In their first game since Manager
It was hardly a perfect endeavor, but behind the pitching of
Mattingly lamented his team’s selfish play before the Dodgers finished a 4-6 homestand, and he said after they managed only two hits in a 2-1 loss to the
Ryu (7-2) wasn't at his best but got the Dodgers' trip off to a good start, going six innings and holding the Rockies scoreless until giving up a pair of runs in the sixth. He gave up eight hits and two walks, and struck out two.
The bullpen, inconsistent much of the year, held the Rockies scoreless the rest of the way.
The Dodgers came in having lost six of eight, prompting Mattingly's public expression of frustration Wednesday.
But on Friday, Gordon sparked the offense with three hits (including two triples), three RBIs, two runs and a stolen base (on a pitchout).
The Dodgers managed 12 hits, 10 coming against rookie right-hander
Gordon opened the game with a triple and scored on a Ramirez groundout.
Gordon’s second triple drove in two more in the sixth inning, and in the ninth,
Kemp suffered a Puig-like moment in the seventh when he thought he’d hit a home run and broke into a trot, high-fiving first base coach Dave Lopes along the way … until he realized the drive had bounced off the wall some 415 feet away. He broke into a sprint and would have been safe with a double, but he did a pop-up slide and shortstop
There was also shortstop Miguel Rojas, making his Dodgers debut after being called up Friday, muffing his first ball for an error.