Redman + Dodgers = 10-run inning
LA bangs out six hits in first, the last being Kemp's grand slam
LOS ANGELES -- The Rockies gave Mark Redman a two-run lead going into the bottom of the first inning Saturday. But Redman endured one of the worst innings imaginable, giving up 10 runs to the Dodgers.
Redman gave up six hits, the last a grand slam to Matt Kemp, the 12th of 13 batters he faced in the 45-pitch frame. He also walked three, including Andruw Jones with the bases loaded. Blake DeWitt added a two-run single. Dodgers pitcher Brad Penny, who had given up a two-run homer to Garrett Atkins in the top of the first, singled in a run and Rafael Furcal added an RBI double.
Redman also threw a wild pitch and hit Juan Pierre just before Kemp's slam.
The last time the Dodgers scored 10 runs in an inning was on May 6, 2005, when they did it in the first inning at Cincinnati. Furcal grounded to short to start the inning. Pierre singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and stole third before scoring on Kemp's sacrifice fly. Then the inning unraveled.
The Rockies were looking for a strong start, after Ubaldo Jimenez lasted just 2 1/3 innings and gave up six runs Friday night. The Rockies came back to tie in the bottom of the ninth but lost, 8-7, in 13 innings.
Redman didn't give the Rockies what they wanted.
Redman stayed in the game, which gave him opportunity to mitigate damage to some degree. He had a lot of mitigating to do. His ERA went from a not-so-stingy 5.23 at the start of the game to 9.14 by the time the first inning ended.
Redman allowed the most runs ever in one inning for the Rockies. It's also the 15th time a Rockies pitcher has given up 10 or more runs in a game.
To date, Shawn Chacon has given up the most runs by a Rockies pitcher in a game: 12 earned runs against the Royals in Game 1 of a doubleheader on July 7, 2003, in Denver.
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.