For the first seven days of June, the Colorado Rockies alternated wins and losses, going 3-3. They defeated the Dodgers on June 1 to avoid being swept in the series, but then lost their three-game series with the Giants. The Rockies closed out their nine-game road trip with a three-game set with the San Diego Padres and took the first game on June 6, but dropped the second on June 7.
But then the last two games, Troy Tulowitzki took the Rockies on his back and delivered both victories. It was the first time since the middle of May the Rockies won back-to-back games (May 16-17 at home against the Giants).
And the Rockies are still sticking around at 4.5 games behind the NL West-leading Giants. The Giants had started the month on a three-game winning streak, but have gone 3-3 since then. The Diamondbacks are still in second place, though they haven't put up an extended winning streak since their 7-game one came to an end on May 31. They won on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
NL West Standings
|San Francisco||35||28||.555||0||Lost 1|
|San Diego||29||35||.453||6.5||Won 1|
|Los Angeles||29||35||.453||6.5||Lost 2|
(updated 6.10.2011 at 12:13 PM EDT)