Thursday, September 30, 2010
09.29.10; Dodgers vs. Rockies
This was the last road game of the season for the Dodgers. For the Rockies, it was their last home game. The Rockies have enjoyed impressive attendance for the season, packing 2,875,000 fans into the stadium.
The Dodgers won this outing, improving their record to 78-81 and sweeping the three game series. It's hard to believe that the Dodgers will need to also sweep the Diamondbacks at home this weekend just to break even for the season. Very disappointing to say the least.
The third inning proved to be the game clincher. Matt Kemp's grand slam homerun was clutch and capped an impressive five run inning.
Other notable elements of the game:
* Trent Oeltjin when to the plate five times, yet recorded only a single at bat and a strikeout at that. Granted, he walked three times and was hit by a pitch, but as Vin said, "It was a long day to go for 0 for 1."
* Speaking of that 3rd inning, had there not been that throwing error by the Rockie's 3rd baseman, Hu or Theriot would have been out and the inning would have been over.
* I learned something new about scoring. I learned that reaching base on an error does count as an at bat, but not a hit.