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LAst Night's Action: The Humidor's Broke

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LA Dodgers defeat Colorado Rockies 16-10. In an effort to conserve energy, the Colorado Rockies apparently decided to turn of the humidor. The Dodgers came out with a bang scoring eight runs in the first inning. They would go on to take an 11-0 lead in the third inning, but Coors Field being what it is the Rockies would make a comeback. After being shut out for the first two innings, the Rockies scored at least one run in the remaining seven innings but couldn't catch up. Rockie's shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in his first game of the disabled list went 5-5 with a sacrifice fly. The same fortune would be shared with Rockie's starter Kip Wells in his first action since the end of April. He gave up eight runs in that first frame that essentially sealed the deal for the Rockies. The Dodgers pitching fared a little better but not by much. Despite having a 12-3 lead in the fourth inning, Eric Stults was very erratic and was taken out of the game. How did now-retired Hideo Nomo ever pitch a no-no at Coors Field pre-humidor?

Cleveland Indians defeat LA Angels 5-2>. Coming off of a sweep of the Boston Red Sox, the Angels just couldn't get anything going against Paul Byrd and the Indians. While they had good at bats, Byrd teased the Angels by throwing around the plate. Angel's starter Ervin Santana however wasn't as sharp giving up four runs on seven hits in seven innings.

Notable Notes

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Over at Barstool Sports, a reader submitted a picture of Steve Nash and Baron Davis riding a tandem bike. They are very snappily dressed and look to be enjoying themselves. I'm still efforting being able to sit on Davis' beard.

Two trades of note in the NFL. Over the weekend, Dancing with the Stars wunderkind and Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor was traded to the Washington Redskins for a second-round pick in 2009 and a sixth round pick in 2010. And Monday New York Giants' tight end Jeremy Shockey was traded to the New Orleans Saints for a second- and fifth-round pick in 2009. With Taylor, the Redskins were desperate to fill the hole when defensive end Philip Daniels went down with a season-ending knee injury in the first day of training camp. Meanwhile the Saints had been trying to get Shockey since February. It just goes to show that persistence works.

Finally on Monday, Marcus Camby was officially announced as a Clipper. Camby is still upset at his treatment by the Denver Nuggets feeling that he was seen as the scapegoat for the team's postseason woes. Whatever. Just block the shots and try to get the Clippers to at least 40 wins.

Tonight's Action

LA Dodgers at Colorado Rockies. Clayton Kershaw is back! After getting his first win of the season in Jacksonville, he will make the start in the softball field against Ubaldo Jimenez. What's the over/under on runs scored? I might have to meet up with my bookie. 6:05 pm FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.

Cleveland Indians at LA Angels. The Angels look to rebound from Monday's loss as they face Matt Gintor and send Jered Weaver to the mound. 7:05 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.

AP Photo by David Zalubowski