That seemed inevitable, the way the
The Dodgers wasted a terrific start by
The Dodgers have now lost four of their last five games and have fallen half a game behind the
Their offense managed eight hits all night, and after Beckett went eight strong innings and
All the runs proved necessary when
The Dodgers had jumped out to a quick lead when
The Rockies, though, know a little something about the home run themselves. They lead all of
After the Dickerson homer, Beckett took control. He retired 17 of the next 18 Rockies, giving up only one hit to Morneau in the fourth inning.
The Dodgers tied the score, 2-2, for Beckett in the third inning after
Gordon never hesitated, sprinting around first base and steaming into second well ahead of LaMahieu's throw for an infield double. Puig followed with a single to score Gordon with the tying run.
Beckett held Colorado's top offense in check the rest of his night. He retired 11 consecutive Rockies until LeMahieu singled with one out in the eighth, but Beckett did not surrender another run.
He is the unlikely first Dodger to pitch eight innings this season. He allowed the two runs on four hits without allowing a walk. He struck out two.
Beckett's season got off to a belated start after off-season surgery to removed a rib and then having a clubhouse door slammed on his pitching thumb in the spring. Yet in his last three starts, he has pitched 18 innings and given up two runs on seven hits and seven walks, while striking out 17.
But he left Friday's game again without a decision because the Dodgers' offense could do nothing else with the 23-year-old Lyles.