There’s something very Scorsese about a grand slam in extra innings. It’s a bit like sitting through a four-hour mob movie, only to see one guy empty an entire machine gun into another guy when just one bullet will do. It’s more gratuitous than awesome, but still awesome.
Anyway, Colorado Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs did hit a grand slam of the 14th inning–after grounding out in the 10th with the winning run on third–for that Rocky Mountain high against their divisional rival San Francisco, 6-4.
“It’s a two-game swing,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “They’re looking like they’re going out of here two back and now they’re going home four. That’s absolutely huge.”
Other baseball-y goodness: The Nationals once again put the “Aw” in “Awesomely bad,” giving up six runs in the sixth against Milwaukee, who won, 7-1…Last month’s trade bait is this month’s chum: Blue Jays “ace” Roy Halliday was lit up for eight runs last night against Tampa Bay. The Rays prevailed, 12-7…After Jason Giambi signed with Colorado, he reported to Triple-A Colorado Springs; he’ll expect to be called up when the active rosters expand in September…and Boston won, but screw them.