The Los Angeles Dodgers scored runs today at Coors Field, something they did not do on Tuesday night. That was the good news. The bad news was that the Colorado Rockies scored more, and beat the Dodgers 7-5, to complete their sweep of the brief two-game series in Denver. The Dodgers put the tying runs on base in the ninth inning with nobody out, but failed to score.
Chad Billingsley turned in the worst start of the young season for the Dodgers, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks in just three innings of work. Billingsley really labored in the third inning, after the Dodgers rallied for a 4-2 lead, giving up a three-run shot to Todd Helton. The Rockies added two more on a home run by Troy Tulowitzki off Blake Hawksworth in the fourth inning.
Jason Hammel pitched the requisite five innings to qualify for the win for Colorado, but he didn't pitch that well, allowing four runs and nine baserunners. However, the Rockies' bullpen struck out five in four innings, allowing just one run. Carlos Gonzalez had a single, double, and a walk, and scored three runs for Colorado.
Casey Blake had two hits, including a triple, and a hit by pitch, in his first game of the year for the Dodgers. Los Angeles is off tomorrow, before starting a three-game weekend series in San Diego on Friday.
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