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Pitching quietly playing major role in Rockies' rush up NL West standings

Originally Published: August 25, 2009
ESPN.com

Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire

Jason Hammel kept the Rockies in the game with seven strong innings Tuesday against the Dodgers.

By Peter Gammons, ESPN

There were several times when Colorado general manager Dan O'Dowd was tempted to trade Ryan Spilborghs. The Rockies are deep in outfielders, and teams such as the Red Sox lusted for him. In the end, though, O'Dowd felt that Spilborghs was a major piece for a team that has that something you can't get just ...

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