Phish Played Over 200 Songs On Their 20-Show Summer Tour

first_imgLast night, Phish wrapped up a fun summer tour that saw the band play a total of 20 shows in 13 cities. While the band still has more performances on the docket, including two nights at LOCKN’ Festival and three nights at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park over Labor Day weekend, the bulk of the band’s scheduled travels are now complete. Naturally, while we wait for rumored fall tours and new albums to be announced, we wanted to reflect on the tour as a whole.In total, the band performed 205 songs over 20 shows, including a full eighty-four songs that were only played once all summer. In contrast, last year Phish played only 171 songs from the start of their summer tour through Magnaball, which was a total of 22 shows. In 2014, their 25-show tour brought 156 songs. Sufficed to say, Phish dug deep into their catalog and brought out a lot of classics, including jams like “The Sloth,” “The Lizards,” “Tela,” “McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters.” They also brought out tunes like “Let Me Lie,” “Round Room,” and “Demand,” as well as the full Fuego album (including bust outs of “Sing Monica” and “Wombat”) for the tour.The band also found some new covers for their 2016 rotation, including the biggest bust out, “Dear Prudence,” as well as “Cry Baby Cry” from The White Album. They also played another Beatles song, “I Am The Walrus.” “I Found A Reason” from Velvet Underground’s Loaded album made its first appearance since 1998, but the biggest surprise for covers was the debut of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” The a cappella arrangement that has been performed throughout this summer has been a perfectly Phish-y tribute to the late great Thin White Duke.As far as debuts go, the band brought out a total of eight new original compositions. Here they are, in order of their debut: “Miss You,” “Breath and Burning,” “Things People Do,” “Waking Up Dead,” “Friends,” “Tide Turns,” “Let’s Go” and “Ass Handed.” The jury is still out as to whether “Ass Handed Reprise” from last night’s closer counts as its own song. Regardless, with Trey Anastasio recently telling fans that their album was finished, it should only be a matter of time before we have new information about this upcoming release. Lest we not forget that a whole host of new Phish songs, including “Blaze On,” “No Men In No Man’s Land,” “Shade,” “Mercury,” “How Many People Are You,” “Can’t Always Listen,” “Steam” and more, have yet to find homes in the studio. And there’s still a “15-minute piece with classical percussion” that we have yet to hear, if we’re to believe Hamilton percussionist Andrés Forero. Read more about that here.Interestingly, a few songs were left off the table in 2016, including fan-favorites like “Foam,” “Dirt,” “Esther,” “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird,” and more. While “Fluffhead” did make its triumphant return this year, the absence of “Roses Are Free” suggests that something may be in store for LOCKN’, with Ween and Phish both performing. Fingers crossed.Of course, with over 200 songs played, the one notable absence from the tour was the long jam. The band’s setlists seemed more focused on going from song to song, as opposed to stretching any particular number out. The band relied heavily on instrument swapping this summer though, bringing out the Marimba Lumina on a near-nightly basis. Having witnessed the “Drive-In Jam” at Magnaball and the New Years’ “No Men In No Man’s Land” at MSG, it’s safe to say that the band isn’t quite tapped out from their exploratory jamming, but its absence from the summer run was surprising. With a handful of exceptions, like the SPAC “Moma” and “Chalk Dust,” the Hartford “Disease” or the BGCA “Sally,” there weren’t any individual jam moments that truly stood out along this tour.That all being said, some of these sets really gel collectively, especially the first set of the final Bill Graham show or the tease-filled second set at The Gorge opener. When we consider how many years Phish was absent from our lives in the earlier part of the 2000’s, the fact that they’re still trying new things – sharing new music, busting out old songs, etc. – is a testament to the band’s incredible legacy. Long live Phish.All stats here appear courtesy of IHOZ/Zzyzx. You can see the full 205 songs, with a count of how many times each one was played, listed below:Blaze On – 6 (30%)Fuego – 6 (30%)46 Days – 5 (25%)555 – 5 (25%)Backwards Down the