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Friday, September 17, 2010

Rockies feeling mile high after beating dodgers 7-5

Rockies  7 11 1
Dodgers 5 11 1

Nothing more to see here folks, just a sad pathetic team playing out the string, move along now.
The Rockies are feeling pretty damm good, after beating the Dodgers friday night 7-5. on the same night we learned that Torre will not be back next year and that Donnie Baseball will be managing next season.
This wasnt quite the pitching matchup we envisioned before the game. Both starting pitchers struggled early.

Kuroda was shaky, after Furcal botched a Young Grounder for an error, two outs later Tulowitzki, Mullet man himself slugged a two run homerun to left field giving the Rockies the early lead.
The Dodgers would come back to tie off of Jimenez pitching for his 19th win. Gibbons singled, and then scored on a Kemp triple to right over Cargo's head. Kemp would score on an Ellis single.

After striking out the side in the third, Kuroda ran into trouble in the fourth giving up three runs on four singles by Cargo, Mora, DOdger killer Todd Helton, and Olivo, making it 5-2 COl.

The Dodgers would come back once again, picking up a run in the fourth and fifth innings. the Offense was suprisingly good tonight but the pitching was bad. Kemp singled and stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and then scored on an Ellis double.
the dodgers added another run closing the lead to 5-4. but of coarse the bullpen came in and only made it worse.
Kuroda went 6 innings allowing 5 runs only three earned 7 hits 1 walk 7 strikeouts.

Broxton came onto relieve Kuroda in the 7th. Brox who is now just a shell of his former self, was again horrible. walking three in the inning, one being intentional, and then allowing singles to Helton and Mora, and the score was 7-4 Rockies.

Jimenez was relieved in the 7th with 1 out. Jimenez pitched 61/3 allowing 4 runs 6 hits walking 3 and King 6.

Both teams used 4 relief pitchers. the Dodgers loaded the bases with 1 out in the 7th but Blake struck out and Kemp grounded out.

The Dodgers put together a little rally in the 9th but fell short against COl closer Houston Street as he eventually picked up his 20th save.
with 1 out ethier , Loney and Gibbons all singled to load the bases, and then Blake singled in a run. with 2 outs however Kemp struck out to end the game.
Jimenez picks up his 19th win, and of coarse since the dodgers were never able to tie the game again, kuroda picks up the loss.
The Rockies knew full well the giants and padres had lost, as they gain ground in the NL west and are now only 1.5 back.

AJ Ellis had a breakout game tonight going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs, Gibbons also had a good game going 3 for 5 driving in a run.

Fortunatly there are only 14 games left in this lost season. and we will be here with you all the way. tomorrow game 2 Chacin vs. Ely. Stac returns tomorrow, so see ya on sunday!

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