In Colorado...

creditWild game still being played between the Dodgers and Rockies. Colorado scored three in the first to knock out Brad Penny. Chad Billingsley came on and gave up eight runs in a couple of innings. In the meantime, rookie James Loney stroked a grand slam for the Dodgers in the second inning and followed with a two-run double in the next inning. After five innings, the score was 10-10 and the Dodgers were on their fifth pitcher. Going into the ninth, the Dodgers lead 19-11. Loney, playing for Nomar, has nine RBIs — breaking Ron Cey's Los Angeles record and tying Gil Hodges for the franchise record. Naturally, Home Run Anderson went deep again too.

Blog madness: Game day thread has over 1,000 comments at Dodger Thoughts — and the game's not over yet.

3:45 pm update: Final 19-11. Winning pitcher Mark (The Vulture) Hendrickson, loser Ray King. The Padres and Phillies play tonight.

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