Bauer Is Magnificent in Dodger Debut

Friday, April 2, 2021
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021

On a beautiful Friday night at Coors Field, the Los Angeles Dodgers swatted the Colorado Rockies 11-to-6.

Trevor Bauer silenced his critics when he no-hit the Rockies for six innings. He used all his pitches, and they had much movement. Despite being known for control problems during his career until 2018, he had only one walk through six innings. The only other mar on his performance was Justin Turner’s throwing error.

In the seventh, either Bauer fell apart or the Rockies woke up. Within minutes, the Rockies hit four home runs. While Bauer walked two during that eventful inning, his brilliant performance should not be remembered for those home runs.

David Price pitched 1.2 innings. After he wiggled out of the seventh inning, he pitched well in his first relief appearance as a Dodger. A starter during his 13-year career is trying to change himself into a good reliever, and it will take some time.

Victor Gonzàlez pitched well during the ninth inning.

While Coors Field is known for incredible offensive production, the Dodgers did not hit a home run Friday, but the entire lineup contributed to the final score. Turner and Corey Seager had three hits each. Cody Bellinger had a triple.

Yesterday, Gavin Lux played his first Opening Day in the Major Leagues. After a rough 2020 season, Lux has performed well so far during the 2021 season. He is hitting .444, and he made a spectacular defensive play Friday. While he is not eligible to win the National League Rookie of the Year, he is poised to have a wonderful season.

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