Dodgers 11, Rockies 3

Good news on Kerwin Danley, the home plate umpire who was immobilized and carted off in an ambulance in the fourth inning when Russell Martin apparently got crossed up on a pitch from Brad Penny and missed the ball, resulting in it hitting Danley in the jaw. He was taken to a local hospital for a precautionary examination, and the fact the word “precautionary” was used is a really good sign. That’s probably as much of an update as we’re going to get. Danley is a Los Angeles native and attended Dorsey High School. … The boys exploded for 10 runs in the first inning, sending 13 batters to the plate. The amazing thing is, Rockies starter Mark Redman STAYED IN THE GAME, wound up pitching six innings and didn’t give up another run. That saved Clint Hurdle from having to wreck his bullpen, and Jose Capellan, called up earlier today from Colorado Springs, ate up the final two innings. … Dodgers got a sac fly and a grand slam, all in the first inning, from Matt Kemp, who had never hit a grand slam and who came into this game 1 for 17 in his career with the bases loaded. After that first inning, when the Dodgers led 10-2, the game pretty much devolved into a fast-paced series of one-two-three innings, and the Dodgers only other run scored on a pinch-hit single by Delwyn Young in the seventh. Brad Penny, who went seven strong innings for the Dodgers, was the only Dodgers player who had two hits in the game. … Dodgers go to 11-13 and have a chance to complete their first three-game sweep of the season starting tomorrow. They actually gained a game in the standings because San Diego beat Arizona. Dodgers now in second place alone, six behind the Snakes.

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