The Reds sweep the Rockies and have their 10th win in a row. Mat Latos went 8 strong innings and seemed interested in going the distance. The trainers had the final word, though, and Sam "good looking" Lecure finished off the Rockies in the ninth. Jonathan Sanchez would be lucky to start another game after this performance. All images copyright Getty Images.
The Rockies' bats woke up, but their pitchers failed them. Reds won game two of the set 9-7, though the Rockies made in interesting in the eighth and ninth innings, even as they faced the 102 mph Chapman fastballs. All images copyright Getty Images.
Behind a strong outing from Bronson Arroyo of weird-windup fame, two runs on wild pitches in the same inning and a three-strikeout performance by Aroldis Chapman to shut the door, the Reds dominated the Rockies 3-0 in the first of a three game set. All images copyright Getty Images.
The Phillies would never led go of a 4-0 lead after the first inning, winning with a final score of 5-2. Utley and Howard returned for this series and made little noise but added to the intimidation. All images copyright Getty Images.
Drew Pomeranz is called up and goes six solid innings giving up one run on two hits and three walks, yet the Rockies lose the rubber match to the San Diego Padres. Rockies hitters put up a goose egg despite nine baserunners on a hot and bright afternoon, against the surprisingly good performance by former Rockie Kip Wells. All photos copyright Getty Images.
Yasmani Grandal, the who was called up the same day, made Major League history on June 30 as he hit homeruns from each side of the plate for the first two hits of his career. Another unlikely homerun hitter, shortstop Alexi Amarista, also had two in the game, as the Padres beat the Rockies 8-4 on a fireworks night. Photos copyright Getty Images.