Colorado Rockies (25-20) At Los Angeles Dodgers (25-20) 

Colorado Rockies (25-20) At Los Angeles Dodgers (25-20)

Brad Penny will try to keep the Los Angeles Dodgers rolling tonight when they resume a three-game NL West series against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium.

Penny will make his 10th start of the season and has won his last two starts, including a May 17 outing versus the Rockies. Penny limited the Rockies to a run and six hits over six innings.

The hard-throwing right-hander has faced the Rockies 11 times through the course of his career, and owns a 6-2 mark against them with a 2.69 earned run average in 70 1/3 innings.

He is 4-1 with a 2.53 earned run average this season.

In Monday's series opener Jae Seo threw seven solid innings, as Los Angeles won its fifth straight contest by a 6-1 score. Seo gave up six hits and one unearned run, while J.D. Drew knocked in two runs in the victory -- LA's 13th in its last 16 games.

The Dodgers are now tied with Colorado for second place in the NL West, just a half game behind the Arizona Diamondbacks. LA, which is 4-0 on the six-game homestand, has a 14-10 record as the host this season.

Colorado had its three-game winning streak halted in last night's loss. Starting pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim surrendered six hits and three runs -- one earned -- in six frames for the loss.

Matt Holliday drove in the only run for the Rockies, who opened their nine- game road swing on a losing note and fell to 12-10 on the road in 2006. Second baseman Jamey Carroll sprained his right ankle in the first inning after reaching safely on an error and was pinch-hit for in the third. He is questionable for Tuesday's contest.

Right-hander Jason Jennings will try to put the brakes on a personal two-game losing streak this evening in the middle contest for Colorado.

Jennings is only 1-4 in his past five outings and was handed the loss in his last appearance on May 17 against Los Angeles. He allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks with four K's over 6 2/3 innings versus the Dodgers.

The Baylor product has pitched 14 times against Los Angeles and owns a 5-5 record with two complete games and a 3.35 ERA in 94 innings.

Los Angeles took two of three games at Colorado from May 15-17 this season. Colorado won the 2005 series 11-8 after LA won the '04 series by the same margin. The Dodgers also went 12-7 against the Rockies in 2003.

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Comment that was a good preview

Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:53 pm MST by jr

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