7/5/22 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Dodgers (52-29) beat the Colorado Rockies (35-46) for the second time at Dodgers Stadium after starting pitcher Michael Pepiot (1-0, RHP) pitched 5.0 innings, gave up four hits, allowed one run, and had six strikeouts to get his first win of the season.
The Dodgers also found out during the day of the game that they would be without Chris Taylor who has a fracture in his left foot and will be out for some time.
"Very disappointing, obviously, to lose a player like CT," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "But hopefully it's not too long-term. Once we get this swelling out, it's going to be more per his tolerance. So hopefully it's not more than a couple of weeks."
The Rockies have had the Dodgers' number for several seasons, and the run support Pepiot got tonight gave him the extra confidence.
"Definitely with each time I've been out here, I'm a little more comfortable each time," Pepiot said. "Today, I kind of really put the pieces together, going out there -- a home game, a night game, lots of fun, and a lot of adrenaline."
The Rockies led 1-0 in the top of the second inning after Jose Iglesia hit a line-drive off Pepiot into center-field for a double, and Ryan McMahon came home to score.
The Dodgers took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning after Max Muncy hit a two-run home run off of Rockies' pitcher German Marquez over the right-center-field wall.
It was Muncy's third home run during his last seven games.
"The last two weeks, I've really felt more like myself," Muncy said. "I know the results aren't necessarily there, but I feel like I'm hitting the ball really, really hard. A little bit of bad luck here and there, but that's just the game of baseball. Got to stay above it and just do what you can to help the team out."
Mookie Betts looks like Mookie of old after hitting a solo home run over the left-field wall to give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the third inning.
The Rockies trail the Dodgers 4-1 after Justin Turner singled in the bottom of the fourth inning, allowing Muncy to score.
Phil Pickford gave up a solo home run to Kris Bryant in the top of the sixth inning, and Colorado now trailed 4-2.
The Dodgers led 5-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Trayce Thompson hit a single deep into right-field, and Muncy came home to score the final run of the game.
German Marquez pitched 6.0 innings for the Rockies gave up six hits, allowed four runs to score, and had seven strikeouts. For more photos from this game, click on the link below. #mlb #ladodgers #coloradorockies #tgsportstv1 #losangelesdodgers #michaelpepiot #joseiglesias #maxmuncy #rockiesbaseball