Rockies 10, Dodgers 1

The fact Ubaldo Jimenez was so pitch-efficient — he threw 114 in a complete game and got through the first seven innings on just 75 — would seem to suggest that the Dodgers have fallen back into their old habits. And as you know, I am the first one to jump on the boys when they make it too easy on an opposing pitcher. But in this case, that doesn’t appear to be what happened. Jimenez threw an inordinate (especially for him) number of strikes, and the Dodgers had little choice but to swing at them. When you’re a beat writer, you try to write every story from the perspective of the team you cover, and when that team gets taken to school by a pitcher, you try to figure out why. This time, there wasn’t a why — other than the fact Jimenez was just GOOD. I mean, really, really good. If he had pitched like this last October, the Rockies might have won a game in that World Series. … Dodgers fall to 49-51 and one game behind the Snakes. The boys are now 0-3 this month, having been outscored 24-8, in games in which they had a chance to reach .500 for the first time since May 30.

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  • TeamHasHoles

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, the big comeback win in Phoenix won’t amount to the proverbial hill of beans unless they come out, win tomorrow and take the series. Use the momentum to win in your own division.