Jon Gray allowed only three hits Friday night against the Dodgers while striking out 10. That only tells half the story, though. All three hits Gray surrendered were run-scoring and the Rockies right-hander needed 106 pitches to complete four innings in a 5-2 loss in Los Angeles.
After loading the bases in the first inning without making the Dodgers swing the bat, Gray allowed a two-run single to Yasmani Grandal to put Colorado in an early hole. In the fourth, Gray allowed back-to-back solo home runs to Joc Pederson and Andre Ethier to stretch the Los Angeles lead to four runs. Nolan Arenado hit his NL-leading 40th home run, a solo shot in the sixth inning.
D.J. LeMahieu failed to reach base for the first time in 38 games, ending his career-best streak. LeMahieu remains atop the NL batting crown race with a .349 average.