It was the new faces making noise for the Dodgers on Friday night as the Blue Crew pounded Jamie Moyer and the Colorado Rockies, 7-3.
Mark Ellis led the way with a home run, a double and three RBI on the night. The three runs boosted his season total to seven. It was Ellis’ first-inning home run (his first of the season) that put the Dodgers ahead early on and set the tone for the rest of the game.
Andre Ethier served as a solid complement to Ellis’ prowess, pounding a solo home run of his own (his seventh of the season) to increase the Dodgers’ lead to 6-1 in the seventh inning. Ethier also singled in a run in the fifth inning.
On the mound, Chris Capuano continued his stellar 2012 campaign, striking out just three, but allowing only one earned run over his seven innings. The victory was Capuano’s fifth of the season and his ERA now sits at a surprising (to say the absolute least) 2.06.
One Up: Mark Ellis, 2B: 2-for-3, 2 R HR, 2B, BB
Mark Ellis showed his worth on Friday, pounding Jamie Moyer’s incoming pitches with regularity. As Kemp struggled to take part in the Dodgers’ onslaught of runs, Ellis thrived in the lineup spot ahead of him.
One Down: Dee Gordon, SS: 0-for-5, 3 K
The Dodgers’ leadoff batter is hitting .218. Need I say more?
W: Chris Capuano (5-0)
L: Jamie Moyer (1-3)