Do You Remember 2000-2015?

first_imgHere are a few memorable moments that have occurred since the turn of the century.  Some are certainly good, and a few will live in infamy for various reasons.1.  9/10/2000 – Bobby Knight is fired as IU coach.2.  4/5/2010 – Gordon Hayward’s near miss for Butler in the NCAA Tourney.3.  2/5/2012 – Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl year.4,  3/20/13 – Butler joins the Big East5.  7/23/2013 – Alex Rodriguez suspended for a year.6.  7/28/2015 – Brady’s suspension is upheld in court.There were certainly many more sporting events that took place in that period of time.  I chose just a few that have lingered for more than a week or so.  In fact, IU fans are still debating whether IU should have fired Knight 15 years ago.  You can choose which were good and which were bad based on your likes and dislikes.last_img read more

Dodgers salvage split with Rockies thanks to six-run sixth inning

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, follow the flight of his RBI-single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Julio Urias works against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy connects for an RBI-single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, right, follows the flight of his single to drive in two runs as Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters looks on in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers pinch hitter Justin Turner reacts after being hit by a pitch by Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chad Bettis with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers pinch hitter Justin Turner, center, grabs his left arm after taking a pitch to the elbow which forced in a run against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. A team trainer, left, and manager Dave Roberts check on Turner. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ David Dahl reacts as he crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Zac Rosscup in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ David Dahl follows the flight of his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Zac Rosscup in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Zac Rosscup reacts after giving up a three-run home run to Colorado Rockies’ David Dahl in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Russell Martin scores on a single hit by Joc Pederson off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Russell Martin, right, scores on single hit by Joc Pederson as Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters fields the throw in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to first base to put out Colorado Rockies’ David Dahl to end the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda reacts while throwing to Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda tosses his bat after singling off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda works against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, follow the flight of his RBI-single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, follow the flight of his RBI-single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)ExpandDENVER — By the end of four innings Sunday, the first two games in Colorado were beginning to seem like a fevered dream brought on by the altitude.The Dodgers held a 1-0 lead at that point after having scored just three times in a loss on Saturday. The humidor had finally kicked in.Then things returned to Coors Field’s brand of normalcy. Twelve runs were scored in the next two innings with the Dodgers getting the better of it. A six-run sixth inning lifted them to a 10-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies Sunday afternoon and prevented the Dodgers from losing consecutive series for the first time since April 8-14 (the Cardinals and Brewers).Instead, the Dodgers and Rockies split a four-game series that produced 65 runs and featured 15 home runs. By then, Maeda had tripped three triggers the Dodgers seem to use every time he starts. His pitch count was getting high (88) after giving up two singles to start the inning. He was about to face the Rockies lineup a third time with two left-handed batters, Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl, coming up.“I was ready to stay in. I was ready to fight through that second-and-third hole (after a wild pitch),” Maeda said through his interpreter. “The manager had a different idea.”It wasn’t a bad idea but it didn’t work out well.Saving Julio Urias for later, Roberts opted to go with Zac Rosscup, a lefty reliever who has been very tough on left-handed hitters at times throughout an itinerant career.He didn’t retire either of the lefties he faced. Blackmon beat out an infield single on a topped ground ball that barely made it past the pitcher’s mound, driving in one run. Dahl hit a three-run home run to give the Rockies a 4-3 lead.“Knowing we had Julio for three innings, I just thought the best chance to get Blackmon and Dahl who have had success against Kenta was to get Rosscup in there,” Roberts said. “It was a groundball that obviously Blackmon beat out and a Coors home run. It was a fly ball that I know the probability wasn’t high for it to get out of the ballpark.”An inning later, that bullpen choice didn’t matter so much.Seven consecutive Dodgers reached base on an assortment of hits (four singles and a double), walks (one) and a bases-loaded hit batter to drive in the tying run (Justin Turner). Pederson drove in two runs with his third single. Matt Beaty’s double drove in another. One run scored when the Rockies couldn’t turn a double play on Cody Bellinger and another on the sixth hit of the inning, a single by Max Muncy.With a lead more firmly in hand, Roberts turned to Urias for three scoreless innings in relief. He got Blackmon and Dahl in the seventh inning. Blackmon hit a ninth-inning homer off right-hander Yimi Garcia. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “For us to come out of here with a split and to lose no ground to those guys who gave it all they had is a good thing for us,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, protective of his team’s double-digit lead in the National League West. “Definitely glad to get out of here and enjoy an off day tomorrow.”Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda kept the Rockies’ offense silent for four innings, allowing just one hit – a triple by Tony Wolters – and two walks in that time.But the Dodgers gave Maeda only a slim lead with one run off Rockies starter Chi Chi Gonzalez in the first four innings – and Maeda did that as well. He singled with one out in the third, went to third on a single by Joc Pederson and scored when Gonzalez dropped the return throw on a potential 3-6-1 double play.They added two runs in the top of the fifth to make it 3-0 – and again Maeda was in the middle of it. His sacrifice bunt scored one run and he reached first safely when Gonzalez throw hit him in the backside. The second of Pederson’s three singles in the game drove in the second run.“I think Kenta threw the baseball really well today,” Roberts said. “He’s had a lot of success with the slider (in Colorado). A lot of times, spin doesn’t really play here or isn’t as consistent. But even today, there’s something about this place that doesn’t scare him at all, which is great. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Today in particular, I thought his fastball command was very good. You could see by some of the swings those guys were taking off him they were surprised by the fastball — both sides of the plate, top of the zone.”That didn’t stop Roberts from pulling Maeda three batters into the fifth inning.Related Articleslast_img read more