Final Score: Dodgers 9, Cardinals 4
- AJ Ellis hit his first major league home run in his first start in a month and a half. Juan Rivera adds to his Dodger magic with a homer and a double, while James Loney had 3 hits, including 2 doubles and has raised his average by .017 since Saturday. Not bad.
- Kuroda gave the Dodgers a much needed quality start in the sweltering heat. He has finally started getting run support, as the offense has contributed 24 runs in his last 3 starts.
- 5 for 9 with RISP with 7 left on base. I’m sure this recent outburst will be mitigated by LA’s bats getting shutout several times in the next few weeks.
After a day off, the Dodgers are home for a weekend set with the Rockies. Ted Lilly faces Esmil Rogers in the opener. Lilly’s last start was against the Rockies, tho he couldn’t get thru the 5th inning because of a stiff neck (insert homers allowed joke here). Rogers started that game as well, allowing 12 hits but just 4 runs thru 6 innings. Game time is 7:10pm Pacific.