LAst Night's Action: More Futility a Mile High
Colorado Rockies defeat LA Dodgers 5-3. Dodger's starter Hiroki Kuroda came out shaky in the first three innings but eventually pulled it together in his last three innings. Unfortunately the aftermath of the first three innings was giving up five runs to the Rockies who seemed to luxuriate in hitting the Dodgers. Apart from the eight-run first inning of the first game, the Dodgers were completely outplayed in this series. The positive note: Andruw Jones got an RBI double. The Dodgers will take a day off to think about what they have done, or more appropriately what they haven't done.
LA Angels defeat Cleveland Indians 14-11. Meanwhile Angel Stadium played more like Coors Field. Catcher Jeff Mathis continued his hot streak while setting career highs of four hits and six RBIs and hit his first grand slam of his career. As horrible as Indian's starter Aaron Laffey was (four innings, eight earned-runs on 12 hits and two walks), Angel's start John Lackey was uncharacteristically Lack-ing giving up six runs in five innings. A win is a win, and it's nice seeing the Angels' bats starting to come alive. The Angels are now 10 games ahead of the Oakland A's and still have the best record in all of baseball.