It took six innings on Tuesday night before the boo birds began perching themselves above the Dodger Stadium batters box.
After a 1-2-3 sixth inning induced in eight pitches by Josh Roenicke (4-0), voices of displeasure began raining down upon a team that managed to put up 16 consecutive zeroes on the scoreboard against a team that entered Tuesday with a Major League-worst 5.46 ERA.
Though Colorado surrendered a run on an eighth inning Mark Ellis RBI double, they held on for a 3-1 win and are on the verge of a series sweep after entering play this week 30 games under .500 and winners of only five games since the All-Star Break. After allowing 35 runs while getting swept in San Francisco last weekend, the Rockies have held Los Angeles to one run over 18 innings through two games and now lead the season series, six games to five.
"There was nothing about the effort or us wanting to or taking these guys lightly," manager Don Mattingly said. "I don't think any of that was part of wh...