Kuroda in his career against Colorado has given up 26 runs (23 earned) in 27 1/3 innings in five starts, allowing 55 baserunners against only 13 strikeouts.
Scott Elbert made his 2010 Dodger debut, entering the game down 5-0 with a pair of runners on base in the fifth inning. If there was ever a situation to simply throw strikes, this was it, but Elbert walked three of the six batters he faced, doing nothing to dispel Phil's "Wild Ass Lefty" nickname for him.
Justin Miller made his Dodger debut, and retired all four batters he faced.
In other news, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com delivers the rehabilitation news from Rick Honeycutt. On Vicente Padilla:
"He didn't like his command, the sinker wasn't real good, but he threw breaking balls and splits," pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. "He'll take two days off, throw a bullpen at home and we'll look at a rehab start at San Bernardino Thursday. He'll probably need three of those."
On George Sherrill:
Honeycutt indicated Sherrill will likely have a four-appearance Minor League rehab assignment -- twice with Class A Inland Empire, twice with Albuquerque
Andre Ethier had one hit, one sacrifice fly, was hit by a pitch, and scored three runs in his final rehabilitation game with Albuquerque. Ethier is expected to be activated for Monday's game at Dodger Stadium against Arizona.
WP - Aaron Cook (2-3): 6 1/3 IP, 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, 1 strikeout
LP - Hiroki Kuroda (5-3): 4 IP, 10 hits, 7 runs (5 earned), 1 walk, 1 strikeout