Let's hear it for Byung-Hyun Kim. Although he didn't figure in the decision, his 6 2/3 scoreless innings in Los Angeles last night won the game for the Rockies. Although it looked repeatedly as if his offense was going to let him down, Colorado just managed to produce the required runs (on doubles by Aaron Miles and Matt Holliday) and the bullpen did what it had to do. Isn't it a treat when your starting pitcher does most of the heavy lifting for you? With a road offense as poor as the Rockies', it's something we need to see more often.
Good game for Miles, though (two hits) and it almost goes without saying, Todd Helton. Once again, Colorado struck out more and walked less than its opponent. It's like a team specialty. Let's hope Aaron Cook can match or better Kim tonight and the Rockies can get out of L.A. with another rare road series victory.