Rockies fall to Dodgers, 2-1, on Mookie Betts’ walk-off infield hit – The Denver Post


LOS ANGELES — Gut punch. Root canal. Stubbing your toe in the middle of the night.


Just like the Rockies’ 2-1 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

Mookie Betts chopped a bases-loaded, high-bouncing infield hit to the back of the mound for a walk-off single off of closer Daniel Bard.

Bard came into the game having converted 16 of 18 save opportunities and had allowed just one earned run (0.52 ERA) over his last 15 outings. But he gave up singles to Cody Bellinger and Gavin Lux and walked Austin Barnes to load the bases with no outs.

The Rockies managed just one hit, but, miraculously, they were still in the game until the Dodgers’ final at-bat.

Before the bitter ending, José Ureña rolled in his Rockies debut.

The veteran right-hander, called up from Triple-A to fill the rotation spot of the injured Antonio Senzatela, was charged with just one run in 6 2/3 innings, giving up five hits, striking out two and walking three. He threw 89 pitches, 53 of them for strikes.


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