I think you can safely say that in regards to the Colorado Rockies, the other shoe has dropped. One day after Shelby Miller set down 27 in a row against them, Adam Wainwright threw a two-hit shutout against Colorado, pitching 7 1/3 hitless innings to start the game. Since topping out at 13-4 on April 20th, the Rockies are 6-13 as their schedule has gotten tougher. They've won just one of their last six series, and that was over the reeling Dodgers. Colorado gets a brief respite this week by taking on the Cubs, but then have ten straight against the Giants and Diamondbacks, the two teams ahead of them in the NL West standings. It's nice to see things righting themselves a bit.
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Game of the Night: Rays 8, Padres 7. Tampa Bay is finally at the .500 mark, and they did it in dramatic, gut-wrenching fashion. After a Chase Headley first inning homer gave San Diego a 2-0 lead, the Rays stormed back and scored six in the second against Burch Smith, making his major league debut. Tyson Ross relieved Smith and threw four scoreless innings to fan the flames, but the damage was done. But in the seventh, Jeremy Hellickson allowed a game-tying grand slam to Jesus Guzman, and Jaret Wright proceeded to walk in a run to give the Padres a 7-6 lead. In the ninth, with Huston Street on to close things out, things got hairy. Street got the first two outs without much trouble, then walked Ben Zobrist to bring up Evan Longoria. Longoria blasted a walkoff, two-run homer to give the Rays the win, and make Padres fans ill.no comments