Empty swings and excellent plays kept the Rockies at bay Friday night at Dodger Stadium. The one and only bright spot came in the top of the 7th as Michael Cuddyer deposited a souvenir into the center field seats, effectively ending Chris Capuano’s scoreless streak at 24 and 2/3 innings. Capuano had the last laugh and the win as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers 7-3.
After a home run by Mark Ellis in the first, Jamie Moyer seemed like he had a handle on things, going quickly through the next two innings without much of an issue. A season high seven strikeouts couldn’t overcome the troubles of the fifth as Moyer gave up a lead-off single to Loney, a single to Treanor and a two out two run double to Mark Ellis. After intentionally walking Matt Kemp he watched as Ethier made him pay sending a line drive single Cuddyers way and plating Ellis in the process.
Mark Ellis again made the Rockies his own personal batting practice going 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s.