Final Score: Rockies 5, Dodgers 3
- Gritty performance by Billingsley, though he was done in by homers. The 5 walks really came back to bite him too, as two of them came into score. Kuo did a great job of striking out Helton in the 8th.
- If James Loney never plays another game outside of Coors I think he’d be a happy man. 4 for 4, a triple short of the cycle. 3 of his 6 home runs this season have come in Colorado.
- Matt Kemp also had a nice day, collecting his 25th double and a single. His average is up to .322, third in the NL.
- The rest of the offense went 2 for 26. The team was 1 for 7 with RISP and left 6 runners on base. I honestly expected more today.
Now it’s off to St Louis where Nathan Eovaldi will go up against Chris Carpenter. Eovaldi was a tough luck loser last time out, giving up just 2 runs in 6 innings. Carpenter last pitched against the Dodgers on April 17 and worked 7 scoreless innings, tho ended up with a no decision in the loss. Game time is 5:15pm Pacific.