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Colorado Rockies Plot Return to Respectability under Jim Tracy

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

On Friday night in St. Louis, the Colorado Rockies faced a difficult task. They were playing Albert Pujols and the second-place Cardinals. To top it off, Colorado was sending struggling lefty Jorge De La Rosa to the mound to start a four-game series.

The preview for the game did not look good for the Rockies, but as the saying goes, that is why they play the game.

Behind De La Rosa's sterling effort, and a team-record nine-run seventh inning, the Rockies destroyed the Cardinals 11-4. For his part, De La Rosa pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up three earned runs while striking out seven and walking only two. The big inning was highlighted by an 11-pitch at-bat that ended in a walk to Dexter Fowler, and a ba...

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