To the list of things that had to happen one day, and finally did, you can now add
Which isn’t to say Greinke did not pitch extremely well in the
Greinke pitched as well as he has at any time in starting the season 5-0 with a 1.52 earned-run average. He just did not pitch quite as well as Colorado’s
Greinke made one early mistake, surrendering a solo home run to
In his 14 previous starts, he had gone 10-0 with a 1.94 ERA. His last loss was Aug. 9, 2014, to Milwaukee.
But on Saturday, with De La Rosa recording 19 consecutive outs after
Santos gave up a two-run homer to
For Greinke, it was one of those deserved-a-better-fate nights. He did not walk a batter and struck out five in his six innings, holding the Rockies to four hits. He was helped by a sprinting, basket catch at the wall in the fourth inning by Hernandez on a drive by
Still, his record fell to 5-1, and his ERA remained steady at 1.52.
The Dodgers managed only two hits off De La Rosa, the Colorado ace who entered the game 0-2 with a 9.56 ERA. His streak of 19 consecutive outs ended when
De La Rosa left the game in the eighth after planting a leg hard to field a Scott Van Slyke tapper. In his 7 1/3 innings, De La Rosa held the Dodgers scoreless on two hits and no walks. He struck out three.
The Dodgers avoided their second shutout when they finally pushed a run across in the ninth against right-hander Scott Oberg.