Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Post-Game 151 Thread: Rockies Cruise To Victory Over Dodgers

Reference to Cruise #2


Roberto Hernandez Dan Haren was ineffective at Coors Field, but it didn't matter which mattered as the Dodgers Rockies rolled to a huge victory at Coors Field.

Unlike last night, it didn't hinge upon a blowout inning for the Dodgers; rather, the Dodgers had their chances again in the sixth inning, but couldn't get it done. Down 5-0, the Dodgers had Matt Kemp and Scott Van Slyke lead off with singles, both of whom advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a Justin Turner double to make it 5-2. But when Juan Uribe came up and doubled after that, Turner was called out at home in a home plate collision that looked ugly (and required an umpire review). A.J. Ellis walked and with two out, Dee Gordon singled to load the bases. But Yasiel Puig got rung up on a cheapie 3-2 low ball that was called a strike, and that was all she wrote for our attempt at a rally.

Matt Kemp did not yell at Puig (who had a two-run HR in the ninth).

Haren gave up five runs in five innings; Scott Elbert gave up another run without recording an out; Brandon League also gave up a run; and Jamey Wright continued his freefall by giving up three ER without recording an out. Yeesh. I mean, it's Coors Field, but really.

Giants won, so the lead goes back to three games in the west, now with 11 to play.