Dodgers 2 Rockies 1

Went to my third game of the season. It was very close with a dramatic ninth inning finish.

Briefly, the Dodgers won 2-1.

However, the Dodgers sure made it exciting by leaving the bases loaded on two occasions after only cashing in one run on each time. In the end, the box score says the Dodgers left 10 on base!

Anyway, the Dodgers got to the top of the ninth and Brazoban came in to get the save. He promptly walked the first batter, Atkins!

Then Gonzalez came up as a pinch hitter. In a bizarre series of events, he lost the grip of the bat and it flew toward the mound not once, not twice but three times! On the third, he struck out while Atkins went for the steal of second base. The umpire ruled Gonzalez out on strikes and Atkins out due to interference. The crowd was buzzing and I could see some extra security guys go onto the field and some players were jawing at each other.

Mohr came up and was immediately hit by the first pitch and again the crowd roared and there was some yapping among the players at the apparent retaliation.

Greene came up and Brazoban uncorked a wild pitch allowing Mohr to advance to second. Eventually, Brazoban got Greene down to his last strike and finally induced a long fly-ball to left fielder Ledee thus notching his eight save of the season.

Dodgers win!