For the second night in a row, the holier than thou Colorado Rockies have blown an eighth inning lead to the Philadelphia Phillies. Make that three games in a row where the bullpen has given up a seventh inning lead and we've got a trend. Something tells me that Matt Holliday has been praying to the wrong idol over the past few days and he'd better get back to Their Lord and Savior Jason Hirsh. Oh, he's hurt...they'd better resurrect him.
Anywho, Rockies' closer Manny Corpas blew his third save opportunity of the year when came into the ninth inning with a 6-5 lead. He gave up a single to So Taguchi, who then hustled his buns to third on Chase Utley's single; this let Utley advance to second on Rockies center fielder Willy Tavares terrible attempt to nail the eventual tying run at third. With one out, Corpas intentionally walked Ryan Howard to set up the double play but he forgot that the next hitter, Pat Burrell, is in his contract year. Burrell doubled to deep center field, past a diving Tavares, which cleared the bases. I guess RyHo hustled his buns from first to home, eh? Brad Lidge sent the Rockies home with a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth....crazy, right?
In other Rockies news, shortstop and sophomore slump-sation Troy Tulowitzki was benched for last night's game, which led to this GAWD-AWFUL headline. I actually obtained Mr. Tulowitzki in a fantasy trade with Camp Tiger Claw, in exchange for Devil Rays pitcher Scott Kazmir. This has yet to pan out for either of us.
UPDATE: Dmac has a lol-worthy video of the game-winning hit in which RyHo nearly runs over Chase Utley. Cripes, Coors Field has a huge outfield.