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Peaks & Valleys - July 11 - Rockies Lead NL Wild Card

Ah, what a wonderful morning! The Rockies are currently in the lead for the NL Wild Card and are only one game behind the Padres for the NL West lead. Oh, hey, the Rockies play one last game against the Padres today before the All-Star Break. If the Rockies take the final game, both teams will be 50-38 and tied for the NL West lead.

Peaks

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-Rockies take the Wild Card lead, one game behind NL West-leading Padres after yesterday's victory.

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-Melvin Mora and Brad Eldred both hit their first home runs of the season.

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-Jason Hammel was perfect through the first four innings.

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-Carmelo Anthony got hitched yesterday. Now sign your extension, Melo!

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Valleys

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-Nuggets' center Brian Butch suffered a left patella injury in a summer league game yesterday. It looks to be a very serious injury.

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-Oi, Canada - Toronto Beats The Rapids 1-0

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On Tap For Today

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-The Rockies look to end the first half of the season with a sweep of the Padres and a share of the NL West lead this afternoon. Jeff Francis vs. Clayton Richard at 1:10 p.m. MT.

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-The World Cup comes to an end today with Spain facing the Netherlands today at 12:30 p.m. MT.

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-Rockies prospects LHP Christian Friedrich and C Wilin Rosario will be part of the 2010 Futures Game today. Catch the future of the Rockies at 4 p.m. ET.

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