Number Line – 5 (25%)Breath and Burning – 5 (25%)Carini – 5 (25%)Chalk Dust Torture – 5 (25%)Ghost – 5 (25%)Harry Hood – 5 (25%)Martian Monster – 5 (25%)Mike’s Song – 5 (25%)No Men In No Man’s Land – 5 (25%)Run Like an Antelope – 5 (25%)The Line – 5 (25%)The Moma Dance – 5 (25%)Twist – 5 (25%)Weekapaug Groove – 5 (25%)Wolfman’s Brother – 5 (25%)Also Sprach Zarathustra – 4 (20%)Back on the Train – 4 (20%)Bathtub Gin – 4 (20%)Bouncing Around the Room – 4 (20%)Character Zero – 4 (20%)Down with Disease – 4 (20%)Free – 4 (20%)Halfway to the Moon – 4 (20%)Heavy Things – 4 (20%)Horn – 4 (20%)Kill Devil Falls – 4 (20%)Light – 4 (20%)Sample in a Jar – 4 (20%)Sand – 4 (20%)Stash – 4 (20%)Tube – 4 (20%)Tweezer Reprise – 4 (20%)Walls of the Cave – 4 (20%)Birds of a Feather – 3 (15%)Cavern – 3 (15%)Cities – 3 (15%)Divided Sky – 3 (15%)Farmhouse – 3 (15%)First Tube – 3 (15%)Fluffhead – 3 (15%)Golden Age – 3 (15%)Golgi Apparatus – 3 (15%)Halley’s Comet – 3 (15%)Julius – 3 (15%)Lawn Boy – 3 (15%)Loving Cup – 3 (15%)My Friend, My Friend – 3 (15%)Piper – 3 (15%)Possum – 3 (15%)Rift – 3 (15%)Rock and Roll – 3 (15%)Saw It Again – 3 (15%)Simple – 3 (15%)Slave to the Traffic Light – 3 (15%)Space Oddity – 3 (15%)The Wedge – 3 (15%)Theme From the Bottom – 3 (15%)Tide Turns – 3 (15%)Tweezer – 3 (15%)Uncle Pen – 3 (15%)Waiting All Night – 3 (15%)Water in the Sky – 3 (15%)Wingsuit – 3 (15%)Yarmouth Road – 3 (15%)You Enjoy Myself – 3 (15%)A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing – 2 (10%)AC/DC Bag – 2 (10%)Ass Handed – 2 (10%)Axilla – 2 (10%)Billy Breathes – 2 (10%)Boogie On Reggae Woman – 2 (10%)Bug – 2 (10%)Crosseyed and Painless – 2 (10%)Daniel Saw the Stone – 2 (10%)David Bowie – 2 (10%)Dear Prudence – 2 (10%)Devotion To a Dream – 2 (10%)Friends – 2 (10%)Good Times Bad Times – 2 (10%)Gotta Jibboo – 2 (10%)I Am the Walrus – 2 (10%)It’s Ice – 2 (10%)Joy – 2 (10%)Limb By Limb – 2 (10%)Maze – 2 (10%)Meatstick – 2 (10%)Miss You – 2 (10%)My Sweet One – 2 (10%)Ocelot – 2 (10%)Party Time – 2 (10%)Pigtail – 2 (10%)Poor Heart – 2 (10%)Prince Caspian – 2 (10%)Reba – 2 (10%)Roggae – 2 (10%)Scent of a Mule – 2 (10%)Seven Below – 2 (10%)Shade – 2 (10%)Shine a Light – 2 (10%)Sleep Again – 2 (10%)Sleeping Monkey – 2 (10%)Sparkle – 2 (10%)Split Open and Melt – 2 (10%)Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan – 2 (10%)Sugar Shack – 2 (10%)Suzy Greenberg – 2 (10%)The Dogs – 2 (10%)The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony – 2 (10%)The Sloth – 2 (10%)Things People Do – 2 (10%)Timber (Jerry) – 2 (10%)Twenty Years Later – 2 (10%)Undermind – 2 (10%)Wading in the Velvet Sea – 2 (10%)Waste – 2 (10%)What’s the Use? – 2 (10%)Wilson – 2 (10%)A Day in the Life – 1 (5%)Alumni Blues – 1 (5%)Army of One – 1 (5%)Big Black Furry Creature from Mars – 1 (5%)Bittersweet Motel – 1 (5%)Bold As Love – 1 (5%)Buried Alive – 1 (5%)Camel Walk – 1 (5%)Cars Trucks Buses – 1 (5%)Contact – 1 (5%)Crowd Control – 1 (5%)Cry Baby Cry – 1 (5%)Dem Bones – 1 (5%)Demand – 1 (5%)Destiny Unbound – 1 (5%)Driver – 1 (5%)Drowned – 1 (5%)Fast Enough for You – 1 (5%)Fee – 1 (5%)Fire – 1 (5%)Frankenstein – 1 (5%)Fuck Your Face – 1 (5%)Funky Bitch – 1 (5%)Grind – 1 (5%)Guelah Papyrus – 1 (5%)Gumbo – 1 (5%)Guyute – 1 (5%)Ha Ha Ha – 1 (5%)Happy Birthday to You – 1 (5%)Hold Your Head Up – 1 (5%)How Many People Are You – 1 (5%)I Am Hydrogen – 1 (5%)I Didn’t Know – 1 (5%)I Found a Reason – 1 (5%)Let Me Lie – 1 (5%)Let’s Go – 1 (5%)Letter to Jimmy Page – 1 (5%)Llama – 1 (5%)Love You – 1 (5%)Makisupa Policeman – 1 (5%)Manteca – 1 (5%)McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters – 1 (5%)Meat – 1 (5%)Mound – 1 (5%)NICU – 1 (5%)Nellie Kane – 1 (5%)No Quarter – 1 (5%)Paul and Silas – 1 (5%)Punch You In the Eye – 1 (5%)Quinn the Eskimo – 1 (5%)Rocky Top – 1 (5%)Round Room – 1 (5%)Runaway Jim – 1 (5%)Sanity – 1 (5%)Scents and Subtle Sounds – 1 (5%)Show of Life – 1 (5%)Silent in the Morning – 1 (5%)Sing Monica – 1 (5%)Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley – 1 (5%)Soul Shakedown Party – 1 (5%)Steam – 1 (5%)Strange Design – 1 (5%)Taste – 1 (5%)Tela – 1 (5%)The Ballad of Curtis Loew – 1 (5%)The Birds – 1 (5%)The Curtain With – 1 (5%)The Horse – 1 (5%)The Landlady – 1 (5%)The Lizards – 1 (5%)The Mango Song – 1 (5%)The Old Home Place – 1 (5%)The Squirming Coil – 1 (5%)The Very Long Fuse – 1 (5%)Timber – 1 (5%)Vultures – 1 (5%)Waking Up Dead – 1 (5%)Walk Away – 1 (5%)Waves – 1 (5%)When the Circus Comes – 1 (5%)Winterqueen – 1 (5%)Wombat – 1 (5%)Ya Mar – 1 (5%)Your Pet Cat – 1 (5%)last_img read more

