The Dodgers won their seventh in a row with a 7-0 victory, completing the sweep of the Rockies on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Stadium. The action started in the second inning, when a Scott Van Slyke one-out double scored Howie Kendrick, and Joc Pederson followed that with a double of his own to score SVS.
The sixth inning was an explosion, however. Kendrick leadoff HR, then Andre Ethier walked to set up a two-run SVS homer, and then Pederson followed with a HR of his own. Justin Turner (4-for-5 today) doubled home A.J. Ellis later in that frame, to make it 7-0. The only offensive disappointment was Adrian Gonzalez: 0-for-5 with 7 LOB, plummeting his average to... .469. Very nice to see Ellis finally get a hit this season, after starting the year 0-for-11. Van Slyke's 3-for-4 today gives him a 1.600 OPS on the year.
On the other side of the coin, Brandon McCarthy continued notching strikeouts (6 Ks), and this time didn't allow a barrage of HRs, which was refreshing! Dodgers remain in first place in the NL West and take another rest day before the long flight to San Francisco for a series that starts Tuesday (Clayton Kershaw vs. Ashley Madison in the Wednesday matchup!).