Game 32 - Monday Night, May 10th in Denver
11:35 - Drifting in and out of sleep, I finally decided to call it a night and go to bed with the Phillies and Rockies knotted in a 5-5 tie.
12:17 - This is the estimated time when the game actually ended, based on the 3:37 time of game in the boxscore.
I wish I could have stayed awake long enough to see the Phils' 4-run rally in the top of the 9th. The team took the first of a 3-game set in Denver behind the offense of Carlos Ruiz and the speed of Shane Victorino, who hit two triples and scored three times.
Ruiz remains red-hot and hopefully he's accumulating enough votes to send him to Anaheim for the 2010 All-Star Game. He went 4 for 5 last night with the game-winning RBI in the 9th inning. He's now hitting .354, which places him 3rd in batting average in the National League. He leads the league with a .481 on-base percentage. The hot bat he displayed in the 2009 Postseason (aka Chooch-tober) has shown no signs of cooling off.
Pinch-hitter Ross Gload put the game out of reach after Chooch's heroics with a 3-run home run. Newly appointed interim closer Jose Contreras pitched a scoreless 9th to close out the game.