The Colorado Rockies poured some water on the smoldering hot Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night at Coors Field in Denver. The 7-5 victory for the Rockies handed the Dodgers only their ninth loss since the All-Star break. In addition, Colorado halted the club’s plans to bring out the brooms and sweep the Rockies on the road.
Lefty ace Jorge De La Rosa was feeling good from the start, taking the the mound for Colorado. His performance, along with some vitally important offense from the Rockies at the plate, allowed him to improve his overall 2013 MLB season record to 16-6 with a 3.31 ERA. Jorge’s 16 wins are a NL-best this season, and that number ties his career-high set back in the 2009 playoff season for the Rockies.
Even more remarkable than that is the 35-12 career record he has posted at the hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Todd Helton continues to make baseball history seemingly every time he plays. The Toddfather homered on Wednesday night to give him hit number 2,501 in his Hall-of-Fame career, and the golf shot to right field ties him with Lance Berkman for 75th on the all-time home run list.
Not only do the Rockies have De La Rosa with his NL-best 16 wins this season, they have the current NL batting leader in Michael Cuddyer, hitting.331 after a very good night at the plate.
Well, the Rockies halted the Dodgers as they avoided the sweep. They are currently 66-75 in the 2013 season, and have a great chance to spoil the party for some clubs down the stretch, as well as make a run at the .500 mark.