In another game that wasn't very pretty but ended up okay for the good guys, the Dodgers clung to today's victory, cleanly sweeping the Rockies in our last road series of the year. But a closer look shows all the flaws we had to overcome: Matt Kemp misplayed a Troy Tulowitzki fly ball into a leadoff triple (Kemp atoned for this gaffe the following inning by "slipping Jhoulys Chacin the salami"*, hitting a GS to right for his 25th HR of the season); Carlos Monasterios couldn't make it through the fifth inning; Ramon Troncoso entered and promptly allowed inhereited runners to score (but "earned" the victory); George Sherrill sucked; Ronald Belisario made the ninth-inning nervous time but held the Rockies to one run, and not a tying two-run frame.
All of you mid-day drinkers: keep the irons hot, as we've got dueling games this evening with the Padres (vs. Cubs) and Giants (vs. Snakes). Get your snark on. I'll be back.
Note: (*) Not my words, but rather Mr. Customer's, from the GT. Yikes.