It’s been a rough year for Colorado Rockies fans. Not only will their team finish its seventh straight season without a playoff appearance, but they’ve also lost a beloved beer vendor in the Coors Field bleachers. Brent Doeden – known as “Captain Earthman” by thirsty Rockies fans – has served as a beer vendor at Coors Field since the Rockies joined Major League Baseball in 1993.
Joc Pederson and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night after an emotional pre-game ceremony honoring Vin Scully. Pederson worked the count to 3-2 during a nine-pitch at-bat before homering off Jon Gray (10-9) with two outs. Ethier followed with his first homer of the season into the lower right field seats, extending the Dodgers' lead to 4-0.