Rockies Make it 11 Straight Victories: Rockies 7, Mariners 1

This one does in fact go to eleven! The Rockies swept their third consecutive series and won their eleventh game in a row overall with a 7-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners (30-33). The win moved the Rockies (31-32) within one game of .500 and maintained their place 3.5 games back in the wildcard standings.


National League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
San Francisco 34 28 .548 0 Won 3
Milwaukee 34 29 .539 0.5 Lost 2
New York 32 29 .524 1.5 Lost 1
Cincinnati 31 31 .500 3 Lost 4
Chicago 30 30 .500 3 Won 1
Florida 32 33 .492 3.5 Won 3
Colorado 31 32 .492 3.5 Won 11
Atlanta 30 32 .483 4 Lost 2
Pittsburgh 30 33 .476 4.5 Won 2
Houston 29 32 .475 4.5 Won 2
San Diego 28 34 .451 6 Lost 3
Arizona 27 37 .421 8 Lost 2
Washington 16 45 .262 17.5 Lost 3

(updated 6.14.2009 at 5:01 PM MDT)


Box Score

The Rockies were helped in a big way by an excellent pitching performance by Jason Hammel (5.1 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 6 K), who improved his record to 4-3 and his ERA to 4.10. Also producing in a big way for the Rockies were Todd Helton (3-4, R, RBI), Chris Iannetta (1-4, R, 3 RBI on a fifth-inning bases-clearing double), and yes, even Garrett Atkins (3-4, batting average up to .204!).

After the Rockies' 5-run fifth (delivering cheap tacos!), the game was pretty much in hand, but there was a little drama provided by a rain/tornado delay. For all intents and purposes though, the game was over when the rain came down.

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via www.fangraphs.com

Where do the Rockies go from here? Well, first of all they'll enjoy a well-deserved off-day (their first in 17 days!), and then they'll host the Tampa Bay Rays for a three-game set--looking to see the plus side of .500 if the Rockies can keep the hot streak going. Two weeks ago I certainly didn't think I'd be writing that!


31 - 32

10.5

Won 11

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