The Rockies just capped off a 5-1 homestand against two of the best teams in the NL with a 10-5 win over the Dodgers. Apparently, Manny Ramirez decided that he was done playing for the Dodgers and got tossed after seeing one pitch as a pinch hitter. In unrelated news, Manny is on his way to the Chicago White Sox.
The hot homestand helped move the Rox to 4.5 games back in the Wild Card race, and 8 back in the division. The Rockies have a great opportunity to make up more ground in the Wild Card chase with a 3 game series in San Francisco. The Rox are 3 games behind the Giants in the Wild Card race, and a win in this series would be a huge boost for the Rockies’ confidence on the road.
The Rockies top four hitters in the lineup continued to carry this team throughout the homestand. EYJr and Dexter Fowler have continued to set the table, and CarGo and Tulo have come through with men on base. Let’s hope they can all keep it up on the road against San Francisco.