The Rockies not only completed a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks today with an 8-2 win, they have won 5 in a row, and 6 of their last 7. They go into a three-game series with the Dodgers tomorrow only a game behind them.
It was a beautiful day for a game today, although the heat built up as the afternoon went on. Jason Hammel pitched a fine game, going 5.1 innings and giving up only 7 hits and 2 runs with 8 strikeouts. The bullpen did a great job getting out of his 6th inning, bases-loaded mess with Daley and Flores each getting an out and not allowing a hit. The Rockies were only up by a run at that point, it could have been disastrous.
The excitement at the plate was three homers in a row in the 7th inning from Smith, Gonzalez and Spilborghs. The lack of power at the plate had been disturbing for the team, but they now appear to be firing on all cylinders. The crowd for a weekday game was quite good, over 28,000 very vocal fans. It was a great game.