Before that, the right-hander made two relief appearances, including an Opening Day win when he allowed three runs in two innings against the Dodgers while pitching the fifth and sixth innings. His second relief outing against the Dodgers on April 4 went significantly better, as he tossed three hitless innings with two walks and two strikeouts.
Did you make the pitches to get out of the inning and keep it from going sideways? Thus far, Colorado has been mediocre, at best, in limiting the damage caused by walks and men on base. Rockies pitchers rank 15th in the majors in left-on-base-percentage at 72.5%, and the walk issue is compounded by the fact Colorado pitches aren’t striking out a lot of hitters, either.
This is one of the worst starts in team history and playing the Dodgers seven times in the first 13 games hasn’t helped anyone feel better. But hey, this is the Dodgers we’re talking about, right? They won the World Series in 2020 and have done nothing to create any doubt that they should be favorites again in 2021.