Scott Van Slyke

Dodgers suffer painful loss to the Rockies, 4-3, and a Justin Turner scare

Dodgers suffer painful loss to the Rockies, 4-3, and a Justin Turner scare

The fastball registered at 92 mph when it connected with Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner. It ricocheted off his left hand and dribbled across the grass beyond home plate. Turner tumbled into the dirt. Quiet descended upon Dodger Stadium.

The possibility of injury loomed larger than insult in the Dodgers’ 4-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. The Dodgers have grown accustomed to losing to left-handed pitchers the last two seasons. Already in 2017, the team has dropped six games when facing a left-handed starter. On Tuesday, they opposed a left-handed pitcher incapable of commanding his fastball, but capable of wounding cornerstones of the Dodgers infield.

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