National League Game Summary - Colorado at Los Angeles|
(Monday, August 6th)
Final Score: Colorado 2, Los Angeles 0
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Even after fanning seven over four
scoreless frames, Colorado manager Jim Tracy stuck to his 75 pitch-limit game
plan and removed Drew Pomeranz from the contest.
But the Rockie relievers picked up right where Pomeranz left off and helped
Colorado blank the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-0, in the opener of a three-game
Pomeranz threw 84 pitches, scattered three hits and walked three, Adam
Ottavino (3-1) allowed just a hit over three shutout frames, Matt Belisle gave
up a hit and a walk in a scoreless eighth and Rafael Betancourt fired a 1-2-3
ninth to notch his 18th save of the year.
"I was very pleased with the way we pitched throughout the game. Drew had
explosive velocity, I wish he could've gone further," said Tracy.
It was just Colorado's second shutout this season.
Eric Young Jr. had three hits and scored both runs for the Rockies, who had
lost 16 of their last 20 games coming in.
Chris Capuano (10-8) struck out six and was charged with two runs on nine hits
and a walk in seven innings for the Dodgers, who had their three-game winning
streak snapped. He's 3-7 over his last 13 starts since beginning the year 7-1.
The Rockies plated a run in the first and added another in the third for the
game's only runs. Young led off the contest with a single and moved to third
two batters later on Jordan Pacheco's base hit. He came home on Carlos
Gonzalez's sacrifice fly to left.
Three straight one-out singles by Young, Dexter Fowler and Pacheco in the
third gave Colorado a 2-0 lead.
The Dodgers' best opportunity to score came in the seventh following a
A.J. Ellis reached with one out after Matt McBride committed a fielding
error at first. Two batters later with two away, Shane Victorino lined one to
center. Dexter Fowler charged and appeared to make a sliding catch, but the
umpire ruled that the ball was trapped. Jim Tracy came out to argue and was
"I'm a tolerant guy, but there's a limit to everything," said Tracy. "I think
he caught the ball, what I saw from the dugout it was a catch."
"I caught it 100%, no doubt," Fowler said.
Mark Ellis lifted a long fly ball to left-center, but it was tracked down by
Gonzalez along the warning track, ending the frame.
It was the 10th time this season that Los Angeles has been shut out...The
Dodgers were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base,
while Colorado finished 1-for-5 with RISP and stranded eight.
08/07 02:25:47 ET