Guess it seemed like a good idea to somebody. In the opener of their doubleheader against the
They went through five relievers, so it could have been a lot worse, but the result was a 6-3 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field.
The opener was filled with missed opportunities by the Dodgers against erratic Colorado left-hander
The Dodgers had taken a 2-1 lead in the third on a massive, two-run homer by
Pederson, who's been hitting leadoff since April 29, leads the Dodgers with 15 home runs and is second with 29 RBI.
But the Dodgers could not hold the lead. Left-hander Ian Thomas, perhaps the key player acquired in last week's trade of Juan Uribe, made his debut as a Dodger and it was not pretty.
Thomas followed Juan Nicasio (one run, three hits, two innings) and went three rough innings, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks. J.P. Howell gave the Dodgers a scoreless inning, before still-here Chris Hatcher was summoned and gave up a solo homer to Ben Paulsen. Hatcher just pitched the seventh inning and left with a 7.02 ERA.
The Dodgers, who had 18 hits in their 11-4 victory on Monday, managed just five hits Tuesday.