Coming in to tonight, the St. Louis Cardinals led the National League in runs with 498. The Rockies were third with 471. Even with veteran pitchers on the mound, one would expect a high-scoring game at Coors Field. With the help of an atmosphere that led to balls carrying well, that's exactly what we got.
Jeff Francis hit the first batter of the game, then allowed a single to Allen Craig. Matt followed with a towering 2-run double, and