Final Score: Rockies 7, Dodgers 6
- It’s a good thing this game wasn’t televised on the west coast because I suspect there would be a lot of broken TVs tonight. It looked like Aaron Miles’ and Trent Oeltjen sealed the deal, but Guerra blew his first save of the season and the pen couldn’t prevent the loss.
- Lilly walked 3, the first time he’s walked 3 batters as a Dodger. He allowed another homer to Todd Helton, who was celebrating his 38th birthday and had to leave the game in the 5th because of a stiff neck. He’s not expected to miss a start.
- The lefties in the pen did great. Kuo struck out all 3 batters he faced and Elbert struck out 2 of the 3 he went up against. Guerrier and MacDougal each pitched scoreless innings as well.
- Lindblom blew the first save in the 7th, his first of the season as well. Then Guerra allowed two runs to score in the 12th after the Dodgers homered twice in the top of the frame. After Miles drove a ball over the left field wall, Oeltjen collected one of the inside the park variety. But Javy lost a 15 pitch at bat to Helton and Eliezer Alfonzo grounded out to tie the game.
- Hawksworth recorded a pair of popouts in the 13th before Mark Ellis doubled and Dexter Fowler brought him home to end the game.
- The offense was just 3 for 15 with RISP, leaving 11. Matt Kemp was caught stealing twice for the first time this year. Every starter except Dioner Navarro had at least two hits, with Kemp pacing the club at 3.
The finale will feature Chad Billingsley and Kevin Millwood. Billingsley last faced the Rockies on June 10, when he allowed 6 runs on 13 hits in 4.2 innings. Millwood has made just two starts this season, giving up 5 home runs in the process. Juan Rivera, who has seen Kevin the most, is 9 for 26 with a home run against him. Game time is 12:10pm Pacific.