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Dodgers Postgame: Another Meaningless, Lackluster Loss to Colorado

The Dodgers lost to the Rockies, 5-2, dropping their third straight game to the lowly Rockies and putting them on the verge of losing their season-ending six-game series.

Julio Urias went five innings and allowed two solo homers in a no-decision, and Andrew Heaney took the loss after allowing three runs over the final four innings.

Los Angeles will need to win their season finale to set a new mark for best winning percentage in franchise history.

Julio Locks Down the ERA Title

Julio Urias allowed two runs in five innings, finishing his season with a 2.16 ERA, which will officially win him the National League ERA crown. The Marlins haven’t yet announced their starter for Wednesday season finale against the Braves, but even if they had Sandy Alcantara start in a meaningless game, he’d have to throw 13.1 scoreless innings to drop his 2.28 ERA down below Julio’s mark. They say you can’t predict baseball, but that’s not happening.

More Freddie Struggles

Freddie Freeman came into the night needing a big (or biggish) game to bolster his hopes for a 200-hit season and a National League batting title.

Instead, Freeman put up his third straight 0-for-4. He’ll need four hits on Wednesday to get to 200, and about that many to have a chance at the batting title.

The Full Heaney

Andrew Heaney came in after Urias’s five innings, taking over in a 2-2 tie. He exited after the ninth, holding a 5-2 loss in his pocket.

Heaney faced 17 batters and struck out seven of them. The problem is the other 10, who went 5-for-10 with a double and a homer.

Heaney ends his season with a 3.10 ERA and 14 home runs allowed in 72.2 innings, along with 110 strikeouts.

Up Next

The Dodgers and Rockies wrap up the regular season on Wednesday afternoon, with Clayton Kershaw taking on an unknown Rockie. (That’s not a knock on any of the specific unknown Rockies, we just don’t know who’s pitching.)

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  1. The Dodgers are stumbling to the finish line offensively. They have a week off before the postseason starts to find their mojo with the bats.

  2. Based on what I’ve seen this entire season I can tell you what will happen in the playoffs. So what if the Dodger’s have the best record in baseball and have attained a new club record for wins? The true measure of the quality of a team is how they perform when the games don’t mean anything. It’s kind of like saying the true character of a person is what they do when no one is looking. They have played horribly against a last place team in all of baseball! They should have been blowing doors on Colorado but instead we get this? So, this is what is going to happen, and it’s happened before, the team who has had an unprecedented great year are going to continue playing horribly against whomever they play in their first round of the playoffs and be sent home packing. Then they will be able to watch “lesser” teams hold up the World Series trophy because they couldn’t be bothered to play to their best abilities when the games didn’t matter. They should be embarrassed by how they’ve played these last two weeks of the season. The sad things is that we fans, who have supported and cheered for this team all year, are going to have to endure the bitter disappointment of seeing our Dodgers fall short… again. Disgusting!

  3. Bats went asleep against one of the weaker pitching staffs……better wake up!!
    Hate to see a historic Dodger season end without the Ring!!

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