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Dodgers Try to Turn Around Rocky Start Against Colorado

Jamey Carroll played with the Rockies in 2006 and 2007
Jamey Carroll played with the Rockies in 2006 and 2007

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3 game series vs Rockies @ Dodger Stadium

Colorado Rockies
@ Los Angeles Dodgers

Friday, May 7, 2010, 7:10 PM PDT
Dodger Stadium

Esmil Rogers vs Hiroki Kuroda

Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.


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Sat 05/08 7:10 PM PDT
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After six straight series wins at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers finally dropped a set at home, losing two of three games to the Brewers.  Tonight, they put a new streak to the test as the Rockies come to town.  The Dodgers have won seven straight series against the Rockies:

Dodgers Recent Success Over Rockies
Year Date Result   Comments
2008 Sep 12-14 won 2 of 3 at Coors
2009 Apr 17-19 sweep at home   completed a 6-0 homestand
2009 Apr 24-26 won 2 of 3 at Coors   included the Ramon Troncoso 4-inning save
2009 May 25-27 sweep at Coors   the final Hurdle
2009 Jun 29 - Jul 1 won 2 of 3 at home   final games without Manny
2009 Aug 25-27 won 2 of 3 at Coors   Rox cut lead to 2 before Dodgers won last two
2009 Oct 2-4 won 2 of 3 at home   clinched division on True Blue LA Night

Looking back to last season, the Dodgers won their division largely on the strength of their play within the National League West.  They had a 46-26 record against the west, including 14-4 against Colorado.  So far this season, they have played two series against the division, and won them both.

Hiroki Kuroda gets the call for the Dodgers, looking for his fifth quality start in six attempts.  He has just four unintentional walks in 34 2/3 innings this season, and three wins.  Esmil Rogers is making his third major league start for the Rockies.

Tonight is 60's Night at Dodger Stadium, and "The Tokens" will sing the national anthem.  They are famous for the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a song which always reminds me of this movie scene:

Xeifrank's simulation of today's game is here.

Game Time: 7:10pm

TV: Prime Ticket

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