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).