Dodgers Sweep the Rockies in the 10th Inning
This is going to be brief. I am lucky to be alive after 3 hours in scorching 90+ degree heat, and my very last ounce of energy will be used to get these photos up before I pass out. Literally.
The Dodgers started Loaiza, which is usually a death sentence but today he only gave up two earned runs! This is a huge improvement! The Rockies started Jeff Francis (0-2), who didn't throw nearly as many wild pitches as the starters on Friday and Saturday. He gave up two earned runs to the Dodgers in the 4th - including a 2 out RBI by Loaiza of all people - and struck out six.
After the 5th inning, score tied at 2-2, the game stagnated a bit. Everyone was melting in the heat, players were moving slow, the crowd couldn't get up because they were stuck to their seats. We were starting to believe this game was destined to go on until forever, but in the 10th inning Furcal got on base, Sweeny walked, Kemp advanced the runners, Martin was intentionally walked, and Loney hit a one out single to score Furcal for the win. Whew. What a day. We also celebrated my grandpa's 75th birthday at the ballpark... HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA!