Rockies Win Another Drama-Filled Game, Extend Wild Card Lead

Posted: 23rd September 2009 by David Martin in MLB
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A win is a win. Every win counts the same, but some are larger than others. This one was as big as it gets. The Colorado Rockies picked up their 86th win of the season, defeating the Padres 11-10 at Coors Field. The win, coupled with the Giants' loss in Arizona, gives the Rockies a five game lead in the National League Wild Card race. With 11 games to go, the Rockies should be able to smell the postseason. The Rockies' magic number now sits at seven, which could allow them to celebrate a postseason berth before the end of the home stand. The win, in typical Rockies fashion, did not come without drama. Entering the ninth inning with the lead at 11-6 Juan Rincon was unable to get his fastball across the plate, walking three batters. After getting only one out Franklin Morales was summo ...

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