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New Attitude Rockies Clobber Lilly, Wall, and the Dodgers 12-2


Dodgers 2 6 1

Rockies 12 19 1

WP- Chatwood (1-0)

LP- Lilly (0-1)

HR- Fowler (8), Rosario (7), Hairston (1)

Before the game the Dodgers announced that they placed Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list. Kershaw reportedly left immediately following Sunday’s game due to unspecified personal reasons. Kershaw will have to remain on the bereavement list for at least three games and no more than seven. This should not affect his scheduled Friday night start in San Francisco. In a related move, the Dodgers also reinstated Hanley Ramirez from the disabled list.

Hanley will likely start tomorrow on his bobblehead night, but tonight we should see him get an at-bat during the game at some point.

The game was real ugly, and it pains me to even recap the drubbing. Here goes…

Apr 29, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) reacts after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ted Lilly promptly serves up a lead-off homerun to Dexter Fowler. Fowler now has eight homeruns on the season. The Rockies, who hit a lot of homeruns, take an early 1-0 lead. Jordan Pacheco follows with a single which falls right in front of Ethier in right. Carlos Gonzalez continues the first inning batting practice off Lilly with a double off the center field wall. Then a three-run shot by Wilin Rosario gives the Rockies a 4-0 lead. Finally the first out of the game is recorded on a deep fly ball to center hit by Michael Cuddyer. Justin Sellers smothers a grounder by Nolan Arenado that almost got through for a hit. Josh Rutledge flies out to Ethier to mercifully end the inning.

Tyler Chatwood is on the mound for Colorado, and Carl Crawford quickly taps out to third. A.J. Ellis flies out to right. Adrian Gonzalez‘s comebacker which hits the side of the mound is out number three as the Dodgers go down in order.

The opposing pitcher Chatwood singles off the glove of Skip Schumaker for a one-out base hit Ted Lilly strikes out Fowler this time around. Pacheco draws a two-out walk. CarGo hits a little roller up along third for an infield single. The bases are now loaded for Rosario. Rosario grounds out to third, and Lilly escapes the jam but barely.

In the bottom of the second, Andre Ethier singles with one out for the Dodgers first hit of the game. Skip Schumaker manages a single as well, and the Dodgers now have two on with one out. Of course the potential rally is squashed when Luis Cruz hits into a 1-6 double play. His line drive comebacker is snared by Chatwood and Ethier is doubled up at second.

Lilly makes a fielding error in the top of the third which allows Arenado to reach safely with one out. Jonathan Herrera singles after a fly out from Rutledge. Tyler Chatwood singles to load the bases for Colorado. Then Fowler brings in the fifth run for the Rockies after Lilly walks Fowler. 5-0 Rockies. Pacheco strikes out, and the damage is contained to one run.

Don Mattingly hits for Ted Lilly’s spot in the bottom of the third. Juan Uribe pinch hits for Lilly, but he grounds out of course. Carl Crawford singles with two outs, but A.J. makes the third out with a

Apr 29, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Skip Schumaker (3) attempts to catch a line drive by Colorado Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood (not pictured) in the second inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Ted Lilly only made it through 3 innings, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits, 2 strikeouts, and 2 walks on 71 pitches.

Josh Wall gets absolutely clobbered in the fourth inning as the Rockies hang a high five. CarGo flies out, but Wilin Rosario then doubles to right field. Cuddyer gets a free pass by Wall. Nolan Arenado singles down the third base line for his first MLB hit. Luis Cruz does make a nice attempt, and he almost is able to throw out the runner at second base. Rutledge’s base hit to right brings in a sixth run, and the bases remain loaded. Herrera’s shallow fly out to Crawford makes the runners hold. Chatwood comes up with his third hit of the night, and the Rockies score another two runs in this blowout game. It’s now 8-0 Colorado. The Dodgers have just three hits. The inning continues after Wall walks Fowler. Don Mattingly is just leaving Wall out there, because he doesn’t want to burn through the entire bullpen. Pacheco hits a ground-rule double, and the Rockies tack on another two in this drubbing of Wall. The inning finally ends after CarGo pops out.

In the bottom of the fourth there is a very scary incident. Chatwood hits Matt Kemp off the nose with a pitch. Kemp falls to the ground, but he gets up and takes first base although shaken up. My heart sank for a moment. Ethier singles, and Kemp takes third. Skip Schumaker strikes out. Luis Cruz grounds into a force out to end the scoreless inning.

Josh wall is taking one for the team, and returns to the mound of shame in the top of the fifth. Rosario promptly singles for this third hit on the night.  Crawford makes a nice catch to rob Cuddyer of a hit. Arenado then proceeds to hit his first MLB homerun, and the Rockies are now up 13-0. Rutledge singles. Then the training staff goes out to talk to Josh Wall who began to throw in the 80s this inning. Wall convinces the staff that he’s ok. Herrera strikes out. Chatwood grounds out, but not before Colorado scores another two runs.

Josh Wall made 62 pitches in 2 innings while allowing 7 runs on 8 hits.

Jerry Hairston Jr., batting for Josh Wall, strikes out against Chatwood as the Dodgers go down in order in bottom of the fifth.

J.P. Howell is in for the sixth inning. Fowler singles on a ball that is pushed by a diving Schumaker. CarGo grounds  into a force out. Cuddyer is called out on strikes to end the inning, and for the first time since the second inning, the Rockies fail to score.

Apr 29, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly (29) reacts as Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario (20) circles the bases after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Gonzalez hits a long single with one out in the bottom of the sixth. Matt Kemp strikes out swinging, and Gonzalez takes second on a wild pitch. Ethier flies out.

Matt Guerrier will pitch the seventh inning. He sends the Rockies down 1-2-3.

Adam Ottavino comes out of the Colorado pen to relieve Chatwood in the bottom of the seventh. Skip Schumaker reaches on an error by Rutledge at second. Cruz strikes out swinging. Sellers flies out. Jerry Hairston Jr. goes deep, and the two-run homerun erases the shutout. Hanley Ramirez comes up for his at-bat of the season. He’s called out on strikes looking.

Tyler Chatwood pitched 7 innings while allowing no runs on 5 hits with 5 strikeouts and no walks on 95 pitches.

Paco Rodriguez will come in for the eighth. Ottavino and Eric Young both strike out against Paco. Pacheco grounds out, and the Rockies go down in order.

The Dodgers painfully go down 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the eighth. Gonzalez and Kemp both strike out.

In the ninth, Skip Schumaker is pitching. Yes, you read that right. It’s that bad. Skip allows a couple of singles and a walk. He touches 90-mph on the gun. He retired the side without allowing a run!

Wilton Lopez will pitch the bottom of the ninth, and he easily shuts the Dodger down 1-2-3.

Vin Scully called this disaster of a game an “avalanche.” Fitting since everything seems to be crashing down on the Dodgers right now.

The Dodgers drop below .500 again and are now 12-13. If they lose tomorrow, they will have had a losing April officially.

Tomorrow Hyun-jin Ryu will face the Rockies for the first time at 7:10 p.m.