Atkins’ blast helps Rockies close West gap to 2
No matter, the bullpen and a makeshift lineup that was missing its top two sluggers led the
“Got to keep the train going,”
It’s chugging along at full steam these days.
“We are playing great baseball,”
All this despite losing pivotal players.
With their top two sluggers out, the
Still, the lineup produced.
“It speaks volumes as to the depth and strength of this organization,” said manager Jim Tracy, whose team is 63-32 since he took over.
Young was just trying to jump-start a listless offense when he put down a two-out bunt in the third inning.
His bunt, though, slipped through the fingers of pitcher
That got the
Just like that, the
“You never know how a small thing like my bunt can get something like that going,” said Young, who added two stolen bases. “I just wanted to try to get everybody excited and pumped up and ready for their at-bats.”
“The kid lays down a bunt for a base hit?” Tracy said. “Speed kills. … Things happened from there.”
In his absence, Colorado strung together three relievers who allowed just three hits the rest of the way.
“What a job by our bullpen,” Tracy said.
Giambi has been dialed in since joining the
“I have a lot of confidence right now and I’m swinging the bat well,” said Giambi, who nearly hit a solo homer in the eighth, only to have
Wells (1-4) didn’t fare well against his former team, giving up five runs and six hits in five innings.
“I made mistakes with sliders that cost me,” said Wells, who pitched for Colorado last season. “The slider cost me – soft pitches over the plate. Atkins really jumped on a bad pitch.”
“That’s been a problem for us all year, and it was today,”
Contreras was making his second start with the