Away from Dodger Stadium, he's a regular road warrior (3-0, 0.00 earned-run average). At home, he's not even a regular Joe (0-2, 11.08).
This strange Jekyll and Hyde routine continued Sunday afternoon, with Ryu giving up six runs in his five-plus innings, leaving the
The Dodgers finished 4-6 on their 10-game homestand, and after a day off Monday open a nine-game road trip Tuesday in Minnesota. You know, the road, where Ryu currently takes comfort.
Ryu gave up nine hits Sunday, and they weren't all of the blooper variety. Jeff Rutledge powered his first home run of the season in the sixth inning, a three-run shot that went halfway up the left-field pavilion.
That turned a 3-1 Colorado lead into a rout, though the Dodgers were looking hard-pressed to even overcome a two-run deficit against
De La Rosa entered the game 1-3 with a 6.38 ERA, but looked a lot more like the guy who went 16-6 last season for Colorado.
The Dodgers actually pushed the first run across when
But the Rockies took the lead for good in the second inning on three hits, an error (the first of three by the Dodgers) and a hit batter.
Colorado added one more in the fifth inning after
Throw in the Rutledge blast, and it was way too much for the Dodgers.
De La Rosa went seven innings, holding the Dodgers to the one run on four hits.