Final score: 5-0, Dodgers
Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers started a long home stand with a series against the Colorado Rockies. Newest Dodger, Bud Norris got the start in place of Clayton Kershaw. Norris was sharp pitching six shutout frames while only allowing two hits, one walk and one hit by pitch. He also struck out eight Rockies batters. Norris left the game, leading 1-0.
The bullpen came in to pitch after six innings and with a one run lead they did just that. Adam Liberatore, Luis Coleman Joe Blanton and Pedro Baez held down the fort while only allowing one hit off Blanton. The Dodgers went on to score four more insurance runs and Norris got the victory in his Dodgers debut.
The offense started out a little slow against Rockies’ Jorge De La Rosa who was on his game Friday night. The only time they got to him was a single from Adrian Gonzalez that brought in Chase Utley. De La Rosa also balked in Howie Kendrick in the 7th inning to seal his fate.
Adrian Gonzalez 2 (37)
Howie Kendrick 1 (15)
Scott Van Slyke 1 (6)
Starting a home stand with a shutout was a good way to start the series for the inconsistent Dodgers. Norris looked awesome and had a very strong first start for L.A. Corey Seager, Gonzalez and Kendrick had two hits each.
Yasiel Puig left the game with a shoulder injury after being thrown out at home and was removed for Will Venable. It’s not yet known the extent of his injury.
Scott Kazmir will start against Chad Bettis Saturday with the Dodgers looking to take the series.
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