The sun shined Wednesday in a way the Rockies had not seen in a long while, accentuating the sparkling Ohio River and the downs of fern and forest green -- the backdrop of Great American Ball Park. It was a Kyle Kendrick kind of day.
Home runs by Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon propelled the Rockies before they held on for a 6-4 victory over the Reds on Wednesday to take the three-game series at Great American Ball Park -- their first series win since April 13-15. Colorado has won four of its last five games, while fading Cincinnati dropped its 10th in the last 11.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and second baseman DJ LeMahieu have established defensive reputations and have put up strong offensive numbers so far this season. Will it be enough to bring them back to Cincinnati to represent the National League in the All-Star Game on July 14 via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot?