That streak between the Dodgers and the Rockies at Coors Field has seen pretty much everything and isn’t even over.
“You have to stay locked in and stay focused,” said Zach McKinstry. “It was a strange series where the cat was taken away last night and the home run [Bellinger], then tonight with the waterfalls in midfield and the home run in the park. It’s very eventful. “
McKinstry was the one who did the home run in the park on Saturday, kicking off the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ 6-5 win. But that wasn’t the only time everyone got stopped in their tracks.
In the seventh inning, 3-2 against the Dodgers, Gavin Lux was ready to take the lead. Beyond the midfield wall are fountains that are usually only activated between innings. But this time they stayed tuned.
“It was kind of in the batsman’s way, right under the batsman’s eye,” said Dave Roberts. “So I asked them to stop and it took a little longer than expected.”
After play resumed after a few minutes, Lux tripled to score a single from Corey Seager, who scored eight goals in his first 12 bats that season.
“You expect the unexpected so I think that’s what we should expect in game four in the series,” said Roberts. “When you play here, something like this happens. I mean, not necessarily cats, but things happen here. “
Links & Notes
- Lux has played three games in each of the last two games, the first dodger since Chris Taylor on June 1 and 2, 2018, also at Coors Field.
- Roberts, a UCLA graduate, was asked about the Bruins’ heartbreaking Final Four loss to Gonzaga, won in overtime by a Jalen Suggs bank, who shot at buzzer from near midfield in overtime. “As far as I know, you have to take bank shots,” said Roberts with a smile. “But I think these still count in the tournament.”
- More on Kenley Jansen’s five-out save against Juan Toribio at MLB.com.
- MLB players and traveling staff are not as heavy on road trips this year as they were last year. Thanks to the health and safety protocols, they can leave the team hotel to pick up food, run around, and perform other approved activities. Orange County Register’s JP Hoornstra wrote about some of the Dodgers’ experiences on this first road trip of the season.