Baseball is a beautiful game.
I paced back in forth in my living room speaking out loud to a room full of people, repeating myself over and over again.
Just make one mistake. Just make one mistake.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha was magnificent on Tuesday night. The Rockies battled early and managed to grit out four singles but still, with his counterpart throwing the no-hitter through four, it was Wacha who felt unhittable.
But then in the bottom of the sixth inning, he finally made a mistake. He made a mistake, and Nolan Arenado did not miss it.
The Rockies third baseman blasted hist 15th home run of the season, tying the game and scoring Carlos Gonzalez who had singled.
Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven spectacular Coors Field innings, not giving up his first hit until the fifth inning and battling some poor BABIP luck as he was down with two runs on only three hits. To that point, the Rockies had six hits and no runs.
The Rockies plated another pair in the bottom of the seventh when Wilin Rosario hit a one-out single that was followed up by a huge, clutch, RBI DJ LeAllStargame double.
DJ LeMahieu -- who should be in the summer classic -- went 3-4 in the game bringing his season average (in JUNE!) to .350.
LeMahieu scored on a Gonzalez single after an intentional walk to Troy Tulowtizki, who appeared to look CarGo's way several times during the walk, perhaps even offering some words of ... let's go with encouragement. It was a beautiful left-on-left single from CarGo in a big spot, continuing his recent hot streak.
Boone Logan came on in the eighth for some reason and gave up a home run to a guy (Peter Borjous) who just now (I think) has more MLB home runs than I do. He was bailed out by Scott Oberg who has been quietly fantastic amidst some loud criticism.
John Axford worked around a two-out walk to secure his 11th save of the season. He remains perfect in that stat on the year.
De La Rosa tied Aaron Cook for most win in Rockies history.