Colorado Rockies top moments tournament: Rocktober streak (part 2)
In the bottom of the fourth, Cory Sullivan led off the inning with a double. Two batters later, Matt Holliday singled to center to score Sullivan and to make it a 1-0 Rockies lead.
Between then and the bottom of the sixth inning, there were two walks and a double scattered for both teams. However, in the bottom of the sixth, Sullivan did the same exact thing as he did in the fourth: lead the inning off with a a double. Billingsley did not want to be burned by Matt Holliday two batters after Sullivan so he intentionally walked him. He would be Billingsley’s last batter, though, as he would be replaced by left-handed reliever Mark Hendrickson and he would face Todd Helton. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Helton lashed a single into right field for a RBI that scored Sullivan to make it 2-0.
In the top of the seventh inning, Jeff Francis was still on the mound for the Rockies. Two batters into the inning, Olmedo Saenz, who was pinch-hitting for Rafael Furcal, hit a solo home run to cut the Rockies lead in half. After Juan Pierre struck out after Saenz’s home run, Francis was replaced by right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins. He gave up a double to Matt Kemp but Hawkins shut the Dodgers down to end the inning.