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Dodgers hope to bounce bounce back vs. Rockies

Jul 23, 2008 - 12:05 PM LA Dodgers (49-51) at Colorado (44-58) 3:05 pm EDT

DENVER (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers' offense has struggled to maintain consistency at the plate this season - a trend that is hindering their ability to take over first place in the National League West.

The Dodgers attempt to bounce back from a poor offensive performance on Wednesday when they conclude a three-game set with the Colorado Rockies.

Los Angeles, which entered the All-Star break with 390 runs scored, had been held to three runs or less in 46 of its 95 games leading up to the "Midsummer Classic," going 8-38 in those outings.

Those offensive woes appeared to be subsiding somewhat as the Dodgers posted 32 runs in winning three of their first four games out of the break, but their inconsistency returned Tuesday when Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez tossed his first career complete game in a 10-1 Rockies' win.

However, a repeat poor offensive performance appears unlikely if history holds when Colorado's Glendon Rusch (3-3, 5.79 ERA) takes the mound in the series finale.

The journeyman lefthander is 0-5 with a 14.21 ERA in five starts and five relief outings against the Dodgers, although he was much more successful in Friday's 5-2 win over Pittsburgh, allowing two runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Los Angeles will counter with Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 3.79), who will be aiming to rebound from a rare poor start. The righthander, who has not suffered a loss since June 12, did not receive a decision despite surrendering six runs - five earned - and eight hits over just two frames when the Dodgers rallied for an 8-7 win over Arizona on Friday.






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    Dodgers 3, Rockies 5  FinalJul 24 12:17 AM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    LA DODGERS 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 0
    COLORADO 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 x 5 11 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: LOS - HIROKI KURODA, CHAN HO PARK (7TH) AND DANNY ARDOIN, RUSSELL
    MARTIN (7TH)
    COL - GLENDON RUSCH, JASON GRILLI (6TH), MANNY CORPAS
    (7TH), TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ (8TH),

    Jul 23 6:02 PM
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    Dodgers 3, Rockies 5  Bot 6, 0 OutsJul 23 5:02 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ANDRUW JONES SCORED JAMES LONEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A JONES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 3
    COLORADO 5 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: A LAROCHE (.226, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Dodgers 3, Rockies 5  Top 4, 0 OutsJul 23 4:19 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY IAN STEWART SCORED BRAD HAWPE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, I STEWART ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 2
    COLORADO 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T TULOWITZKI (.199, 0-FOR-1)

    Dodgers 2, Rockies 5  Bot 3, 0 OutsJul 23 4:05 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRAD HAWPE SCORED MATT HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B HAWPE ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 2
    COLORADO 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.302, 0-FOR-1, RBI)

    Dodgers 2, Rockies 4  Bot 3, 0 OutsJul 23 4:02 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MATT HOLLIDAY SCORED JEFF BAKER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M HOLLIDAY ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 2
    COLORADO 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.266, 0-FOR-1)

    Dodgers 2, Rockies 3  Bot 3, 0 OutsJul 23 3:57 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DANNY ARDOIN SCORED ANDY LAROCHE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D ARDOIN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 2
    COLORADO 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: H KURODA (.067, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Dodgers 2, Rockies 2  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 23 3:34 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ANDY LAROCHE SCORED JEFF KENT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A LAROCHE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 1
    COLORADO 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: D ARDOIN (.211, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Dodgers 1, Rockies 2  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 23 3:33 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED JEFF BAKER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G ATKINS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 0
    COLORADO 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: I STEWART (.292, 4 HR, 15 RBI)

    Dodgers 0, Rockies 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 23 3:22 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT HOLLIDAY SCORED SCOTT PODSEDNIK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M HOLLIDAY ON FIRST, J BAKER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 0
    COLORADO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.267, 16 HR, 47 RBI)

    Dodgers 0, Rockies 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 23 3:18 PM