Dodgers 17, Rockies 11 (top of the 8th)

2 HR’s, 9 RBI’s for LA’s James Loney this afternoon at Pete Coors Field. Don’t tell Clint Hurdle’s G-d, but I think the humidor is broken.

Neither a 3 1/2 hour rain delay, nor the Pirate bats were much match for Houston’s Roy Oswalt earlier today. The Astros’ ace whiffed 6 over 7 shutout innings, as Houston won its 9 consecutive, 3-0. St. Louis’ lead in the NL Central is now down to a mere half game, with the Cards sending Jason Marquis (14-15, an era somewhere between 5.79 and 30.00) to the hill against Milwaukee in about 90 minutes.