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Dodgers-Rockies in 18-round bout today


By Jon Weisman

So with at least 18 innings of baseball on tap today, my experiment is to score each inning like a boxing match, using the 10-point system.

This system assigns ten points to the winner of each round. The loser receives nine points for a close round, eight points if he was knocked down or dominated, and seven points if he was knocked down twice. If a round is even and neither boxer was knocked down, both boxers receive 10 points.

Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. will join me as a fellow judge. Check back here for round-by-round updates.

Round 1: 10-9 Rockies (Stephen), 10-10 (Weisman)
Comment: “Pitch count and strikeout edge for De La Rosa and the ground ball off Nicasio was hit harder.” — Stephen

Round 2: 10-9 Rockies (Stephen), 10-9 Rockies (Weisman)
Comment: “Dodgers initially parried the Rockies’ hard-hit punches, only for Colorado to sneak in a soft blow to the underbelly. ” — Weisman

Round 3: 10-8 Dodgers (Stephen), 10-8 Dodgers (Weisman)
Comment: “Pederson with the left hook! ” — Weisman

Round 4: 10-8 Rockies (Stephen), 10-8 Rockies (Weisman)
Comment: “The ball is really carrying today in this day game.” — Orel Hershiser

Boxing midpointRound 5: 10-9 Rockies (Stephen), 10-8 Rockies (Weisman)

Round 6: 10-9 Rockies (Stephen), 10-9 Rockies (Weisman)
Comment: “The Rockies have lost only one round so far, but a big round for the Dodgers could get them back in this fight.” — Weisman

Round 7: 10-8 Rockies (Stephen), 10-9 Rockies (Weisman)

Round 8: 10-9 Dodgers (Stephen), 10-10 (Weisman)

Round 9: 10-9 Rockies (Stephen), 10-9 Rockies (Weisman)
Comment: “The Rockies didn’t bat this inning, but sealing the victory seems worth an edge. The Dodgers had one baserunner in the final four innings.” — Weisman

Boxing finalRound 10: 10-8 Dodgers (Stephen), 10-9 Dodgers (Weisman)

Round 11: 10-9 Dodgers (Stephen), 10-9 Dodgers (Weisman)

Round 12: 10-9 Dodgers (Stephen), 10-9 Dodgers (Weisman)
Comment: “Lots of punches that landed.” – Stephen

Round 13: 10-9 Rockies (Stephen), 10-9 Rockies (Weisman)

Round 14: 10-9 Rockies (Stephen), 10-10 (Weisman)

Round 15: 10-9 Rockies (Stephen), 10-8 Rockies (Weisman)

Round 16: 10-8 Rockies (Stephen), 10-9 Rockies (Weisman)

Round 17: 10-9 Rockies (Stephen), 10-9 Rockies (Weisman)

Round 18: 10-7 Dodgers (Stephen), 10-6 Dodgers (Weisman)

But do we rule this a TKO?

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1 Comment

  1. FO and DM punted this game. Thomas as 26th man? And not either Weiland or Lee to start? Heisey batting second? I know some calls the schedule does no favors, but puzzling moves by a “smart” FO just sends the wrong message IMO. Hopefully Greinke is on in game 2.

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