LOS ANGELES — The Colorado Rockies ended their 11-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, thanks to a guy they've always relied on to come through in clutch situations. Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and Colorado sloshed its way to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night following a rare rain delay at Chavez Ravine.
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Jay Gonzalez finally stood still long enough for me to get a good shot of him. As the person who brings speed to the top of the Shorebird lineup, Jay has made a nice transition from Aberdeen to Delmarva.
If Jordan Schafer gets on base, he's going to try to run. The speedy outfielder the Twins acquired from Atlanta on Aug. 3 isn't afraid to try and steal bases. When he does, he's pretty successful at it. Schafer has stolen six bases in six attempts since joining Minnesota's offense, and he's been safe in 81 percent of his attempts during five major league seasons.