Faced with a seven-run deficit in the ninth inning, the Colorado Rockies made it interesting — so much so that Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly needed to bring in his closer to finish them off.
Seth Smith’s second homer of the game snapped a ninth-inning tie as the Colorado Rockies held Cleveland hitless into the sixth, blew a lead, then beat the Indians 4-3 Tuesday night.
Clayton Mortensen clawed his way through six innings and then handed it over to the bullpen to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 3-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
Ty Wigginton’s soaring drive had game-tying homer written all over it. Center fielder Chris Young turned it into an all-important out for Arizona with a tremendous leaping grab at the wall.
Mike Pelfrey hit a tiebreaking two-run double and limited the Rockies to three solo homers, helping the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over Colorado on Tuesday night.
It was a pretty bold move by the Rockies in replacing former hitting coach Don Baylor, whor was very popular in the clubhouse. They wanted someone with a little more edge — enter Carney Lansford.