JDLR & Fowler Put Away Dodgers 7-2

Jorge De La Rosa had a terrible history versus the Dodgers going into the game. He finally pitched a clean game going seven innings on just 94 pitches while allowing two runs, six hits, and two walks. Carlos Gonzalez potentially saved DLR from getting blown up in the second inning with an assist from the left field corner to nail Skip Schumacher attempting to stretch a double into a triple. Andre Ethier singled with one out and Luis Cruz followed with a walk. That set the stage for CarGo’s dud and heroics on one play. Schumacher hit a tailing liner to left field that CarGo dived for and missed completely. The ball rolled all the way to the fence, but he recovered in time to throw a strike to third base for the second out. DLR improved to 7-3 on the season trailing Patrick Corbin (9-0) by just two wins.

Dexter Fowler did most of the damage offensively with his two home runs and three RBIs in the game. He hit the first strike of the game from Matt Magill and later hit a two run homer following a walk to DLR. Over The Hill Todd Helton and Big Money Michael Cuddyer also hit solo home runs in support of DLR. Cuddyer added a sacrifice fly to give him 36 RBIs on the year despite a 15-day stint on the DL. Both Rockies and Dodgers had just six hits. but the Rockies had four big flies while the Dodgers’ lone extra base hit was the timely two-run double by Schumacher.

With the victory, the Rox improved to 30-27, 2-0 in June, and 4-2 head-to head against Dodgers. They remain tied with the Giants for second place in the NL West 2 1/2 games behind the Dbacks. They go on a quick trip to Cincinnati for a three game series starting tomorrow at 5:10 pm MT. At press time, Jon Garland is scheduled to pitch Wednesday against Johnny Cueto. It will be Garland’s third straight chance to make a statement against the ace of the other team (Corbin, Kershaw, Cueto).

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Ike
Ike
7 years ago

Wooooo! Go Rockies!! Whaaaaaaaa!

Sorry about that but these last two games were really friggin fun.

Sincerely,
Happy Rockies Fan
Ike

jaredean
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jaredean
7 years ago

You know, I rated today’s game pretty high for one major reason: 7 runs on 6 hits. THAT is what we’ve been missing.

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Nine walks by the young Dodgers starter certainly helped a bunch too.And I know Jeem is pulling my chain on Cuddyer which is why I have to play along.Cuddy’s season so far actually makes him look like a fair deal.Go look at the stats for the oft mentioned Josh Willingham and he looks like the over paid one this season!

jeem
jeem
7 years ago
Reply to  GARY

Hey Gary, Big Money Mike is channeling MVP status! And now I’ve even got the originator of the “over-paid” description (who shall remain nameless) sniping at me.

Go Rox!

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago
Reply to  jeem

Hey, Jeem, he is overpaid! I still like the guy, and with a couple more good weeks he’s headed to the All Star Game. But folks, it won’t last all season. Our old friend Batting Average on Balls in Play tells us why: Cuddy (career): .307 Cuddy 2013: .373 That’s a guy who’s hitting the ball really well, but who’s been really lucky too. Shave 50 points off that batting average and he’s still having a good season, just not… Read more »

Jeem
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Jeem
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ha ha! He knows who he is! Hey you know, just having some fun with the group here. As always, a dispassionate, analytic assessment of the issue. Glancing through the Standings this morning, it’s not only LA, but Toronto, and maybe for different reasons, the Angels are showing how the Big Spending philosophy doesn’t seem to be valid. To be honest, I was kind of hoping the Dodgers would run with it and blow everybody away, and most importantly, do… Read more »

jaredean
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jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  GARY

That’s the thing Gary – in the past we’ve been handed multiple walks, multiple errors, etc. and haven’t capitalized on it at all – for us to actually take advantage of a situation that was handed to us on a gold plate – that is why I felt yesterdays game was better than advertised…

Have I mentioned yet today how much I like Jeem’s particular brand of humor? he cracks me up daily…

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

I thought I could have a snarky sense of humor…until I read Jeem’s posts…classic stuff.

Didn’t get to see much this weekend, so glad to have the write-ups here. Lets go beat the Big Red Machine…

jeem
jeem
7 years ago

Can’t speak for all of them, but Cargo’s outfield assists this wknd were essential. Both of those 2nd inning rallies looked like they were going to get WAY out of control + the key outs btwn 3rd + home were money.

Man, we got Dex hot! Next Wilin + let’s go on a big roll!

jaredean
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jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  jeem

yeah, I was wondering if he was showing those around here grumbling about his “lazy” fielding that he knows when to break for a ball and when it isn’t worth it…in the past he’s gone all out for hopeless catches and, in a few cases, hurt himself in the process…I have no problem with his “lazy” run when it is for sure a double and nothing he can do to stop it because I’ve seen him, several times in fact,… Read more »

egossage
egossage
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Not worried. William will go into another month long slump after getting all your hopes up. He does it EVERY SINGLE TIME he gets hot. I wish he could just find a happy medium. He’s either on fire or ice cold. That’s my problem with ol Will.

jaredean
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jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  egossage

You could say the same about CarGo or Tulo as well…Dex just gets colder than most it seems…

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Ego. I know you don’t like Dex. We understand that. But you know he’s a lead-off hitter and even when he’s not driving in runs or hitting homers he’s getting on base which is his job. He’ll take a walk. Much better than the other guy who sometimes leads off and does not have MLB talent.

egossage
egossage
7 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Now if only he thought he was a leadoff hitter and not a power hitter we’d be good. He reminds me of Willy Mays Hays in Major League.

jaredean
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jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  egossage

So, using that measuring stick, a leadoff hitter should only be judged using OBP (according to you, since power is wasted with the leadoff guy). With Dex his last four seasons show this: 2009: .363 (.333 Lg. Avg.) 2010: .347 (.325 Lg. Avg.) 2011: .363 (.321 Lg. Avg.) 2012: .389 (.319 Lg. Avg.) Based purely on OBP he has been well above average and currently this year he is 5th in the NL: 1 Joey Votto .460 2 Shin-Soo Choo… Read more »

Pooter
Pooter
7 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Stop it Bill! Leave Jr. out of this.

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