Tough to get excited in baseball about one performance or even a good beginning to one.
After a run at the Colorado bullpen that fell just short, it added up to an 8-7 victory for the Rockies at
Haren threw seven scoreless innings in his last outing against the
In his 5 1/3 innings, Haren (8-5) gave up eight runs and 10 hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out eight, but giving up 10 hits early tends to do in a pitcher. Particularly when two are homers.
De La Rosa came into the game with a bad history against the Dodgers (3-10, 6.25 ERA in 19 games) and then started living up to it.
It was the only time the Dodgers would score against De La Rosa (9-6) in his six innings.
But the Rockies tied the score with two in the bottom of the first, took the lead when they scored three times with two outs in the third (two on
At that point, the Rockies seemed somewhat comfortably ahead, 8-2.
But that brought an end to the day for De La Rosa, and the Dodgers immediately went to work against Colorado's sketchy bullpen, scoring five times in a wild top of the seventh inning.
It started with a ground-rule double by
Ramirez greeted reliever
The Dodgers would get no closer, unable to score again against the Colorado bullpen.
They did prevent the Rockies from scoring after
But Puig fired to the cutoff man, Ramirez, who easily threw to Uribe covering third for the double play.