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Rockies' Trevor Story has strained left shoulder

Rockies' Trevor Story has strained left shoulder

Amidst Story's struggles, the Rockies are maintaining a 2.5 game lead in the NL West with a 22-13 record.

ROCKIES KEY TRENDS: The Rockies have won four of their last five games overall, are 4-1 in their last five home games, and are 9-3 in their last 12 games versus a left-handed starter.

His counterpart, Jeff Hoffman, struck out eight in his first major league win.

Following Thursday's fiasco, Ryu is now 1-5 in six starts this season while recording a 4.99 ERA and 1.60 WHIP across 30 2/3 innings.

Hoffman wound up taking Anderson's place against Los Angeles. He walked six (one intentional), a cardinal sin at Coors Field, and also balked in a run in the Colorado's three-run fourth.

Ryu got his first three-up, three-down inning in the third, but walked Arenado to start the fourth inning.

Next up for Hoffman, locating the game ball.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (5-2, 2.40 ERA) is 19-6 with a 3.15 ERA in 34 career starts against Colorado. "It's not so much of a nibble anymore".

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The big man in the middle for the Bucks has been averaging in the low single digits in every category during the postseason. Toronto wrestled the lead back in the nail-biting final minutes on buckets from Patrick Patterson, Cory Joseph and DeRozan.

Rockies manager Bud Black dropped slumping Carlos Gonzalez to sixth in the lineup, hoping the right fielder would feel a little less pressure. This, paired with their 146 RBIs, are both one spot higher than the Rockies (.255 combined batting average, 145 total RBIs). Balls fly and scoring runs isn't as hard as it is other places.

Ryan Hanigan led off the bottom second with a single. It was one of Gonzalez's best swings in a long while. "That's what happened in today's game". All five runs scored with two outs.

Fresh off the 10-day disabled list, Ryu (1-5) allowed 10 runs (five earned), on eight hits with six walks and just four strikeouts in four short innings. "And the balls that were in the strike zone, the command wasn't working, and then they were able to capitalize on those mistakes". Scott Van Slyke got to him right before his departure, launching a solo homer in the fifth inning.

"For five innings, he was really, really good", Black said. After Bellinger singled, Black summoned closer Greg Holland. Yasiel Puig struck out, sealing Holland's 15th save in as many chances.

Story was placed on the DL on Thursday with a strained left shoulder, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Rockies: C Tony Wolters (concussion) keeps progressing, running the bases and blocking pitches in the dirt Thursday. Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda (left hamstring strain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. He made his 2017 Rockies debut in a relief outing as the 26th man on the roster for the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday and was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque when scheduled starter Tyler Anderson was pushed back two days because of left knee inflammation.

So far, Desmond has only seen one start at the position due to the surge of Mark Reynolds, and while he has made due in the outfield, a hole in the Rockies infield has opened.