Oconee Extension Office

first_imgThe Oconee County Cooperative Extension started the new year in a new home. They have moved to the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Center, which has been operated by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a research and education center since August 2012.The staff moved into about 4,000 square feet in the main building of the agricultural experiment station on Experiment Station Road and Government Station Road in Watkinsville.For the past several decades, Oconee’s Extension staff has worked out of a converted ranch-style house behind the Oconee County courthouse, which left limited room for workshops, meetings and office space. The new space will allow them to host more training activities, youth programs and work in a more functional office area. “Oconee County is very pleased to cooperate with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Science to house the Oconee County Extension office in this location,” said Oconee County Commission Chairman Melvin Davis. “This facility will provide the adults and 4-H youth with a better facility to house the offices as well as for conducting adult and 4-H youth programs for our citizens.” In early 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced they would close the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Center. In August UGA administrators signed an agreement to transfer management of the Campbell facility to the university. Farm Superintendent Eric Elsner, his farm management staff and the Oconee County Extension staffers are the first UGA employees to move their offices to the 1,070-acre facility since the university took over operations there last summer. “Our goal is to rebuild the Campbell facility as a center of excellence for research, teaching, and Extension in agriculture and natural resource management,” said Harald Scherm, assistant dean for research for the college. “Hosting the Oconee County Extension office at the center is the first step toward building a synergistic team of research and Extension scientists at the facility to address critical issues related to sustainable crop and animal production systems, soil protection, and water quality and conservation.” In addition to the Oconee County Extension office, plans for the center include a Piedmont Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Partnership, the college’s Sustainable Grazing Systems Program, and a wide-array of Extension, teaching and research activities at the interface of agriculture and natural resource management.last_img read more

