Gather 'round, because it's time to recap the most recent diamond doings. Roll Call starts in Denver, Colorado where the Rockies probably just went and made Jim Tracy cry again. For joy. For joy.
Game of the Day: Rockies 8, Cardinals 7
Bor-ing: Again?! One night after manufacturing a nine-run, ninth-inning comeback to pulverize the collective ego of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Rockies almost did a repeat. They trailed 5-0 heading to the bottom of the fifth, and were down three runs going to their half of the eighth.
But this is how they draw it up in Colorado.
Same as the first: Dexter Fowler(notes) hit a three-run tying blast against Jason Motte(notes) in the eighth and Chris Iannetta(notes) (Hi, you might remember him from the previous comeback) led off the ninth with a solo shot against someone named Evan MacLane(notes). His ERA is infinity.
As is the number of times the Rockies have done this, seemingly.
"Very similar to last night," Tracy said. "We kept playing."
Tony La Russa liked how his team reacted, at first, to Tuesday's humbling defeat.
"It didn't look like we were beaten today to start the day," LaRussa said. "It wasn't like we were reliving yesterday. The opposite was true."
And then, well, they went and relived yesterday.
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They Also Played...
"I don't have an approach to change," Dunn said. "That's all I've got."
The Detroit Tigers, the American League's best team at home, set themselves up for a division showdown by sweeping baseball's worst team anywhere.
Oh, the poor O's.
Braves 7, Phillies 5: The ATL takes two of three, putting the defending league champs six games out of first place and possibly lightens the Philly bandwagon a little. Is Ruben Amaro just waiting for the right time to make a move, or is he playing the fiddle as the Liberty Bell burns? Or, the building around the Liberty Bell. You get me.
Rays 6, Red Sox 4: David Price(notes), Price, baby. ... Yes, it was a sweep, but the Red Sox only had as many as 4 1/2 players on the field at one time. A sockless Kevin Youkilis(notes) took some swings while standing on his knees. Trying to pinch hit, a delirious Dustin Pedroia(notes) actually went up to the plate swinging a crutch — but he was called back. As a courtesy, Andy Sonnanstine(notes) pitched the final two innings for Boston.
Earlier in the day, Texas team president Nolan Ryan visited a hospital to check on a fan who fell about 30 feet from the second deck while trying to catch a foul ball Tuesday night.
Tyler Morris, a 25-year-old firefighter, sustained a head injury and sprained ankle but no internal injuries in the fall. Morris was expected to be released from the hospital soon, friends said. Ryan gave Morris the ball he missed, too.
Royals 7, Mariners 3: This is actually cool: Behind Alberto Callaspo's(notes) three-run dong, it's the first sweep for the Royals in Seattle since 1995. As I recall, the M's were pretty good in '95. The Royals have not been good since well before then.
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