Todd Helton, who seems like he has been in baseball for about 50 years, proved he still had a little something in the tank last night. Helton went 4-4 and knocked in the go-ahead run in the Rockies 5-4 win over the Braves last night.
Helton’s game winning hit in the 8th inning came off Braves pitcher Jonny Venters. Venters has been nasty out of the bullpen all season, in fact, last night was his first loss of the season.
Braves catcher Brian McCann on Venters pitch to Helton
Rockies first baseman Todd Helton on his game winning hit
Fortunately the Braves didn’t lose any ground in the N.L. East standings because Philadelphia lost to Houston last night. Atlanta still has a 2 ½ game lead over the Phillies.
Tonight Derek Lowe will take the mound for Atlanta. First pitch is 8:40 in Denver.