Rockies 6 7 1
Dodgers 7 14 1
The Dodgers did something on sunday they rarly do this year, come from behind to beat the Rockies 7-6 in 11 innings, and avoid being swept in the three game series. The Rockies looking very tense and uptight, knowing full well that the Giants had won earlier and the Padres had lost. The Dodgers however were loose Jovial and in good spirits. Its amazing how relaxed a team can be without having to worry about those pesky Pennant races bothering them down the stretch.
Kershaw was shaky giving up 6 runs in the first two innings, coming off his best game, his shutout win of the Giants last week.
In the first inning, Kershaw walked Fowler and Herrera, and after walking mullet man, Giambi hit a fly deep to left that Gibbons was unable to catch bouncing off his glove at the scoreboard, clearing the bases, giving COL a 3-0 lead.
The Dodgers scored in the bottom of the first on an Ethier solo home run his 23 of the season.
in the second inning, Kershaw ran into trouble again. The Rockiers scored three more, off an error by Gibbons in left field and the Dodgers inability to turn a double play.
Kershaw's outing was one of this shortest. 4 innings, 4 earned runs, 4 hits, 4 walks, and two strikeouts.
Hammel also lasted 4 while giving up 4 earned. and the Dodgers climbed back into the game in the fourth, thanks to a wild pitch on a strikeout from gibbons. the Dodgers then got four straight hits, three singles and a double. Singles from theriot, carroll and Big Rod to score two runs, and then a double from furcal to move to 6-4.
both teams used about 1000 pitchers. In the seventh inning Kemp hit a monster homerun, and that made it 6-5.
The Dodger bullpen was pretty good today, as the Rockies completly shut down offensivly after the second inning. of coarse with the exception of broxton.
Broxton entered in the 7th, and continued his walkapalooza 2010 tour, by allowing a single, and then walking two to load the bases. with 2 outs, Sherrill came in to pitch to Cargo and struck him out. Many people had to be revived from shock.
In a hilarious scene, former dodger reliever and bum Dotel, who had been traded to COl earlier yesterday came into pitch against the Dodgers. he struck out Casey Blake the only man he faced.
the Dodgers would tie the game in the 9th, as COL closer Houston Street did his best Broxton impersonation and couldnt close shop.
with 1 out Hit Machine doubled, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Kemp's double.
in the 11th inning, with Manny Delcarmen on in relief for COL, Johnson singled past Mullet man's glove, and then Furcal bounced into what looked like a double play, but furcal was ruled safe at first. Kemp singled Furcal to third. and after Ethier was walked intentionally, Ellis the offensive hero for the dodgers during this homestand, hit a single over the leaping tulowitzki's head to score the game winning run.
A.J. Ellis has 8 hits on the homestand now. I have no idea what has gotten into Ellis, but he is red hot right now. However lets not let this hot streak fool us into thinking that hes actually ya know good. although he is looking alot better. good job Ellis, Keep it up!
monday is an off day, and then SD comes into town. there are still half a game behind the Giants with COL 1.5 back. I dont know if the Dodgers were elminated today but if not, should be any day now.
see everyone on wed!