It was quite a night for baseball at Coors Field with Jon Lester pitching for the Red Sox and Chacin pitching for the Rockies. It was a very tight game with no score until the 5th when the Rox pulled in a run off of Todd Helton, with Nelson getting scoring after his first major-league hit.
Chacin pitched himself out of a bases-loaded mess in the 3rd then turned around to pitch well into the 7th. Lefty reliever Joe Beimel came in to a bases-loaded situation in the 7th but got David Ortiz to ground out. Rockies scored a second run late in the game for 2-1 victory over one of the hottest teams in baseball. Lester pitched well but took the loss giving up an earned run in 6 innings of pitching.
It was a gorgeous night to be at a game, and a great game it was, in front of 48,000 fans, many of them Red Sox fans.
Tomorrow night I'll be at a pitching match for the ages, Boston ace John Lackey, versus the best pitcher in the NL, Ubaldo Jimenez. I can't wait!