Colorado Rockies top 32 moments: Rocktober streak (part 6)
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The Padres brought in right-hander Justin Germano in the top of the eighth inning and he had a rocky start to his appearance. He walked Brad Hawpe on six pitches to lead off the frame and he followed by hitting Ryan Spilborghs on an 0-2 pitch. Two batters later, Joe Koshansky hit a high fly ball to center field with two outs. However, center fielder Mike Cameron dropped the ball. Both Hawpe and Tulowitzki scored to make it a 6-2 Rockies game.
Rockies closer Manny Corpas came on in the bottom of the ninth inning with the same score and he would retire the side on 14 pitches to seal the Rockies victory.
With the win, the Rockies would pull within 2 1/2 games of the Padres for second place in the National League West and, more importantly, the National League Wild Card spot.
The win was also their seventh straight and it would improve their record to 83-72.
Since Rockies starter Mark Redman did not go at least five inning, Rockies reliever Ryan Speier got the win in the game and Padres starter Jack Cassel was saddled with the loss.
After the Rockies bullpen came in, they only allowed one hit and one walk in 4 2/3 innings of work.
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