Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/21/14
NEW YORK -- With many of their everyday players learning on the job as major leaguers and a four-man rotation that necessitates a "piggyback" reliever for each starter, a lot has to go right for the Colorado Rockies to win a game. But each Rockies win provides a hint at the long-term promise of a team enduring a rough season. Jonathan Herrera raced home on a passed ball in the eighth inning to break a tie, and reliever Matt Belisle escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the frame as the Rockies edged the New York Mets 3-1 in front of a crowd of 23,833 Monday night at Citi Field. Rafael Betancourt worked around a leadoff single by Andres Torres and a two-out walk to Ruben Tejada in the ninth to earn his 24th save. He retired the potential winning run, Mike Baxter, on a fly out to center to end the game. The Rockies (47-73) won for the sixth time in their last eight games and improved to 27-8 in games in which they allow three runs or less. "We got wha...
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