The Rockies got a badly needed win tonight against the Mets, winning 8-3 and breaking a 5-game losing streak that had them tied with the Giants for the wild card. With the Giants losing, they regain the WC slot.
De la Rosa threw a lot of balls, and gave up 2 runs in the first, but held it together well enough to go 6 innings and give up only those two runs.
Gonzalez and Helton batted homers to give the Rox a big lead. The Rockies also got two runs forced in with bases-loaded walks in separate innings, including Jason Giambi's first at-bat as a Rockie.
Two more games against the Metropolitans.