Today’s First Pitch: Rox Wake Up, Iannetta Clutch, Team Stays Perfect


Rockies Bats Wake Up
While it wasn’t an offensive outburst, the Rockies bats definitely woke up from their slumber Monday night. The team was good for two runs on five hits, and while it wasn’t a double-digit hit explosion, it certainly was a sign of life for the team. That should continue the rest of this series as the Rockies face Mike Pelfrey and Jon Niese, two pitchers who do not have ERAs lower than 4, and two pitchers who the Rockies faced and beat earlier this year.

Chris Iannetta for Monday’s MVP
Catcher Chris Iannetta continued his hot streak Monday, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a home run, and one RBI. Iannetta has now homered in each of the past three Rockies wins, and continues to swing a hot bat and show incredible patience at the plate. Iannetta also threw out a potential game-tying run in the ninth inning. He has thrown out 35% of would-be base stealers this season, one of the top numbers in the majors.

Rockies Stay Perfect
With the win over the Mets on Monday, the Rockies improved to 5-0 against the New York Mets on the season. They’ll go for 6-0 tonight, and 7-2 against the NL East overall in 2011. They lost two of three to the Marlins last month, face the Phillies in a week, and Atlanta in July.