Tuesday’s First Pitch

By Editorial Staff

San Francisco        4   10   1
Colorado                  7   10   0

Couldn’t you just stare at that box score forever?

The Rockies exacted a bit of revenge on the Giants last night 7-4, thanks to a number of people. Things were looking down for the Rockies after a Clayton Mortenson wild pitch allowed Miguel Tejada to score from third, giving the Giants a 1-0 lead. With Tim Lincecum on the mound, and Mortenson pitching the way he has, runs and hits were going to be at a premium.

In true Lee Corso style… not so fast, my friend.

With the bases loaded, Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run single to give the Rockies a 2-1 lead. Mortenson then gave up a home run to Andres Torres, his first of the year. With the score tied 2-2, Nate Schierholtz blasted a two-run shot into right field to give the Giants a 4-2 lead. Seth Smith connected for a solo shot off of Lincecum to pull the Rockies to within 1.

Then Little Pony came up to bat.

To break a streak of 12 straight solo home runs, Carlos Gonzalez sent a bullet into the fountains in straightaway center field to give the Rockies a 7-4 lead they would not relinquish.

Has that ball come out of orbit yet?

Mortenson earned his first big-league win wince 2009, the Rockies chased The Freak after 5 2/3, and the team pulled to within a half-game of the defending World Champs.

All in all, a good day for the Rockies.

This could be a turning point for the Rockies this month. Even though it’s only their fourth win this month, this game alone could give them enough momentum to close out this series on a high note, and continue playing strong in the month of May.