The Dodgers’ Ted Lilly, a flyball pitcher, threw a four-hitter last night at Coors Field. The Dodgers beat the Rockies 3-1.
Flyball pitchers and Coors Field usually go together like bulls and china shops.
So maybe the Giants were on to something last week when they accused the Rockies of using juiced balls when they batted at Coors.
Since the controversy started, Colorado’s offense has sputtered. The Rockies have scored a total of three runs in their last two games at Coors, where they are usually good for about 7 or 8 runs a night.
Let’s say they were using juiced balls. You’d assume they would stop using them once the accusations come out, right? Does that explain why the offense has gone kaput?