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tampa recovers 2.6 tons of cocaine at sea

first_img PORT CANAVERAL, U.S.A. – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa on Dec. 6 offloaded more than 5,000 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated US$55 million, in Port Canaveral, Fla. The Tampa recovered more than 75 bales of cocaine from the water after the suspected narco-traffickers jettisoned the contraband in an attempt to flee law enforcement. Coast Guard Cutter Tampa received an alert from a Canadian Maritime Patrol Aircraft operating in the area. Once in range, the cutter Tampa launched its embarked helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, based in Jacksonville, Fla., to pursue and stop the vessel. The vessel alluded law enforcement, but cutter Tampa crewmembers located and recovered the contraband. “The entire operation ran like clockwork,” said Cmdr. Susan Polizzotto, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa. “The cutter and helicopter crews did exceptionally well on this important mission, and we recognize the vital support of international partners that enables us to keep dangerous drugs off our streets.” This interdiction was carried out as part of Operation Martillo, a joint effort of Western Hemisphere and European nations to curtail illicit trafficking routes on both coasts of the Central American isthmus. The cutter Tampa is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter ported in Portsmouth, Va. By Dialogo December 10, 2012 [U.S. Coast Guard (United States), 06/12/2012; Citrus Daily (United States), 05/12/2012; Florida Today (United States), 05/12/2012; Radio Caracol (Colombia), 05/12/2012]last_img read more

TOUCHLINE: How hockey curtailed Rama Brew’s sporting career

first_imgUltimate Paradise may well be considered as one of the best TV series ever produced in Ghana. The famous series shown in the 90’s captured the imaginations of all and sundry.Rama Brew become an household name following her sensational acts in the said movie which landed her best actress in Ghana award.On this week’s edition of Touchline, the beautiful veteran actress, Rama Brew talks about her love for Tennis and how she quit hockey because she often injured herself with the hockey stick.The Panel also holds a discussion on the Euro 2016, the final is upon us this Sunday. Host nation France and Portugal have defied the odds to reach the finals and will be hoping to clinch the ultimate.With Lionel Messi thrice failing to win a silverware with Argentina, will his great rival Ronaldo show him how it’s done?There’s also a look at Mourinho’s first presser as Manchester united coach and also Pep Guardiola taking charge of his first training session as Manchester city boss. Watch this week’s edition.https://www.facebook.com/joy997fm/videos/10154267147016894/?video_source=pages_finch_main_videolast_img read more

