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Peaks & Valleys - July 20 - Rockies Lose Heartbreaker, Look For Key Players To Return

It's cliched to write or say, but with 162 games in a baseball season fans are bound to see everything from the amazing to the heartbreaking. From no-hitters to perfect games. From the cycle to 15+ strikeouts in a game. And then we see something that happened last night.

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Peaks & Valleys

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Johnny Herrera goes from being the goat of the game for his throwing error in the third, resulting in two runs scored, to the hero with a three-run homer in the eighth inning give the Rockies an 8-7 lead. There's no better way to hit your first career home run than the one that wins the game for your team.

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But then the friction of a baseball game places Donnie Murphy into the game as a pinch-hitter. With one man on and two pitches later, Donnie Murphy wins the game with a homer.

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So, yeah, it's a tough loss to take, but on some level you probably feel a bit of good for Murphy, an even more unlikely hero than Herrera. If you don't, you don't, but moments like that are what make us baseball fans.

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On Tap For Today

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-Jeff Francis opposes Nate Robertson tonight at 5:10 p.m. MT.

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