IF we’re going to talk about the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ Opening Day loss at all, let’s make it quick.
Truth be told, it needs to be erased from everyone’s mind, because it was one of the most uncharacteristic performances we’ve seen from the defending World Series champs in quite some time.
After the final pitch was thrown, the Dodgers fell to the Colorado Rockies 8-5 at Coors Field in one of the most bizarre games you’ll see this year.
The Dodgers had 15 hits and eight walks! The problem? They went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position, made two horrific base running gaffes, and two very bad errors on the defensive side of the ball. And sadly, Clayton Kershaw, who’s usually lights out when pitching on Opening Day, got tagged for six runs (five earned) on 10 hits and a walk across 5.2 innings.
And a two-run homer turned into an RBI single and an out. Just stuff you’re never going to see again.
Corey Seager, despite having a great day at the plate, booted an easy ground ball that allowed a run to score and got thrown out while advancing to third in what could have been a bigger rally inning for the Dodgers.
Of the 23 baserunners the Dodgers had, 14 were stranded. That just. doesn’t sound like the team we’re used to watching.
Meanwhile, the Rockies scored eight runs on 11 hits and three walks, and Chi Chi Gonzalez, who allowed three earned runs on five hits and a walk in two innings of relief for German Marquez, somehow got the win!
The Dodgers were 22-7 in their last 29 games against the Rockies heading into this one. Kershaw’s Opening Day ERA was a 1.05 ERA before his start on Thursday. The Rockies, who have arguably one of the worst lineups in the league, only struck out four times on the day.
Like we said, find yourself the Men in Black Neuralyzer and dispel any lasting memory of this from your brain.