And here the trends were looking so good for the
Things seemed like they would unfold as expected, right up until that would-be last out. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, it did not arrive as scheduled.
A 1-hour 25-minute rain delay made for a long, disappointing night for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers started off well enough, going right to work against Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis, almost like they wanted to get a quick lead ahead of the rain.
Bettis, just called up and making his first start of the season, saw his trouble start with a one-out double by
That left it to
Colorado got one back in the second real quick.
The Dodgers took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the inning after Andre Ethier opened with a double. He scored when left-hander
With a light rain now falling, the Dodgers stuck with their 3-1 lead until the fifth. Gonzalez drew a two-out walk and took second when Scott Van Slyke hit a little roller up the third baseline and just beat a strong, running throw by Colorado’s
Yasmani Grandal bounced a single up the middle to score Gonzalez and give Anderson the 4-1 advantage. It at least seemed safe.
With lightning and thunder now in the skies, the Rockies put runners on the corners with one out in the sixth when a light rain turned very heavy and the rain delay was called.
An hour and 25 minutes later they were not about to send Anderson back out, so when play resumed the call went to Juan Nicasio, who inherited the one-out, runners-on-the-corners situation. Rosario hit a possible double-play ball to Rollins at shortstop, but he dropped the ball for an error as Gonzalez scored.
Corey Dickerson singled to left to load the bases, but Nicasio avoided further damage by striking out
In his five innings, Anderson was charged with two runs on five hits and a walk. He struck out eight. In his last start, he picked up a five-inning win after a rain-shortened game in Denver.
Chris Hatcher, after a rough outing Wednesday, pitched a scoreless eighth. Only on this night, it was Garcia who faltered.