Rockies a game above .500…
Jason Marquis was a single out from a complete game, but instead allowed 2 runs to score before manager Jim Tracy removed him for Alan Embree to finish out the game. Marquis moves to 9-4 on the season and a share of the lead in wins on the NL. Rockies mainstays in the lineup, Helton and Hawpe both each go 3 for 4. Hawpe recording 3 RBIs, Helton scoring each time. Troy Tulowitzki gets his 10th homerun of the season in the 2nd inning off Ohlendorf with no one base. The Rockies have now won 14 out of 15 and are a game above .500 for the first time since April 8th with a record of 2-1.
STAT OF THE NIGHT – If the Rockies get a win Saturday night it will be the first time the Rockies have been above .500 both at home and on the road at this point in the season since June 21st 2007 when the Rox had a home record of 21-18 and a road record of 17-16, almost exactly 2 years to the date. Rockies are currently 15-15 at home and 19-18 on the road.
NOTES – Denver Nuggets players Anthony Carter and Dhantay Jones were spotted at the game Friday night on the main concourse. DL for Corpas? An MRI on Manny Corpas’ right elbow showed bone chips and the right hander may be headed to the DL according to coloradorockies.com. Saying goodbye to Tucson? We all knew it was coming at some point but the Rockies made it official Friday to the city of Tucson that 2010 will be their final spring training season at Hi Corbett Field. The Rockies will be sharing a new state of the art facility with the Diamondbacks (UGGH) just outside of Scottsdale. Story here from the Associated Press at azcentral.com.