Dodgers Win 7-1 as Price Impresses

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Post-Game Briefing

After back-to-back losses on Thursday and Friday, the Dodgers came into Saturday’s game looking to end the cold streak and please the home fans with a win against the Colorado Rockies at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, AZ. The Rockies came into Saturday’s matinee match-up on the coattails of a tie against the Arizona Diamondbacks, a team the Dodgers finished 1-1 against in their Cactus League series. The Dodgers also previously faced the Rockies this spring, last seeing them on February 29th when Los Angeles won by a score of 14-2.

David Price made his second start of the spring on Saturday for the Dodgers, which was a huge step forward from his previous start when he surrendered two runs over an inning and one-third. On Saturday, Price completed three innings, allowing no runs and no hits. Price faced ten batters, walking one, and recorded seven strikeouts in his day of work. As for the Rockies, Ubaldo Jimenez worked through an inning and one-third and watched seven runs come across the plate for the Dodgers. However, only three of those runs were accredited as earned runs for Jimenez, who also allowed five hits and a walk.

Scoring Plays

  • (LAD 1ST INN.) Bellinger dropped third strike scores Lux
  • (LAD 1ST INN.) Beaty hit by pitch scores Bellinger
  • (LAD 1ST INN.) Raley groundout scores Taylor
  • (LAD 1ST INN.) Reks single scores Barnes and Raley
  • (LAD 2ND INN.) Muncy solo home run (2)
  • (LAD 2ND INN.) Beaty triple (1) scores Taylor
  • (COL 6TH INN.) Arenado solo home run (4)

Dodgers-LowDown Player of the Game

David Price showed out in a big way on Saturday as he piled up strikeout after strikeout. The offense did their job of getting runs scored early and Price repaid the favor by mowing down hitters in the Colorado lineup. Price struck out 70% of the batters he faced in what was a great performance for the veteran.

Up Next

The Dodgers move to 8-6 with Saturday’s win over Colorado and will hit the road to Surprise, AZ, where they will face the Texas Rangers, after this two-game homestand. Julio Urias is set to make his first start of the spring against the Rangers, who will start Jordan Lyles against Los Angeles. First-pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM PT.

Arrick Joel has covered the Dodgers since 2017. Follow him on Twitter at @ArrickJoel.