two wild pitches, a groundout, an error and three RBI singles.
No lengthy ball in this recreation.
Effectively, one, however it certainly didn’t depend.
Bellinger lined what perceived to be a two-run homer to left-heart in the third inning. The ball hit off the glove of outfielder Raimel Tapia and bounded over the fence. Justin Turner became on first faulty on the time and, believing the ball became caught, retreated abet to the salvage. Bellinger handed Turner in the confusion and the umpires ruled Bellinger out.
“I don’t think there became blame to be positioned,” manager Dave Roberts said. “They kind of obtained crossed.
“I don’t think it’s going to happen again this one year.”
Rockies manager Bud Dim wasn’t definite if he had ever considered that form of recount.
“It’s rare you ogle that dwelling run and then the batter/runner pass the man who became on faulty,” Dim said. “Nonetheless it took space this day.”
Officially, Bellinger became credited with a single and an RBI, however no dwelling run. Rockies 2d baseman Chris Owings picked up the putout on the loopy play for being the closest fielder.
Colorado began off on the blooming foot against Clayton Kershaw and the perennial NL West-champion Dodgers, who owned a 22-7 fable over the Rockies the remaining two seasons.
Reliever Chi Chi Gonzalez obtained the win after allowing three runs over two innings. Daniel Bard pitched a shaky ninth however obtained Mookie Betts to line out with the bases loaded to capture up the set aside as 20,570 fans cling been allowed into Coors Discipline.
This marked the first time Colorado opened in Denver since 2011.
This became a rare rocky season opener for Kershaw (0-1), who allowed 10 hits and six runs, 5 earned, over 5 2/3 shaky innings. In his earlier eight opening day starts, Kershaw’s 1.05 ERA became the bottom of any pitcher (minimum 40 innings) since 1913, eclipsing the marks of Bob Feller (1.21) and Jim Palmer (1.40). Kershaw’s ninth opening day initiate despatched his ERA to 1.73.
“Wasn’t wide,” Kershaw said.
Asked later if there became anything in reveal he didn’t delight in, Kershaw answered: “The runs being scored.”
Dodgers reliever Jimmy Nelson allowed two runs in the seventh courtesy of wild pitches to make it 8-4.
Rockies starter Germán Márquez gave up six hits, walked six and allowed one run over four innings.
“He became merely a runt bit bit off,” Dim said.
Dodgers: C Austin Barnes left in the seventh inning after cutting his throwing hand during a shut play on the plate following a wild pitch. “I think he’s fine,” Roberts said.
Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (strained left shoulder) and INF Brendan Rodgers (strained blooming hamstring) cling been positioned on the 10-day injured checklist.
NEW SEASON, SAME GOAL
Entering the season because the defending champions doesn’t feel any different to Turner.
“It’s the identical pleasure, the identical buzz, the identical alternative in front of us,” he said.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
In most cases, shortstop Trevor Account will observe over at third faulty and sigh Nolan Arenado is light round. Josh Fuentes has a resemblance to Arenado — and happens to be Arenado’s cousin.
Fuentes stepped in at third for Arenado, who became an eight-time Gold Glove winner for the Rockies earlier than being dealt to St. Louis in the offseason.
“I continually show him I in truth desire to purchase a double-purchase to decipher him and Nolan customarily,” Account said.
Owings had three hits, including a triple, and scored three instances. He additionally stole two bases and drove in a run.
“That became a terribly correct recreation for Chris,” Dim said.
Reigning NL Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer makes his Dodgers debut against Colorado on Friday. Bauer became 5-4 with a 1.73 ERA remaining season for Cincinnati. Rockies righty Antonio Senzatela became 5-3 with 3.44 ERA in 2020.
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