Dodgers hit skids against Rockies

Los Angeles' loss to Colorado stuns a team close to finding its stride

Updated: August 29, 2010, 4:47 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

DENVER -- The Los Angeles Dodgers' late-season march back to playoff contention was interrupted Saturday night -- briefly, or perhaps not -- by a sudden jolt of reality. It came in the form of a 5-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies before 45,322 at Coors Field, a game that drove home a rather sobering point.

When you dig as big a hole for yourselves as the Dodgers have this season, late-season comeback bids are fragile, whistling-past-the-graveyard kind of endeavors, always one poor pitching ...

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