Colorado 6, LA Dodgers 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 30, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Tim Welke,
Attendance - 25227

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 9 0
Colorado 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 6 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 16-7 10-2 6-5 L1
Colorado 11-11 7-6 4-5 W1

Recap


Rockies 6, Dodgers 2:
Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings and received a big boost from the bullpen, and Troy Tulowitzki highlighted a three-run fourth inning with a two-run double as host Colorado cooled off Los Angeles.

Carlos Gonzalez had two RBIs and scored two runs and Ramon Hernandez drove in a pair as the Rockies improved to 2-2 on their nine-game homestand.

Matt Kemp hit his major league-best 12th home run in the first for the Dodgers, who began a six-game road trip following a three-game sweep of National League East-leading Washington.

Nicasio (2-0) allowed two runs and nine hits in six innings and became the first Rockies pitcher to go more than five innings since he went 6 2/3 at Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Nicasio allowed a pair of singles to open the seventh. Esmil Rogers relieved and walked Mark Ellis to load the bases before striking out Kemp. Rex Brothers entered and struck out Andre Ethier, and Edgmer Escalona came on and got Juan Rivera to pop out.

Los Angeles' Aaron Harang (1-2) allowed five runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Gonzalez's run-scoring single tied it 1-1 in the fourth before Tulowitzki put Colorado ahead for good. Hernandez capped the inning with a sacrifice fly.

After Juan Uribe's RBI single in the sixth brought Los Angeles to within 4-2, Hernandez drove in Gonzalez with a double in the bottom half and Gonzalez added an RBI single in the seventh.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Kemp went 1-for-3 with a walk and finished April with a .major league-best 417 batting average, the highest by a Dodger since Ron Cey hit .425 in 1977. ... Nicasio improved to 6-1 in 10 career starts at Coors Field. ... The Rockies were 6-3 against the Dodgers at home in 2011.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Colorado
Aaron Harang Player Juan Nicasio
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 9
7.94 ERA 3.00
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Colorado
Jerry Hairston Jr. Player Carlos Gonzalez
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
1 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 9 1 13 .257 19 9 2 4 0 0
Colorado 10 0 14 .312 14 6 6 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Rockies have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .714 after a loss.