Sunday, August 23, 2009


It wasn't a pretty game. Rockies starter Jorge de la Rosa gave up 6 runs in the first 4 innings, but a 7-run 6th inning put the Rockies on top. Then Rockies relievers gave up another 5 runs in the last two innings, forcing Jim Tracy to bring in his closer to finish what had been an 8-run lead for the Rockies.

Nonetheless, we'll take the win, keeping the Rockies in the Wild Card spot. The next week is likely to be a tough one for the Rockies. They have two more games against the Giants here in Denver, including today's game against boy-wonder Lincecum, then they play 3 against the Dodgers, then go on the road to SF for 3 more against the Giants. The Rockies took a big loss Friday when starter Aaron Cook left the game injured. The Rockies do not have on off day until September 17th; their first day off in a full month. This means someone will have to step up out of the bullpen. If Adam Eaton can return to form, he is probably their best bet.

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