Beltin’ Helton at 2,499

The Toddfather propelled the Rockies to a 9-6 victory tonight with a pair of three-run homers. Helton needs just one more hit to reach 2,500. Corey Dickerson led the game off with a triple and scored on D.J. LeMahieu’s double. The Reds crawled back to a 2-1 lead when the Rox had a five-run rally in the fourth inning to chase Bronson Arroyo. After Helton’s second homer staked the Rox to a 9-3 lead in the bottom of the seventh, Matt Belisle took a seat to let Zero pitch another inning in the eighth.

Jeff Francis wobbled in the ninth inning giving up three runs before ending the game for a 9-6 final. The first hit was a pop up that fell in no man’s land. The second hit was apparently a foul ball down the right field line that was called fair. After Brandon Phillips drove in a couple of runs with a soft rolling grounder up the middle, he was supposedly out at second base on a wild pitch on a perfect throw by Rosario when Phillips slid right into the glove of Tulo. Finally, Francis got the last three outs including a sacrifice fly.

Colorado improved to 64-72 while pushing the Reds further back (3 1/2 games) of first place shared by St. Louis and Pittsburgh. Tomorrow the Rockies face former overall #2 pick Greg Reynolds (by the Rockies) for a chance to clinch another series.

The ROOT tv crew reported that CarGo flew to Fresno to play seven innings tonight and full games Saturday and Sunday. All goes as expected, he should be in the lineup Monday.

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Bill
Bill
7 years ago

I know some of you like Lopez but to me he sucks. He only pitches well when the Rocks are up or down five runs. Close games he stinks. Case in point tonight.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Greg Reynolds. Bahaha. Crying.

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

There is no shame in being humiliated by Greg Reynolds, the presumptive Cy Young winner.

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

and a really smart 1st round pick by a genius organization that screwed him up and dumped him to become Cy Young for someone else.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago

I was at Saturday night’s game and it was great to see and be part of the crowd giving Todd standing ovations all 4 times he came to the plate. Strong ovations, too, not half-assed mellow Rockies-fan versions. There was excitement and incitement in them, but (I believe) also respect, honor and thanks. His last two at-bats he struck out swinging out of his shoes, clearly wanting it over with in true Todd fashion 🙂

konaman
konaman
7 years ago

What are the odds the Toddfather comes back in a Giambino type role, minus the thong? Thoughts….

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago
Reply to  konaman

In a recent interview, Helton said he has no interest in becoming a pinch hitter. My guess is that he would decline a Giambi type role. He also said he is ready to spend more time with his family.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

Agreed that he wouldn’t like that role, and also, I would not want to see it. Time to go in a few weeks, old 17, from one of your biggest fans.

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