Position: 1st NL West
Games Back: --
Magic Number: 135
Greetings from the other side of the blog, this is Andrew, here to inform you of any other news that Brian fails to tell you.
It's roughly 9:00 PM right now, and the Purple Glove has failed. The Rockies drop a 4-3 lead to the Braves and lose 4-5. Ray King is charged with the Loss, Scott Dohmann with the blown save, and stunningly, Chris Reitsma earns a save! Buy a lotto ticket, folks, and avoid airlines, because this is a goddamn once-in-a-lifetime!
The Rockies' lack of offensive production wasn't OVERLY apparent tonight, as Brad Hawpe sent one yard and Matt Holliday 2. However, Luis Gonzalez and Jamey Carrol left a combined 9 on base.
Cook pitched a notworthy 6 2/3, giving up 3R and then Scotty Dohce let in the tying run. Cook finished the game with 4ER, 3K, and 3BB.
The Braves didn't even pitch that well. Sosa gave up 4ER in 6IP, leaving the Bullpen to pick up the win. Their bullpen apparently was enough to keep the Rox at bay. Weird.
There is good news, however.
Helton's eligible to return on Friday, he started his rehab assignment in CSprings tonight. Rockies 1B prospect Ryan Shealy sent one yard in his first at bat down in CSprings.
And the Rockies are coming back home. Is that really good news? Colorado is 10-5 on the road, and only 5-7 at home. And in those 12 games, they've only managed to put up 4 runs or less in 7 of them. Not to mention the fact that the Red Hot (hurrrr) Reds are coming in with an NL best 19-8 record. Oh, and they're 9-4 on the road.
Our boys have their work cut out for them. But if Hawpe, Atkins, and Holliday can continue with their hot bats and Helton comes back raging, I think we have a good chance at winning a few.