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.
Julio Urías' night is over with five innings. His season ERA is 2.16. He will win the National League ERA crown.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) October 5, 2022
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.
Freddie Freeman is 0 for 12 the last 3 games. Enters the final day with an uphill battle to win a batting title
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Freeman still leads the NL in OBP
Last Dodger OBP leader was Pedro Guerrero (1985)
— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) October 5, 2022
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.
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.)