Darvish has a 4.50 ERA as a member of the Dodgers and has allowed opposing hitters to hit.291 off him.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Dodgers are a -205 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Dodgers are 12-5 in their last 17 during game 4 of a series, 1-11 in their last 12 vs. National League West and 1-4 in Hills last 5 starts. At 21, Verdugo is the youngest player on the active roster.
In their futile effort against the Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks this week, the Dodgers lost every game of a seven-game homestand for the first time ever. Their 116-win pace is a distant memory.
So far the at-bats have been irregular. He forced Curtis Granderson to fly out to end the third. They maintain a three-game lead on Milwaukee and St. Louis for the final Wild Card spot - a margin they've held over each for since Sept. 7.
Taylor went 0 for 5 in both weekend games. Well, how much time do you have? I made two pitches I'd like back. Fans booed Josh Ravin when he gave up back-to-back bases-loaded walks in the seventh as the Rockies batted around.
During the 10-game skid, the Dodgers have led after just nine of 91 innings, and have never led any of those games after the sixth inning. The loss wasn't his fault, but Hill acknowledged afterward that he didn't have his "best stuff". In the first four innings, they stranded seven runners against Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood.
Buehler came on in the eighth and promptly gave up a single to DJ LeMahieu and walked Arenado.
Dodgers: 1B Adrian Gonzalez had an epidural for pain relief in his lower back and will be out a couple days. "The pitch execution was considerably better".
Then the eighth inning blew up. Jon Lester picked up the win and even an RBI, while Anthony Rizzo, with 2 hits, moved up to 102 RBIs this season. The eight innings that followed felt longer than usual. Arenado's single up the middle in the first inning scored Charlie Blackmon.
"When he took the mound we expected to win", manager Dave Roberts said. "I think it's a surprise to everyone else". "Our guys do a good job of focusing on the next day". "Right now it's on the opposite side. There's frustration. Anger. I know tomorrow we'll be ready to go". "It's been showing in the past week".
The Dodgers' Justin Turner had an answer with a home run of his own, a two-run shot in the first inning that was his 19th of the season. Their ninth consecutive loss at Dodger Stadium equaled a record set in 1987.
Chicago Cubs 8 Pittsburgh Pirates 2: The Cubs keep bouncing the Pirates, this time with ease. "Maybe if we'd rolled through September like we did earlier in the season, who knows what would have happened?"
The 1916 New York Giants had a string of 26 wins and one tie.
Darvish allowed five earned runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out six in 4-1/3 innings.
Verdugo's home run against pitcher Adam Ottavino was his third hit since being recalled from Triple-A.
Nolan Arenado provided all of Colorado's offense through the first seven innings Sunday.
Here is a look at the meaningful numbers from the two rivals' regular season series.
The first-inning could have been bigger, but the Rockies did not score after loading the bases with no outs.
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