With one out in the tenth, Luis Cruz hit a comebacker hard off the leg of Rafael Betancourt to score Carl Crawford from third and give the Dodgers a 6-5 lead. Juan Uribe (2-for-4, 2 RBI, SB for pete's sake) followed with a single to center, scoring Skip Schumaker from second, and the Dodgers took a 7-5 lead. Ronald Belisario earned the save with three quick outs in the bottom of the tenth.
Just how did we get to the tenth inning in the first place, you might ask? None other than Brandon League, blowing a two-run lead in the ninth by serving up a HR to PH Todd Helton (batting .227), to tie the game at 5. League went on to "earn" the win along with his third BS of the year.
Don Mattingly didn't have much with which to play tonight, batting Ramon Frickin' Hernandez cleanup (2-for-5, raising his average to .200). We are lucky to sneak away with a win tonight, despite the Rockies' and Brandon League's best efforts.
Getting robbed tonight was Clayton Kershaw (7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB and 5 Ks). But don't take my word for it: check out what ESPN.com said (screenshot below):
That's right, the Clayton Kershaw was probably pretty pissed that the bullpen blew. Sadly, it wasn't a whole new blew.