Rockies Break Matt Kemp, Clinch Another Series Victory in 8-4 Win

Immovable object, you win this round!

For all of 2012's myriad disappointments, Colorado's play against the Dodgers hasn't been one of them. With the 8-4 victory tonight the Rockies are 8-6 this season against LA, which if it holds up would be their first winning record against the Dodgers since 2007.

The big story in this game came in the bottom of the first inning, when Josh Rutledge's long drive to center drove LA superstar Matt Kemp into the fence at top speed. After a lengthy delay with the training staff, Kemp stayed in the game. Of course, the very next play was a shallow fly to center that Kemp charged hard and dove for (unsuccessfully), after which he left the game.

Those were just 2 of the 14 hits that the Rockies got on the night -- 7 of which were for extra bases. Wilin Rosario was the headliner, getting 3 hits (including his 22nd homer) and 3 RBI. He was hardly alone though, as Andrew Brown, Rutledge, Jordan Pacheco, and Charlie Blackmon also had at least an extra base hit and two knocks.

A major league record was tied in today's game, though it's pretty tame as far as major league records go. DJ LeMahieu tied the ML record for most assists by a 2nd baseman with 12. Of course, that sort of a record requires a lot of groundballs, and Tyler Chatwood and Co. succeeded on that front. The Rockies had a 14:6 GB/FB ratio and struck out 6 while walking 4.


53 - 75

18.5

Won 2

34


The Rockies go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon as Joe Blanton goes against Drew Pomeranz.

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