My friend Jimmy, whom I spoke of in the previous post, is probably saying, "See, I told ya. The due factor."
The Diamondbacks snapped their 10-game losing skid 7-6 over the Rockies, scoring two runs in the bottom of the 9th off Manuel Corpas.
The Rockies mustered just 5 hits although three of them were homers by Gonzalez, Stewart and Smith.
As for Todd Helton, he was 0-3 hitting out of his customary third spot in the order. Helton is hitting a very un-Heltonlike .248 with 1 homer and 10 RBI's. I don't know what his problem is. Is he hurt? Is he finished? Is he just in massive slump and will break out of it any day? I really don't know. But I do know this, he is hurting the team and he needs to be benched. Period. Not dropped in the order, benched.
I don't think Jason Giambi is the answer at first. The guy's glove is made of iron and he's slow and not nearly the hitter he once was. He's good off the bench and that's it.
Here is the answer but I don't think Jim Tracy has the nerve to do it. Move Brad Hawpe to first base and put Ryan Spilborghs in right field. Dexter Fowler, when he returns from Colorado Springs can be the fourth outfielder.
Losing to the Diamondbacks is tough to take. Now the Rockies need to win the next two or return home with massive egg on their faces.