The tomato can that was the New York Mets vacated Dodger Stadium on Thursday after being pummeled in a four-game sweep in which the Dodgers slugged 15 homers, a franchise record for a series.
Into the ring Friday night stepped the Colorado Rockies, an upstart with the third-best record in baseball and their sights set on dethroning the four-time defending National League West champions.
It wasn’t much of a fight. The Dodgers swatted away the Rockies like they were a fly on their shoulder, bunching five runs and 10 hits in the first four innings of a 6-1 victory in which left-hander Alex Wood continued his mound mastery.
Wood allowed one run and three hits in six innings,...