Dodgers rout Rockies, set new L.A. franchise scoring record

first_imgHear Dave Roberts’ thoughts on his ejection, @ClaytonKersh22 finding his rhythm, and the #Dodgers picking up the win in his absence. pic.twitter.com/9QPZprEAL9— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) September 21, 2019 PreviousThe Dodgers’ Corey Seager hits a solo home run off Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert, left, during the fourth inning of Friday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning giving up two home runs to the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsColorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado hits a solo home run in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado watches his solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado watches his solo home run Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith watches during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Joc Pederson can’t reach a ball hit for a solo home run by Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado, left, is congratulated by Charlie Blackmon after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon hits a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, foreground, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon, left, runs to first after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, foreground, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers kicks dirt off the mound after giving up back to back home rungs against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw goes after a ball bunted for a single by Colorado Rockies’ Garrett Hampson during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux can’t reach a ball hit for an RBI single by Colorado Rockies’ Tony Wolters during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated after being driven in on a sacrifice fly hit by Chris Taylor #3 in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Stan Kasten, left, talks with manager Dave Roberts prior to the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated after being driven in on a sacrifice fly hit by Chris Taylor #3 in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Colorado Rockies’ Garrett Hampson runs to first after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks down after giving up a solo home run to Colorado Rockies’ Garrett Hampson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Colorado Rockies’ Garrett Hampson is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Home plate umpire Greg Gibson #53 and Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers have an arguement in the fourth inning while playing the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, right, argues with home plate umpire Greg Gibson after being ejected during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, right, argues with home plate umpire Greg Gibson after being ejected during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Home plate umpire Greg Gibson #53 and Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers have an arguement in the fourth inning while playing the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Home plate umpire Greg Gibson #53 and Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers have an arguement in the fourth inning while playing the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock hits a three-run home run in front of Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Garrett Hampson #1 of the Colorado Rockies watches a three-run home run ball hit by A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers leave the parkat Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock heads to second after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock scores after hitting a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies, as Enrique Hernandez, left, and Max Muncy, second from left, wait for him while home plate umpire Greg Gibson stands at the plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers congratulates A.J. Pollock #11 who hit a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with A.J. Pollock #11 who hit a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager throws out Colorado Rockies’ Tony Wolters at first during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers gets a congratulations from Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after his thi4rd out in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockiesat Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Gavin Lux, right, steals second as Colorado Rockies third baseman Pat Valaika loses the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Gavin Lux, right, trips over Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters as he scores on a single by Enrique Hernandez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Gavin Lux, left, trips over Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters, center, as he scores on a single by Enrique Hernandez while home plate umpire Greg Gibson watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Caleb Ferguson throws to the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers gives the ball to Caleb Ferguson #64 after the final out of the game in a 12-5 win over the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Caleb Ferguson #64 and Enrique Hernandez #14 celebrate after the final out of the game in a 12-5 win over the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Corey Seager hits a solo home run off Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert, left, during the fourth inning of Friday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 40The Dodgers’ Corey Seager hits a solo home run off Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert, left, during the fourth inning of Friday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Last season, it took 163 games to separate the Dodgers and Colorado Rockies.Friday night, all it took was 41 minutes.That’s how long the bottom of the fourth inning lasted. Three Rockies pitchers needed to throw 61 pitches to 12 Dodgers hitters, resulting in five hits, three walks, one hit batter, a wild pitch, an error on a pickoff throw – one manager (Dave Roberts) ejected – and seven runs scored as the Dodgers settled into a 12-5 thumping of the Rockies.“Great,” said pitcher Clayton Kershaw (the main beneficiary of the offensive eruption), summarizing the half-inning with out-of-place brevity. “That’s what we do.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I cannot,” Kershaw said when asked if he had an explanation. “Make better pitches I guess.”The Rockies got to him for another run in the second inning and Garrett Hampson led off the fourth with the third home run of the night allowed by Kershaw. He made it through six innings without any more harm.“Not a lot of good tonight on my part. Pretty bad all the way around,” Kershaw said. “Command-wise, stuff-wise, crispness, everything – it wasn’t very good. Don’t know why. Need to get better obviously. Got one more (regular-season start) to figure it out before the real stuff gets going. So, I’m thankful for that – one more to figure it out.”That one start will have to reverse a six-start slide.Over his first 21 starts this season, Kershaw had a 2.63 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and opposing batters hit .218 against him (with 15 home runs). In his past six starts, he has a 5.24 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and opposing hitters have batted .262 with 13 home runs (including three in a game three times).“I’m not (concerned),” Roberts said. “With somebody else, you might be. With Clayton, I feel really good that when the bell rings and that’s the postseason he’s going to be locked and loaded. I think for me if he’s feeling strong then I’ll trust that the result will be there.“Clayton is going to be more than fine.”Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Any concern was washed away in the cleansing fire of the Rockies pitchers’ meltdown. Corey Seager started it with a solo home run off starter Peter Lambert. A.J. Pollock put the finishing touches on it with a three-run home run about a half-hour later.In between, Roberts was ejected from the game by home plate umpire Greg Gibson for reacting to a terrible strike call with Gavin Lux at the plate.It was Roberts’ first ejection of the season. He was the only MLB manager who hadn’t been ejected from a game this season.“I just thought it was a ball. He took offense to it,” Roberts said. “Gibby’s a pro. He’s been doing this a long time. I got animated. I’m emotional. I thought it was a quick hook.”After a brief pause, the Dodgers scored four more times in the seventh inning. Lux and Kiké Hernandez had RBI singles and Max Muncy a two-run double. Justin Turner pinch-hit and drew a walk in his first plate appearance since Sept. 7. Kristopher Negron pinch-ran for him but Turner is expected to return to the starting lineup Saturday after being sidelined by a sprained ankle.With Muncy’s double, the Dodgers set a new L.A. franchise record for runs scored in a season (844 and counting). One hundred and thirty-three of them have come against the Rockies. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies They certainly do it to the Rockies a lot.The loss was the Rockies’ 12th in a row at Dodger Stadium, matching the 2006-09 Cincinnati Reds for the longest losing streak by a visitor there. Overall, the Dodgers have beaten the Rockies 14 times in 17 meetings, helping last year’s wild-card team sink to the bottom of the National League West.The Dodgers have averaged 7.8 runs per game against the Rockies’ woeful pitching staff this season, so Kershaw’s rough start Friday was only worrisome in the larger context.Kershaw gave up back-to-back home runs to Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon in the first inning – the ninth and 10th home runs he has allowed in the first inning of his starts this season. There have been entire seasons (2009, 2014 and 2016) when Kershaw didn’t give up that many home runs in all of his innings.Kershaw has given up a first-inning home run in four of his past six starts and 18 runs total in his 27 first innings.last_img read more