Based on tonights beating by former Rockie Matt Holliday, as well as any and all past Rockies when they get a chance to play us, this weekends game against the Giants should include Marco Scutaro hitting .775 with 3 HR’s and 5 triples.
The game only became interesting for Rockies fans in the sixth, what few Rockies fans there were among the sea of Cardinal Red. Andrew Brown led off the inning with a double, scored on a Pacheco double, and then Jordan scored on a Colvin Triple, his second of the night. The next batter was Ramon Hernandez, who doubled, and just like that the Rockies were up 4-3 and not done yet. With two outs EYj hit a double off the center-field wall, scoring Hernandez. It was then that a mistake by Rich Dauer ended the rally cold at the third-base bag.
EYj tried to stretch his double into a triple, and possibly could have made it if he was signaled to slide by Dauer. Freese pretended that there wasn’t going to be a play, and EYj, with his back to the ball, had no idea there was a perfect relay until it was too late. He was tagged out standing up, instead of trying to slide, and he seemed upset with Dauer for not signaling a slide.
Holliday erased any memory of the Rockies four-run sixth inning with one swing of the bat, getting all of a Matt Belisle pitch to rack up his second home run of the night and just like that the Rockies all-too-brief lead was a very distant memory.
A rain delay of 1-hour, 26-minues after the seventh sent the bulk of Rockies fans home and once play resumed the very vocal Cardinal Fans cheered as the Cards tacked on three more runs.
Josh Rutledge, one of the VERY few bright spots, did send a solo-shot over the left-center field wall, but it was too little, too late and the Rockies extended their losing streak to five.