The Colorado Rockies have quietly leaped from last in the NL West to 3rd by winning 10 consecutive games. Along the way, they did some remarkable things, including a sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis. In addition, they are now 12 -4 under new manager Jim Tracy.
Jason Marquis pitched very well tonight and would have had the win had Manny Corpas not blown the save in the 8th. In the strange world of baseball stats, Corpas ends up with the win as the Rockies broke the tie in the bottom of that inning. Huston Street pulled off another save in the 9th.
This was not the Rockies at their best, but a win is a win, and well-needed. By the way, the team in second place in their division is San Fransisco. The Rockies are only a few games behind them. The Dodgers are the runaway leaders in the division, so the Rockies most likely hope for post-season would be as the wild card. What team is the wild card right now?
San Fransisco. However, it's a long season ahead to hope that the Rockies continue their incredible run. But I will be watching. The game was delayed 42 minutes due to a sudden thunderstorm that passed through. Announced attendance of 31,000 seemed quite high compared to those at the park.