Never, ever go to sleep on these Rockies. On a night that seemed primed for a letdown, the Rockies came off the deck in the ninth inning, off perhaps the best closer in the National League, to win 4-1 against the Padres in San Diego. After completing a 10-game home stand in which the Rockies went 9-1, the Rockies were going on the road to face a hot San Diego team, winners of their last five series. It would have been easy for the Rockies to have a lapse in focus. In the early part of the game, it seemed like it might be just that. Jorge De La Rosa came out and loaded the bases in the first inning, then walked in the Padres first run. He was able to wiggle out of the situation and limit the damage to just the one run. It looked, however, like De La Rosa may be in for a bad night. Inst ...
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